In our ever-relentess quest for healthy, radiant, glowing skin, we must take an all-angles approach, so to speak. In this post, yours trully will break it down and discuss all of those internal beauty habits that lead to a more glowing, more beautiful exterior.
Hydration is key, on all levels
More than just the sum of a couple of elements, water is an essential part of our body composition. If we don’t hydrate ourselves enough (think 8-10 glasses, daily as your needed intake) our whole body (including our dermis’s) suffer. It is important to get your fill of the cool stuff every single day, and to also maintain proper hydration levels on the outside, too. One product that I have been loving is Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizer Body Lotion, which traps all that essential moisture into my skin-where I need it most.
Healthy, nutrient-rich foods equal healthier skin
Just as you need to ingest enough water, it is also important to consume the rainbow via fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates. A healthy, balanced diet ensures that your skin and body are both getting the nutrients they need. Also, as certain foods are known to help protect the skin, other foods are to be avoided. Stay away from the salt, which can cause your to bloat and lose moisture.
Sleep is vital not only for health, but also for the skin
We all know that we need a certain amount of sleep to function, and that when we don’t get it we all feel pretty lousy. What you may not know is that stress (such as not getting enough sleep) can prematurely age the skin, and for that reason it is crucial to get 7-9 hours a night. Oh, and while you are at it, be sure to slather on some of Aveeno’s Radiant Intensive Night Cream, which goes on extra thick (but not greasy!), and hydrates and repairs the skin while you sleep.
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