As the world has slowed down, we’ve all been encouraged to go back to the basics and focus on our health, holistically. Across mind, body & soul, we often don’t realise how much of an impact both internal & external factors can have on our skin health. Here’s a breakdown of some fuss free ways to help you on your quest to healthy, happy skin.
Change your damn pillow case.
Yes, it sounds simple but this housekeeping tip is totally necessary. The average person spends 26 years sleeping in their life. That’s 26 years of dirt, oil & bacteria that your pillow is enduring, which can lead to blocked follicles, black heads, whiteheads and pimples. Aim to swap your pillow cases at least once a week to reduce the risk of breakouts.
Happy gut, happy skin.
They don’t call it the “second brain” for nothing. The gut microbiome, which consists of no less than 100 trillion bacteria, affects many aspects of our health, including our skin health. One of the secrets to achieving better skin may be as simple as the age-old saying, ‘you are what you eat’. Since the gut helps to carry nutrients to the skin, it’s essential to prioritise good nutrition to support a well-functioning microbiome. Try adding probiotics & wholefoods into your diet to support a healthy gut!
Workout then cleanse, ASAP.
Working out? It’s crucial you wash your face as the first step in your post sweat-sesh routine (even before you shower). This important step will help remove oil, sweat & bacteria to help limit the chances of clogged pores, breakouts, irritation & dehydration.
It’s crazy to think how much your mind & skin are intertwined. Studies show that skin disorders such as acne, eczema & rosacea among others are directly linked to the human psyche. Stress and lack of sleep induce the hormone, cortisol, which triggers our skin to produce more sebum or oil, which can lead to clogged pores or breakouts. To combat this, set some time aside in the day for self-care, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
Get a vitamin routine.
While vitamin consumption is important, it doesn’t need to be high maintenance and there’s easy & enjoyable consumption methods out there (Collagen Coffee). Getting your daily dose of Collagen, Proline, Silica & Lysine can have a huge impact on improving your skin health, elasticity & appearance. It’s important to remember though, that just like working out - seeing the benefits of vitamin consumption takes time & consistency - so be sure to find a routine that works for you!
Try these tips out & let us know what you think.
- Cheers to happy, healthy skin!