Is your skin feeling a bit dry and flaky? Maybe you are dealing with more frequent breakouts, or your skin is looking blotchy. When it comes to skincare, dehydration is often the most common cause of minor skin issues, and the good news is that for most people, if you want better skin in time for the summer then a few simple changes to your lifestyle, diet, and skincare routine can help.
Drink More Water
If your skin is dry, the first thing to do is check how much water you are drinking. No matter how many moisturising products you use, it’s important to remember that hydrating your skin mainly happens from the inside. If your body is not getting enough water, then what you do drink will be prioritised to the vital organs and other areas of your body that need it more, leaving your skin feeling dried out. Increasing your water intake on a daily basis can be a simple yet very effective way to boost your skin health and condition.
If you are a smoker, then every cigarette you smoke is having a negative effect on your skin. Smoking can dry your skin out, age you prematurely, and even give your skin a yellowish colour. Along with being terrible for your skin, you probably know that cigarettes seriously increase your risk of serious health issues such as cancer and heart disease. Quitting smoking can help you see improvements to your skin and other areas of your body. You can switch to an e-cigarette and vape juice for a safer alternative.
Take Collagen Supplements
Taking a collagen supplement every day can make a difference to your skin. Studies have found that taking 2.5mg of collagen for twelve weeks resulted in significantly improved skin condition including better density, more hydration, better elasticity, and less skin roughness. Get better results by combining collagen supplements with vitamin E, vitamin C, biotin, zinc, and acerola fruit extract.
Get Enough Sleep
No matter how many great skincare products you use, your skin won’t be able to reach its full potential if you are not getting enough sleep at night. During the night when you are sleeping is when your skin repairs itself, so if you’re sleep deprived, your skin is more likely to suffer. Aim to get between seven and nine hours of quality sleep each night for skin benefits and many other health improvements.
The sun can cause your skin to prematurely age but getting outside is also helpful for getting your daily dose of vitamin D from the sun. Using a sunscreen on your skin is the best way to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays and prevent sunburn, which can increase your risk of skin cancer and lead to premature signs of aging over time. Even if it’s not a particularly sunny day, the sun can do a lot of hidden damage so using a moisturiser with SPF can help.
If you want fresh, dewy, and youthful skin in time for summer, these small daily changes can help.