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If you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts, it can feel as though achieving glowing, clear skin is near-impossible; and that can be frustrating. What’s more, with so much advice out there and so many different products to choose from, it can start to feel a little overwhelming when trying to find a solution.
By making a few changes to your lifestyle, you could help to strengthen and improve your skin’s natural barrier, which could result in a healthier glow. Your skin’s barrier is there to keep the good stuff in, and keep the bad stuff out! So, if your skin is looking a little dull, red, itchy or rough, it might be time to pay some attention to your lifestyle and see what small changes you could make.
The Beauty of Eczema takes a look at some of the proven methods for helping to improve the condition of your skin.
Follow a skincare routine
Applying the right products to your skin can make a world of difference, and following a skincare routine consistently can help to repair any damage to your skin and keep it in glowing condition.
Start with a gentle cleanser to help keep your skin clean, removing residual makeup, oil and dirt. This can ensure your pores are clear, which may help to prevent breakouts.
Next, look out for toners and serums that are tailored to your skin’s needs. A toner can help your skin to absorb further products better, while serums can provide nutrients and antioxidants your skin needs to stay healthy.
Make sure you finish your skincare routine with a moisturiser, which can help to protect that all-important barrier and keeps your skin feeling hydrated.
Drink plenty of water
Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, so drinking plenty of water is an essential tip if you’re hoping to improve the condition of your skin. Drinking water can help to flush your body of toxins, and it can help to generate new cells. It’s recommended to drink around 2 litres of water a day.
However, don’t forget that following a healthy, balanced diet also plays a role in glowing skin, so make sure you’re eating well alongside all that water!
Stress can be a trigger for a lot of things, and it can have an impact on your skin. In some cases, stress can make existing skin problems worse, which could make you feel more stressed, resulting in a difficult cycle to get out of.
It’s important to find ways to minimise your stress. This can be different for everyone, so find something that works for you. For many, meditating or just taking some time for yourself to have a bath or read a book can work wonders. It may also help to write in a journal to offload some of your worries and remind yourself of the positives.
Exercise can also help to relieve stress, and could help you to sleep better as well.
By following helpful tips such as these, you can start your journey to achieve glowing, healthy skin all year round.