Having clear, blemish-free skin is something we would all love to be blessed with. A healthy glow and a fresh-faced look can make all the difference to how we feel.
Unfortunately, it isn’t always that easy to achieve this. Smoking, stress, sun exposure, and poor diet can all contribute to less than perfect skin. The good news is that there are many things you can to help. Here are 4 ways to improve the condition of your skin.
Drink lots of water
If you don’t drink enough water, skin can become dehydrated which can, in turn, cause your face to feel dry and tight. Wrinkles may appear more prominent, and skin can look dull and lifeless.
It is recommended that the average adult should drink around 2 litres of water every day. Of course, this often slips by the wayside during a busy workday. Start drinking water more frequently, and you may be surprised at the significant changes that occur to the appearance and texture of your skin.
CBD is a compound extracted from various parts of the hemp plant and is widely known for providing many health benefits. And not many people know that one of those benefits is to the skin. Oils, such as ULU’s CBD range, contain essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6) which can promote collagen production and make the skin feel and look healthier.
CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient, which is also known to reduce sebum production. This is why many people use CBD skincare products for issues such as acne, dryness and facial redness.
A good skincare routine
Implementing a good skincare routine can do wonders for your skin. Make-up, dirt, and excess oils can clog your pores, so it’s a good idea to gently cleanse your face every morning and night. This will help your skin to breathe and keep it looking fresh.
When washing, you should rinse, pat dry, and then apply a good moisturiser to help nourish your skin. It’s a good idea to use a day cream that has a built-in SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. If possible, you should also exfoliate your skin once a week to get rid of dead skin cells.
Review your diet
Poor nutrition can have a huge impact on the appearance and condition of your skin. So, eating a healthy and balanced diet can dramatically change that. Fish such as mackerel, salmon, and herring are another source of the important fatty acids we mentioned earlier, which means they are great for your skin.
It is also recommended that you use a sun protector with a fairly high SPF if you are going to be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods. Vegetables such as sweet potatoes and bell peppers will also help with skin protection as they are high in beta-carotene, which is acts as a natural sunscreen.
Where possible, try to avoid excessive amounts of sugar like those found in milk chocolate. This is because sugar can cause inflammation and skin irritation – not to mention that sugar is also a leading cause of acne. If you do want to treat yourself once in a while, go for dark chocolate instead. Its high cocoa content means it contains lots of antioxidants which can be great for improving skin texture and health.