Everybody wants glowing, flawless skin. If it was easy to achieve everyone would have perfect skin, right? So what’s a girl to do?
My skincare routine has been a lot of trials and errors over the years. I’ve found little things here and there have been helpful in trying to achieve this goal. Here’s 9 easy ways to improve your skin that I’ve found to be effective for me personally.
Up Your Water Intake: In my opinion, this is the number one thing you can do to help your skin…and your body! I started upping my water intake when I was sick a couple months ago and noticed my skin looked so much healthier and hydrated.
Drink Lemon/Lime Water: In addition to upping your water intake take up it a notch and add lemon and lime to your morning routine. Squeeze the juice of either half a lemon or half a lime into a glass of water before breakfast for added benefits. I really noticed a difference when I started drinking this beverage daily.
Avoid Trigger Foods: Trigger foods are foods that can “trigger” adverse affects in the body. They can lead to unwanted breakouts. Watch out for the sneaky foods you wouldn’t think about being triggering like dairy and sugar.
Consider A Vitamin C Supplement: There’s many benefits to taking Vitamin C for skin health including brightening skin and evening out skin tone. You could even add vitamin C rich foods like oranges to your diet instead of taking a supplement.
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables: Eating foods that are healthy and nourishing to your body can really improve skin health. Aim for foods rich in antioxidants like many fruits and vegetables. Berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and veggies like spinach contain lots of antioxidants.
Add Collagen To Your Diet: Collagen is great for the skin. It comes in different forms. I use the powder form and add a scoop to either my smoothies, water or coffee once a day. Using it routinely can help improve your skin.
Use A Toner: Using a toner after washing your face can help with evening out skin tone, removing any left over makeup residue and helping to cleanse and prevent breakouts. First wash your face, then use toner, add serums next and seal it in with a good moisturizer in that order.
Consider Adding Hyaluronic Acid To Your Daily Routine: There’s a lot of hype about hyaluronic acid because it’s good stuff. It hydrates the skin and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When you reach my age it’ll be your best friend. You can add it alone or get a moisturizer that contains it.
Moisturize At Night: Moisturizing is so important to skin health. Simply upping your water intake along with adding a moisturizer to your routine at night can really make a difference. Use an actual moisturizer. Replacing it with shea butter or coconut oil may lead to breakouts.
Do you use any of these methods? Let me know in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you!