Lifestyle Changes for Glowing Skin
Sun exposure, stress, and neglecting our skin can all affect its natural radiance. With simple tweaks to your daily routine, you can help your skin get its glow back. Here’s how to get glowing skin with a few lifestyle adjustments.
Glowing red from sunburn isn’t a good look, and it’s not safe for your skin either. When you’re out in the sun, always wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30, which filters out 97 percent of harmful UVB rays. You can also get sunburned in winter
, especially if you’re taking part in activities like skiing or snowboarding, as snow can reflect ultraviolet light. For effective coverage you should reapply sunscreen every two hours throughout the day when outdoors. Remember: when applying make-up before going outside, always put sunscreen on first or use a moisturizer with SPF.
Common irritants such as very hot water and harsh chemicals in soaps and skincare and beauty products (especially if you have sensitive skin
) can cause your skin to appear red and puffy. Although a long, hot shower in winter might sound appealing after a day out in the cold, hot showers can also weaken lipids
, drying out the skin and reducing its radiance. Stick to cool or warm showers, and fragrance-free or unscented, non-irritating, hypoallergenic skincare products. Also, moisturize daily after a shower to lock in moisture using Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Cocoa Radiant™ Spray Moisturizer
. It dispenses evenly and moisturizes deeply with micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly
to help heal dry skin.
We’ve all heard of beauty sleep, but did you know that a lack of sleep really can affect the appearance of your skin? When you have tired skin, it loses its natural glow. Lack of sleep causes the blood vessels to dilate, leading to dark circles under the eyes, leaving you with a dull, tired looking complexion. The good news is that the skin renews itself as you sleep.
Skin is hard at work while we sleep. Our body’s main defense against the outside world works overtime to protect us, as cell regeneration doubles
at night and the production of collagen
– a protein that promotes the healing of wounds – increases.
Make sure you get 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night to help maintain healthy glowing skin.
Work to reduce your physical and emotional stress levels to promote glowing skin from within. Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes your skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for any skin problems you have to heal. When you’re stressed you may neglect your normal skincare regime too. Be sure to follow your daily skincare routine, even when you’re busy, and take actions to reduce stress. For example, getting enough sleep and taking time to yourself – such as going for a walk, reading a book, or meditating – can help you maintain a balanced lifestyle.
Not only is a workout great for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it can also have a positive impact on our skin. Exercise can boost collagen
production which improves skin texture, and it can increase the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients needed to repair environmental damage that can cause skin to age or become irritated. Physical exercise may also help prevent premature aging by increasing the level of antioxidant activity.
As the skin helps to remove waste from the body through sweat, it’s important to keep skin clear of heavy make-up during a workout. It’s also best to take a cool shower afterwards and wait until the skin has fully cooled before applying a hydrating moisturizer
to revitalize the skin. Whether your skin looks dull and tired due to aging, or from a hectic, everyday lifestyle, you can help restore your glowing skin. Keeping on top of your skin care regime is vital, especially in cold snaps that can dry the skin. Using Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Cocoa Radiant™ Spray Moisturizer
is ideal for busy winter mornings. The quick and convenient spray lotion dispenses evenly and its formula with micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly help to heal dry skin.
With these simple tips for glowing skin, you can achieve a warm, radiant complexion and keep skin smooth, supple, and hydrated.