The 7 habits of people with great skin

The 7 habits of people with great skin

We are firm believers that great skin starts from the inside out. Everyone’s skin is different and comes with its own set of needs which is why it’s important to listen to your skin and respond according to its needs. Having said that, there are certain habits that you will find people with great skin have in common.

 

  1. SLEEP FOR 8 HOURS EVERY NIGHT
    The 7 habits of people with great skin

When it comes to maintaining a strict beauty routine, sleep is often forgotten. Beauty sleep is real (emphasis on beauty). Sleep is crucial as it’s the time when your body repairs itself. Blood flow to the skin increases, collagen is rebuilt and UV exposure damage is corrected. = reduced wrinkles and age spots. #iwokeuplikethis

 

  1. CHANGE PILLOWCASES

Your pillowcase has some pretty direct contact with you. That means there are plenty of opportunities for critters and bacteria to make themselves at home and do damage to your hair and skin. Pillowcases should be changed regularly to remove the build-up from dirt and prevent skin issues like acne. To make your fresh case last even longer, you can flip your pillow over to the opposite side the next night.

 

  1. DRINK MORE WATER
    The 7 habits of people with great skin

Water naturally brings life to your body’s largest organ, your skin! Try a large glass of water first thing every morning to flush out your body toxins. Get smart and carry a reusable bottle you can refill and keep at your desk. Feel good about hydrating!

 

  1. HAVE A HEALTHY DIET

We’ve all heard of the phrase “You are what you eat”. Well, it’s true! Recent studies show that there may be a link to carb- and sugar-loaded processed foods and increased inflammation and acne. Make sure you are getting more nutrients and fresh foods into that beautiful body and less empty carbs and sugar! Look better, feel amazing!

 

  1. HYDRATE WHEN DAMP
    The 7 habits of people with great skin

Try applying your moisturizer when your skin’s damp: We are always applying our butters immediately after cleansing, while the face is still a bit damp. This is a game-changer as it allows products to penetrate better. @Shea Black Seed Amla

 

  1. CLEAN YOUR SCREENS

You never think about it, but our phones are undoubtedly housing loads of dirt and bacteria. Incorporating cleaning our glasses and phone into our skin-care routine has made a big difference for us.  Another pro tip? Keep your phone away from your face.

 

  1. BE GENTLE TO THE SKIN
    The 7 habits of people with great skin

Throughout the day, your skin accumulates pollutants, dirt, oil, and all sorts of unwanted debris. Washing your face ensures that your pores don’t become clogged which prevents the development of acne. Cleansing and mildly exfoliating are important to get your skin smooth and radiant. Don’t over-irritate your skin; give it a gentle hug and be kind to it.

 

Bonus: Wear SPF every day

Wear SPF 15+ for best results. 

 

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