With the constant daily hustle and bustle, you might sometimes forget to take care of the most important person in your life… YOU.
Religiously following a skincare routine is good, but in order for our products to work best, you need to start nourishing from within.
Most of us might think that putting ourselves first, above everything else, is selfish. But the reality is, when we take care of ourselves holistically, we have even more to give to others.
You can only give the best when your cup overflows with kindness, compassion, positivity, and love. When you take care of yourself the right way, you GLOW from the inside out.
Here are 6 simple tips to keep yourself healthy so you can feel radiant from the inside:
CREATE A MORNING ROUTINE
Waking up early and having a morning routine that you can actually stick with - will help you feel positive and refreshed. You will have the mindset to conquer your day!
Start with simple things that will help ground you such as making your bed, a 15-minute meditation, drinking warm water with lemon first thing in the morning to boost your metabolism, and a proper skincare routine.
One of our favorite go-to morning routine products is our all-natural facial cleanser, Aloe Unique Gentle Facial Wash best partnered with our Clarifying Facial Toner, both powered with Aloe Ferox, Vitamins A, B, C, and E that gives you a nice pick-me-up to help keep your skin hydrated, calm, and radiant throughout the rest of your day.
EAT FOOD RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
“You are what you eat.” Every one of us has heard this one way or another, but so few really take the time to actually understand and appreciate how the food we put in our bodies affects our overall health, energy, and appearance -- most importantly, our skin.
When your skin breaks out, this is your body’s way of calling out for help. It’s a red flag from your insides to your outsides.
This is why it's really about how you fuel your body that determines the health of your skin in the long run, and the best way to truly get your skin to glow is by ensuring that you’re eating a variety of superfoods, such as fruits and vegetables with Vitamin C like oranges, blueberries, papaya, strawberries, kiwi, and even sweet potatoes. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and a key ingredient to giving you healthy, radiant skin.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR GUT HEALTH
Your gut tells it all!
It’s super important to get your gut health in check in order to feel well and experience clear and glowing skin. Your gut contributes to 70% of your immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and good digestion.
If you experience any issues with your gut, like inflammation, leaky gut, or digestion problems, your skin usually is the first place you will notice these problems.
Restore your out-of-whack skin by incorporating probiotics into your diet.
Probiotics are live bacteria that you can consume through foods such as yogurt, kefir, miso, kimchi, kombucha, and cheese (Gouda, mozzarella, cheddar, and cottage cheese) and supplements to support your gut.
Being more active promotes the circulation of oxygen through the body, as well as nutrients. When your body releases toxins through sweat, it results in firmer, clearer skin.
Ensure you have at least 10,000 steps a day to help prevent certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED
Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Dehydration affects how your body functions and causes skin to appear dull and dry.
You can also drink soothing teas, nourishing broths, even cold-pressed juices - all are effective ways to keep yourself hydrated and help your radiant glow show.
MANAGE YOUR STRESS
Stress can not only affect your mental health but also leave a mark on your face and body. Dry skin, wrinkles, acne, and eczema are just some of the ways that it can manifest itself.
If you put so much effort to make your skin look great everyday but do not sleep right, you will increase the signs of aging and your skin will look lackluster. This is why one of the biggest secrets to glowing skin is as simple as sleeping.
Sleep is the time your body repairs itself. Your skin’s blood flow increases and the organ rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing age spots. Make sure you get at least 7-9 hours of regular sleep daily.
Taking care of yourself is the best way to radiate glowing healthy skin. Remember long-lasting beauty really starts from within.