True beauty, health and well-being starts with your daily habits. Adopt these healthy habits for your most beautiful, healthy-looking skin from the inside out.
Nourish Your Skin
By using efficacious skincare to help strengthen and protect skin, the first line of defense for every cell in the body
Always Wear SPF
Protecting yourself from daily sun exposure is the most effective way to help prevent premature signs of aging. Exposure to UVA rays can lead to age spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer; so while you may think you are getting a healthy glow, you are actually doing long-term harm to your skin. The healthiest glow you can get comes from self-tanners and bronzers.
Try this antioxidant-rich SPF moisturizer:
Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30
Don’t Sleep With Makeup On
No matter how tired you are, do not skip washing your face before bed. While you sleep, your body repairs itself and refreshes cells, making it the ideal time to maximize skincare. Cleansing helps remove dirt, oil and pollutants that have accumulated on the skin during the day, so you can wake up to more radiant, healthier-looking skin.
Try this ultra-moisturizing cleanser:
Renewing Cleansing Cream
Exfoliate 2-3 Times Per Week
Skin is constantly turning over, generating new cells at the lower level (the dermis) and sending them up to replace dead skin cells on the upper layer (epidermis). As you age, the cell-turnover process slows down, and cells begin to gather unevenly on the skins surface, which can lead to dry patches and a lackluster appearance. By exfoliating a few times a week or using a weekly peel, you can help remove the dead skin cells to reveal the fresher, younger cells below and restore skins natural clarity and brightness.
Try this invigorating scrub:
Skin Smoothing Polish
Moisturize No Matter What
Regardless of your skin type, once you reach adulthood, your skin becomes a little drier every day. How you respond to that loss of moisture will be an
important factor in determining how old you look. No matter when you begin to see signs of persistent dehydration, restoring lost water is a central
component in any anti-aging skincare program.
Try this hydrating moisturizer :
Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Eat Your Water
By consuming a balanced diet centered on nutritious, water-rich fruits and vegetables to help cells lock in hydration.
Follow the 80/20 Rule
No matter what food choices you make, do not let food be one more source of stress and anxiety. Try to follow the simple guideline of 80% whole foods, with a special emphasis on colorful, water-rich fruits and vegetables, and 20% foods that you love, regardless of their inherent healthfulness. You will find that an occasional indulgence will make it even easier to stick to an overall healthy eating style.
Eat Your Sunscreen
Although daily SPF moisturizer is essential, it is helpful to double up on your sun protection through foods that improve your bodys natural environmental defenses and increase your cellular health. Eating foods like pomegranates, spinach and blueberries helps neutralize free radicals and minimize the damage they cause from penetrating your cells.
Antioxidant-Rich and Fermented Foods
Besides providing internal sun protection, eating antioxidant-rich foods helps prevent cell damage that may lead to skin aging, cancer and other ailments. Antioxidant-rich foods include goji berries, dark chocolate and kidney beans. Also, incorporate fermented foods, like kefir, yogurt and sauerkraut, into your diet to provide beneficial bacteria to your digestive system, which helps you absorb more of the nutrients from the food you eat.
Awaken Your Body
By participating in physical activities that bring you joy to bring muscles that hold optimal hydration.
Whether it is running or yoga, physical activity releases stress-fighting endorphins in your brain. Dr. Murad calls this awakening your body and says that the best way to keep exercising is to practice an activity you enjoy. Think outside the box and explore new fitness classes or sports to discover your favorite way to stay active.
Take Your Workout Outside
Warm weather and sunshine are great motivators to get outside and exercise in the
fresh air. Go outside, breathe deeply and take a walk, preferably somewhere in nature.
Go for a hike with friends or take a yoga class at the beach. It doesnt matter what you
do, as long as it involves you connecting with nature and moving your body.
Get Up and Move at Work
Sometimes it is not easy to squeeze in a break during a crazy workday. Research shows
that only 1 in 5 people take a break for a mid-day meal. Most workers just eat at their desks, but it is so important for your health, sanity and work/life balance. Even if it is just 15-20 minutes, taking a break is a proven way to sustain concentration and energy levels throughout the day. If you are not able to leave your desk, try doing a series of stretches to refresh your body and mind.
Be Kind to Your Mind
By managing the stress of modern living and cultivating emotional self-awareness and resilience to help cells stay hydrated and resistant to damage.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
In our always-on world, getting enough sleep is one of the biggest challenges, but the replenishing effects of a good nights sleep are undeniable. The body is an amazing
factory, and when you go to sleep, the factory cleans up, repairs itself and files
everything away. It is critical that you allow your body to process each day, and the
only way to do this is by getting 7-9 hours of sleep daily.
Allow Yourself to Relax
Managing the stress of modern living, which Dr. Murad refers to as Cultural Stress.,
is crucial to feeling and looking your best. With the constant pressure to conquer a daily wave of text messages, emails and social media alerts, it is easy to get caught up and
forget to take time out for yourself. Schedule me time on your calendar and honor it as you would any other important appointment. You cannot excel in any aspect of your life
without caring for the most important person in your life: you.
Focus on the Good
Try to cultivate thankfulness with every breath you take. When you are dialed in to gratitude, you have the clarity to truly appreciate all the blessings in your life. This mindset will allow you to be more open to new opportunities, inspiration and creativity. Instead of magnifying the problems you face, minimize them with gratitude for everything that brings you joy.