Love the skin you are in; this is perhaps once of the most overused statement we had. But the truth is if you’re not going to take good care of your skin, who would? Others won’t do it for you. We must admit that lockdown has truly been a season of less makeup and more skincare. Lockdown indeed allows our skin to breathe and gave us time to take a look at it and recalibrate some of our skincare practices. A study was conducted where about 10,100 women were asked ages over 18 to assess the impact of COVID19 restrictions on their appearance. 59 percent of the respondents said they now feel more comfortable in their skin; this is brought by weeks of recalibrating the usual beauty routines. It is without a doubt that the current surge of the pandemic is the time of doing it yourself – it did unleash additional job descriptions among all of us in place of taking care of ourselves.
Skin confidence does not just end in topical application of beauty products. You’ll start to feel more confident and comfortable with the skin you have when you start to take things seriously in taking care of your entire well-being. Here, we jot down some of the effective practices you should be incorporating in your day-to-day life to achieve confidence in your skin that is coming from within. We got you, Queens!
Rest is important
Agree that staying all night, binge-watching your favorite Netflix series is tempting – a short reward for a tiring day right? But is a punishment on yourself the following day. The heavy feeling the next day, the feeling that you want to be glued on your bed. Adapt to healthy sleeping habits. You might want to follow these recommendations given by The National Sleep Foundation in achieving sound sleep at night. (1) Stick to the same sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake-up time and (2) Sleeping on a comfortable mattress and pillow. Getting a good night’s sleep will not only make you feel better the next day but is also beneficial for you in avoiding a variety of health problems. Also, a nap during the daytime can help you manage stress levels.
Social Media Detox
In such a modern time such as this – staying away from the phone is quite a challenge. But social media nowadays is creating more harm than good. You do not have to have your days spent scrolling through the seemingly perfect photos and bodies of influencers, if you are in constant notion to comparing yourself to others, chances are, you are tolling your confidence. That is why you should allow yourself to breathe from all the unnecessary information social media have been bombarding you with. Create boundaries on putting away your phone at a certain time each day or better allocate a phone-free day every once in a while. Give your brain a break from being constantly stimulated by different information and images.
A well-balanced diet
Caring for your skin is a long-term commitment. So as early as now, make it a habit to including healthy food on top of your list because your skin gets the moisture and nutrients it needs to function properly from the food and drink you eat. Make it a habit to eat lean protein such as chicken and fish. Healthy fats like nuts. Green vegetables such as kale and spinach plus of course fruits loaded with vitamin c such as citrus fruits like lemon and orange.
Here are some foods and mineral contents that are said to be beneficial for the skin. Watch out for these to let that skin confidence of you soar.
Selenium is a mineral that neutralizes free radicals before they can even lead to wrinkles. It ensures that your skin is protected and makes your skin firm. Foods rich in selenium are nuts, shellfish, tomatoes, eggs, wheat germ, and broccoli.
Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids Omega 3 and 6 play an important role in the inflammatory response of the skin. These essential fatty acids help improves balanced hydration, keep breakouts at bay and minimize signs of skin aging. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are salmon, mackerel, oysters, flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, and seaweeds. On the other hand, look out for these foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids, whole grain-bread, poultry eggs, nuts, and pumpkin seeds.
Beta carotene aside from being a source of provitamin A, beta carotene functions as an antioxidant. From a 2012 review published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was then found out that getting plenty of beta carotene may potentially increase skin’s defense against UV radiation thus helps maintain skin health and appearance. Food rich in beta carotene are carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin, peas, broccoli, apricots, and leafy greens like kale and spinach.
Up to 60% of the human body is composed of water. Having said that, we are literally like watermelons – mostly composed of water. Drinking water is vital and is essential for good health. Your body needs water for almost every function it does. Drinking plenty of water aids in flushing toxins, aiding with digestion, regulating body temperature, and keeping your skin healthy and hydrated from the inside.
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