Healthy skin is something we all want for our skin. Sometimes life gets a little too busy and we get sidetracked and distracted from our usual routine, often putting ourselves last on the list. Being aware of this and making sure you take some time to give your skin the attention it deserves will not only make you feel better, but your skin too! Here are a few very simple steps to follow to ensure you keep your skin's health in check.
Making sure you are drinking enough water and being mindful of not drinking too much as well is important. There are recommendations regarding how much a male and a female should drink a day however, these do not take into consideration factors like size, weight, how much physical activity and climate we live in. There are references that adult men should drink 2.6 litres of water per day (about 10 cups) and adult women should drink 2.1 litres per day (about eight cups). But these figures are based on the average weight of men and women, so if you're underweight or overweight you may consider adjusting your fluid intake ” Ms Taylor says a good rule of thumb is 35 millilitres of fluid per kilogram of bodyweight. Fluids like herbal teas, juice and coffee are also considered as part of your hydration. Interestingly, for those of you who were lead to believe coffee is dehydrating then it might be time to reconsider this. The Mayo Clinic suggests otherwise, Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn't cause fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested. While caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect ” meaning that they may cause the need to urinate ” they don't appear to increase the risk of dehydration.
The mineral Sulphur has been called nature's beauty mineral because it is needed to keep hair glossy and skin clear and smooth. Sulphur is needed for the synthesis of collagen and is prevalent in keratin necessary for the healthy maintenance of hair, skin and nails. MSM provides the necessary Sulphur supplementation to help maintain collagen and keratin levels. Essential Fatty Acids like Evening Primrose Oil can help to fortify your skin health and in particular, help with age related changes like firmness and redness. They are also helpful for problematic skin conditions like rosacea. Vitamin C is also another great supplement to take and a two pronged approach is ideal if possible (taking it internally and using it topically), which leads to our next point below.
FEED YOUR SKIN WITH INGREDIENTS LIKE VITAMIN C AND HYALURONIC ACID
Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are both ingredients that are well documented to have strong anti-aging properties. They also work wonderfully as a preventative from ageing. Using serums with these ingredients included on a regular basis can help to make some big skin health changes. Vitamin C helps to prevent and protect against sun damage, increase firmness, elasticity and tone of skin while also increasing moisture in all levels of your skin. MISMO's ACE Vitamin C Serum would be perfect. Hyaluronic Acid is essential for the structure of the skin matrix known as the extracellular. This is what gives the skin a youthful wrinkle free appearance and it is the combination of hyaluronic acid and collagen that help to maintain this. Feeding your skin with hyaluronic acid, (in the form of MISMO's Rejuvenating Serum) will help to plump, soften and smooth the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and overall improve your skin's appearance and health significantly.
SUN IN MODERATION
The sun is probably our worst enemy when it comes to lines, wrinkles and ageing however, we do need to make sure we get our daily dose of Vitamin D. Try avoiding the hottest times of the day to get your sun fix which is suggested from between 10-3pm. Protecting your skin with a mineral makeup or natural sunscreen and or moisturiser containing the likes of Zinc, can help to fortify your skin against UVA and UVB and rays.
REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP!
Ahh, this old chestnut. But very timely considering this time of year. Even if you simply use a microfibre cloth just to remove your makeup before bed is better than falling asleep in your full face of makeup. In an ideal world, it would be great to follow your usual skincare routine, cleanse, serums and moisturise however, at the very least a microfibre cloth will do the trick. So what are you waiting for? By following these easy steps you will be on your way to healthy and glowing skin in no time.