6 Habits of People with Flawless Skin
You know when you're looking on social media and you see those celebrities just flaunting their beautiful skin? You may think it's because they have all this money to spend on the best skincare products the world has to offer or maybe they were just blessed with flawless skin. But I'm going to let you in on a little secret - it's not all about money or "good genetics."
And no, it's not just because they have an insane 12-step skincare routine either. Most people work really hard to achieve and maintain healthy, glowing skin. They form habits that, over time, help to improve their skin's complexion and overall health.
You don't have to have a 12-step skincare routine either, though a skincare routine is definitely necessary. The secret to flawless skin is creating habits that enhance your skin's beautiful glow.
Here are 6 of the top habits people with flawless skin have:
1. They drink lots of water.
Staying hydrated is crucial when it comes to having healthy skin.
If you're not drinking enough water, you may find that your skin feels tight, dry, or even flaky.
The more water you drink, the fewer lines and wrinkles you'll see.
2. They don't go to sleep with makeup still on.
Leaving makeup on overnight can trap dirt and bacteria on your skin which can lead to breakouts, inflammation, or even infections.
Sleeping with makeup on also interrupts your cell turnover rate which means your skin can't shed dead skin cells as efficiently. This can result in signs of premature aging, like fine lines and wrinkles.
3. They always wear sunscreen.
It may seem like a hassle to slather on sunscreen every morning, but it's extremely important. Sunscreen will help protect your skin from harsh UV rays that can cause damage and even skin cancer. And yes, it's still important to wear even on cloudy days.
4. They wash their sheets and pillow cases often.
Dirty sheets carry bacteria that can harm your skin and lead to breakouts and inflammation.
Make an effort to clean your sheets at least once a week.
5. They don't smoke.
Your skin can actually absorb nicotine, causing signs of premature aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. It can even delay wound healing, limit blood flow, and increase infections.
Stopping smoking can improve your skin's appearance.
6. They stick to a daily skincare routine.
You don't have to go out and buy super expensive skincare products that claim they'll cure every skin problem you have. Because guess what? They won't. Not if you're not taking care of your skin in other ways too.
You want to make sure, at the very least, you're washing and moisturizing your face and décolleté every day and night. Washing your face is the most effective way to get rid of dirt, debris, and excess oil to help keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.
The biggest challenge of them all is trying to form these helpful habits. The best advice I can give you is to start off slowly with trying just one of these habits, not all six. And if you don't already have a skincare routine in place, I'd start with that one first.
It takes different people different amounts of time to form a habit, but once you form one, it'll make the next one seem that much easier. And you'll be that much closer to achieving and maintaining that flawless complexion you're after.
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