5 Tips For Achieving Healthier Skin In The New Year

January 13, 2014 | LOVE EMBRACE INSPIRE  | By Jennifer Ford of Simply Jenners

Tip # 1|Ditch the Products that aren’t working for you.

Does it seem like you’ve tried every product on the market to improve your skin’s appearance, yet you’re still experiencing troublesome skin?  There’s a 99% chance that that’s the problem.  Misuse of facial cleansers and moisturizers can worsen the appearance of your skin. As a lot of these products contain harsh chemicals and oils. If the products you’ve been using on your skin are causing more harm than good, discontinue use and throw them out.  Try visiting the Dermatologist. Dermatologist can make professional recommendations to improve your skin’s appearance, and stop you from wasting time and money on products that don’t work.

Tip #2|Adjust your Diet
When you were younger, your mom probably told you to stop eating so much junk food and soda, forewarning you of pimples.  Well for years, researchers have been trying to make a connection between dieting and healthy skin, and have found very few studies that attribute junk food and soda to pimples. However, researchers have found that incorporating foods rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6, into your diet, will actually improve the condition of your hair, nails, and skin. Consuming nuts and fish are a great way to get these skin enhancing nutrients into your system.  

Tip #3| Figure out Your Skin Type
Knowing your skin type is essential, because what works for your BFF may not work for you. People tend to fall into 1 of 5 skin types: Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination or Sensitive Skin. Each skin type requires different attention. For instance, if you have dry skin, it’s best to use a natural product that heals and moisturizes your skin like coconut oil.  However, if you have oily skin, coconut oil is something you’d want to stay away from and opt for an oil-free moisturizer instead.  Once you become familiar with your skin type, you’ll have a better idea of what products will and won’t work for you.

Tip# 4| Wear Sunscreen
Although we’re in the dead of winter and the sunny beach months seem so far away, sunscreen should be a priority. Sunscreen protects the skin from environmental pollutants caused by daily activities called free radicles. Free radicles penetrate the skin damaging healthy skin cells, causing premature aging of the skin, and even discoloration.  Conscious of the benefits of SPF, a lot of cosmetic and skincare companies are including SPF into their products. If you’re a makeup wearer, there’s a good chance that you’ll find SPF in your foundation or primer. But makeup wearer or not, it’s definitely a good idea to invest in a bottle of sunscreen for healthy skin.

Tip#5| Get Your Beauty Rest
 While beauty rest is super important for the skin, a lot of us forfeit it due to long work and school hours, motherly duties, and the list goes on. While we’re sleeping, a chemical process takes place to help the skin revive itself from stress brought to it throughout the day. Not getting enough sleep cuts this process short, resulting in bags and dark circles under the eye.  Not getting enough sleep could also cause stress, resulting in hormonal changes to the body that could even cause breakouts. So if you want to start your day off with healthy glow instead of a “heck no”, get your beauty rest! Seven to eight hours of sleep is recommended.


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