Our opinions about health are undoubtedly influenced by our individual experiences and the world around us. But what does it mean to be healthy? And how do we even define health? The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing” beyond simply being free from illness or frailty. Health is not simply the absence of feeling unwell. And we need to consider factors beyond our physical health too. When we prioritize our health and wellness, our lives can change. So where should you start? Here are some simple wellness tips for beautiful skin, a healthy skin care routine, and a more balanced life.
GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
The easiest way to optimize your health and wellness? Prioritize your beauty sleep. Getting enough hours will help you feel more refreshed and alert during the day. And your skin will look that much more radiant. How do we know? Through clinical research.
Consider this fascinating clinical study about the effects of sleep deprivation on facial appearance, supported by the Swedish Sleep Research Society, the Swedish Society for Medical Research, and the Stockholm Stress Centre. The study involved a group of observers rating a series of photos comparing how people look after a normal night of sleep with how they look after being up all night. The second set of photos was taken after participants had only five hours of sleep and were awake for 31 hours straight. The researchers found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes more wrinkles and fine lines, heavier eyelids, and darker circles around the eyes.
It makes sense that looking and feeling tired has an immediate effect on the health and appearance of our skin. Prioritize your beauty sleep, and your skin will look much healthier.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY
Do you ever find yourself obsessively worried about choosing the right foods for healthy skin? Or knowing which foods to avoid for healthy skin? Plenty of wellness influencers and industry professionals will have conflicting advice for you on this. So be critical about where you are getting your information. If you follow the philosophy of intuitive eating, all you need to worry about is listening to your hunger cues and nourishing your body. You can always toss in some extra supplements or vitamins for healthy skin your skin, but there is no need to obsess about it.
You should also drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, particularly if you are partying or drinking. Alcohol naturally dehydrates your body and your skin may look tight or dry as a result. Drinking more water and using a quality moisturizer will do wonders. We also recommend getting physical with some gentle exercise or movement. The added movement and increased blood flow are good for your overall health, nourishing your skin cells with oxygen and nutrients.
CREATE A HEALTHY SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Everyone deserves to flourish in their own skin. And having a simple but effective skin care routine is a great place to start. Beyond lifestyle changes and focusing on your overall wellness, choosing the right skin care products will make a world of difference. Start simple with our gentle facial cleanser to remove makeup and impurities, keeping your skin clean and fresh. You’ll love how soft and supple your skin feels after a gentle morning cleanse. You can then apply a targeted treatment or serum such as our Vitamin C Serum for Face and Eye. Perfect for addressing uneven skin tone and texture, our clinically proven serum works to strengthen and repair your skin. You can then round out your routine with a lightweight moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and happy throughout the day.