These days, our skin is exposed to all kinds of damaging factors such as the weather, stress, poor diet and chemicals. With such busy lifestyles, sometimes people can forget to look after their skin, or think they simply don’t have the time!
Luckily, there are lots of easy ways to improve your skin health to achieve radiant, glowing skin, and they don’t have to be time consuming or expensive! We asked the staff at Jan de Vries for their top tips for healthy, glowing skin, and together we’ve come up with this list:
#1 – Feed your skin from the inside out. This means eating a healthy, balanced diet, full of nutrient-rich foods like fruit, vegetables and complex carbohydrates to provide the nourishment your skin needs. Unhealthy, fatty foods often show up on your face in the form of spots or oily skin.
#2 – Support your skin with vital vitamins. As well as your healthy diet, you should consider taking a good-quality multivitamin. Your skin needs a whole host of vitamins for good health, including vitamins A, C, E, K and B vitamins, to repair damage, prevent wrinkles, reduce redness and clear up spots. Taking a supplement ensures you get a good dose of these vitamins regardless of any fluctuations in your diet. Have a look at our range of vitamin supplements to find one that suits you.
#3 – Coconut oil. A favourite amongst staff and customers, no discussion of skin health can go without mention of coconut oil. This amazing product is often used for cooking and baking, but it can also be used as a moisturiser, cleanser, spot treatment and makeup remover. It’s packed full of healthy fats, has antioxidant properties, and is also antibacterial and antifungal, so it’s perfect for protecting your skin from flare ups and infections. For some more information, have a look at our article on the surprising uses of coconut oil.
#4 – Natural skincare routine. Ever noticed how spot-targeting cleansers tend to leave your skin dry and tight? That’s because of all the harsh chemicals! In fact, drying your skin like this causes it to overcompensate and produce excess oil, which can actually cause more spots! So ditch those chemical-filled products and switch to natural skincare products. Use a natural exfoliator to loosen dirt, makeup and dead skin, then a cleanser to wipe off all this grime, leaving your face clean and fresh. A toner will calm and balance your skin after all this scrubbing, and a moisturiser to give your skin that hydrating boost for a healthy glow.
#5 – Keep hydrated. This is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of achieving healthy skin. If toxins don’t get flushed from your system as waste, they are often expelled through the skin instead, causing problems like spots. Drinking plenty of water flushes these toxins away, but it also helps to keep skin hydrated and supple.
#6 – Get a good night’s sleep. Throughout the day our skin is exposed to wind, sun, makeup, chemicals, pollution and stress, which is not a recipe for healthy, glowing skin. Overnight, your body repairs itself, so getting in some extra sleep is vital to help your skin recover from the day before. Using an extra pillow also helps elevate your head a little, allowing fluids to drain from the face, preventing puffy eyes. If you’re struggling to sleep well, have a look at our article on sleeping better using nature for some tips.