of yourself is essential to improving not only your body, but also your mind. If one of your goals for the New Year is healthy, glowing skin, you can start the process right now by making these simple changes to your daily beauty regimen.
Drink Plenty of Water
Your body needs water every day, and not just for internal hydration. Your skin needs plenty of water, too. Dry skin becomes tight and flaky, is less resilient, and more likely to wrinkle. You can combat these effects of dehydration by drinking plenty of water. A reusable water bottle is a small investment that offers big returns. Grab yours every time you head out the door to ensure you always have water on hand.
Be a Sleeping Beauty
For clear, radiant skin in the morning, you’ve got to get enough sleep at night. Knocking out those zzz’s won’t magically erase wrinkles, but it can slow the skin’s aging process. Your body produces collagen while you sleep. Collagen is the protein that keeps your skin strong and supple. During the day your skin is blasted with pollution and UV rays. While you’re blissfully dreaming, your body is able to repair itself, so in the morning both your mind and body awake refreshed.
Always Wear Sunscreen
We know you’ve heard it before, but it’s so important. Apply sunscreen to your face and neck every day, even if it’s not sunny out. Yes, applying sunscreen protects your skin from sun exposure and premature signs of aging, but more importantly, it protects you from the risk of skin cancer. The easiest way to incorporate this into your beauty routine is to choose a moisturizer/primer with an SPF. Now your skin is protected from UV rays and dryness all in one go.
Before you Dream, Clean
It may seem like a hassle, but wash your face before bed. Every night. It’s crucial that you remove self-applied product from your skin and also the air pollutants your skin has gathered throughout the day. Going to bed without at least using a cleansing wipe is a sure way to wake up with clogged pores, dry skin, and acne. Your skin needs to breathe, so wash the impurities away before your head hits the pillow. You’ll wake up feeling and looking radiant.