5 Ways To Love Your Skin
ECO EM’S BLOG
5 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR SKIN
Did you set out to take better care of yourself this year?
Well, this month we’re all about self-care and choosing to make better decisions to make our skin glow and ultimately feel amazing about ourselves. Perfect timing, with the weather changing and spring around the corner I know these 5 tips to love your skin will help hugely.
Plus, they’re easy to adopt as most of us will be doing them in some capacity. So, if you want to feel better in your skin, want your skin to glow and you want to look your best, pick a couple of the ideas below.
I am going by experience and there is research supporting the fact that drinking more water helps to improve the appearance of your skin. I’ve always underestimated this one, but I can honestly say when I am drinking more water it’s the easiest natural way to make your skin look healthier and glow.
Drinking 3-4 litres a day would be ideal, considering exercise and other drinks throughout the day. If you’re a person who relies heavily on coffee, maybe swap 2 or 3 cups for 2 or 3 glasses of water, you’d be halfway there. By drinking this amount daily you’ll help to alleviate any toxins in your system, by flushing them out.
It will also help to improve moisture, elasticity and prevent breakouts – all reasons in my book to up the intake.
SMOKING / DRINKING
If you decided you want to stop smoking or drinking this year and go sober, you’ll be pleased to know it will not only help your bank balance. But it will also help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Smoking reduces the circulation of blood flow over time, preventing the blood flow to the skin causes skin damage resulting in an aged appearance. By quitting you can slow down the ageing process and your skin will start to get the nutrients and blood flow it needs.
Did dry January change your outlook on alcohol? Most people I spoke to who did go sober for the month noticed an improvement in their skin by the end of the month. And here’s why, alcohol dehydrates us, you know that feeling the morning after a night out where you could drink a bucket of water….
When you’re dehydrated the skin will look dull, puffy and people often have dark circles or dry patches. Alcohol has an impact on a variety of nutrients in our bodies, when we drink it reduces Vitamin A levels, which help in collagen production. Without collagen the skin isn’t as supple and can cause sagging which leads to wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
The reasons I love natural skincare are endless, the more I learn the more I want to share but in the simplest of terms its kind to our skin. Gentle products that don’t burn, over exfoliate, or use excessive chemicals are the way forward.
By creating a simple natural skincare routine, you can get the results you want. For example, you want to get rid of your shaving rash and ingrowing hairs. You’ll need a gentle product that can exfoliate but not cause more damage to the rash.
I’d recommend a gentle sugar based exfoliant as its less abrasive than a salt scrub. It can help to remove dead skin cells and speeds up rehydration of the effected area. Alongside a natural oil such as Cocoa Butter the two could help to eradicate the rash as well, as the butter base will create a soothing barrier for the skin to heal.
Having spent the last year at markets and craft fairs one of the most common causes for break outs was stress. I spoke to so many women who suffered with acne throughout the most stressful periods of their lives. From work life balance, to trauma, divorce, relationships with their children, the hurdles life throws at us are endless.
It would be easy for me to say just don’t let stress rule your life, but we know that isn’t always possible. When we’re stressed our bodies release adrenaline and cortisol, which increase oil production and put us into fight or flight mode.
By implementing yoga, meditation, therapy, counselling, sleep, journalling, exercise or being in nature, you can reduce your stress levels. And help to improve your skins appearance, ultimately listening to your body will allow you to manage these symptoms better.
Are you a foodie?
Me to! Have you ever heard of the saying S**T in, S**T out, well its very apt in this instance. With subliminal marketing and the removal of access to the food chain many of us rely on boxed food. With a calorie count and coloured panels on the front to show whether its healthy or not.
Implementing a whole foods diet can help to improve your gut health which in turn can have a positive impact on the health of your skin. With nutrients and vitamins that boost your skins health in a variety of areas. This is a huge topic but here’s a quick list that you can add to your diet,
- Green tea
- Sweet potatoes
A few ideas to get you started and if you don’t follow me already. I’m on a journey to grow my own at home, please follow Eco Ems Gifts on socials to get updates on our progress.
I hope these tips are useful to unlock the glow before spring and summer. I feel like we’re all hibernating at the moment and I’m here to help and share my experiences with you all.
Thank you for reading this weeks blog, 5 Ways To Love Your Skin.
Peace and love,
Eco Em xx