A youthful look with glowing skin is incredibly important to most of us gals. But, duh! Yes, we always make sure to take our makeup off before bed, limit our sugar intake, and drink lots of water for hydration, but is this enough? Should we be doing more…and if so, what!? Youthfulness is dictated by the amount of glow in our skin. The skin is the largest of all the body’s organs and is in many ways the most fragile. Think of your skin as your body’s first line of defense, each day coming under assault from many different sources. If you don’t take care of your skin properly it can lead to all sorts of problems including premature aging and dry, wrinkly skin. We. Do. Not. Want. That.
With so many factors affecting a beautiful, glowing skin, we need to be even more vigilant about protecting it and keeping it as healthy and radiant as possible. So, what are the factors that play a part in damaging our skin? Read on for 3 culprits that will destroy youthful and glowing skin complexion.
3 Culprits That Will Destroy Glowing Skin
1. Poor Diet
When thinking about diet, most of us think about the effects our eating habits have on our waistlines, not our skin. But, believe it or not, your diet is one of the main factors that affects the health of your skin. Your food gives your body all the vitamins and nutrients you need, so if you don’t eat the right foods, your body won’t be able to receive the nutrients it needs. If your body lacks the vitamins and nutrients it craves, this will eventually lead to your skin to becoming dull, lifeless, and unhealthy looking. To keep your skin looking healthy, eat a varied diet that is high in vitamins and minerals.
2. Smoking and Drug Use
One of the worst things you can do for your skin is smoke or take drugs. Smoking speeds up the aging process and can lead to your skin aging prematurely, as the chemicals in cigarettes affect the elasticity and tone of your skin. Drug use can lead to pigmentation problems, reddening of the skin, and many other skin problems. These issues are caused the by the many different toxins found in drugs. You may not realize it, but even taking drugs every so often can cause damage to your skin. Did you know that drugs can stay in your system for up to ten days after taking them? If you’re worried, you can get a drug test from Drugscreen, the results may surprise you! To keep your skin in good condition and prevent premature aging, the best thing to do is cut out cigarettes. If this isn’t doable, the try swapping to e-cigarettes.
3. Lack of Exercise
No amount of skincare and beauty treatments can help keep your skin glowing if you fail to exercise on a regular basis. To keep your skin looking and feeling good, regular exercise, along with healthy eating and a proper skin care regime is crucial. We recommend a “detox lifestyle“. Aim to do around 20 minutes of exercise each day. This can be anything from high-intensity interval workouts, like running and medicine ball slams, to more relaxed workouts, like swimming and practicing yoga.
Remember, to keep your skin healthy all you really need to focus on is eating healthy, exercising regularly, and avoiding nasty chemicals or toxins e.g. cigarettes. If you’re interested in more anti-aging and beauty articles, please be sure to subscribe to our newsletter in the sidebar on the right.