Get Glowing Skin with a Healthy Lifestyle
It is widely known that beautiful, glowing skin stems from a healthy lifestyle, one that usually includes at least 8 hours of sleep. But what does that mean for those of us who don’t always achieve our sleep goals? Do not worry, follow these four easy-to-adopt habits and your skin will be radiant before you reach the office.
Replace that Latte for a Green Juice
As tempting as it may be after tossing and turning all night, step away from the coffee! While caffeine may give you an initial boost of energy, an hour or two after it tends to leave you more tired than before. As well, caffeine dehydrates the skin and can lead to a dull, grey complexion. Start off the day instead with a green juice high in vegetables and low in high-sugar fruits. Green juices are a great way to boost your energy, kick start your digestion, and the vitamins found in the juice will get your skin glowing. If you’re running late and don’t feel like cleaning out your juicer, consider picking one up on the go. Our favorite is New Start by C’ Juice, which is packed with cucumber, fennel, spinach, apple, kale, and cinnamon, this juice has everything you need to get back your glow!
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Built up dead skin cells are the main culprit of dull, tired looking skin. The best, and easiest way to achieve smoother, glowing skin is by exfoliating regularly. It is also an excellent way to prepare your skin for the serums and creams which are to come, and aids in a better absorption of all those active ingredients your skin is calling for! Look for an exfoliating product that is gentle but powerful enough to expose the new and radiant skin underneath the surface. The Gentle Exfoliating Clarifying Soap by Laboratoires Surface-Paris is enriched with apricot kernels that work to gently remove dead skin cells, leaving the face and body visibly smooth and glowing.
Science has proven that people who actively focus on gratitude and write down three things every day for which they are grateful, are happier! Over time your brain becomes accustomed to thinking more positively… and guess what?! Positive people glow! Take 5 minutes for yourself each and every morning, integrate a gratitude journal into your routine.
Give your Skin a Kiss from the Sun
It is true that a complexion that has been touched by the rays of an early spring day is some of the most beautiful, glowing skin! But with the increasingly harmful effects of UV rays, it is certainly not advised to expose your unprotected skin directly in the sun. Fear not. Recently, some high quality, natural looking sunless tanning creams have made it possible to have a golden glow without stepping out into the sun. Look for a sunless tanner that is easy to apply, as streaks are not becoming. Also for those who may be a bit reluctant, purchase a self-tanner that is progressive, meaning the color will become gradually darker with multiple use. Laboratoires Surface-Paris’ Perfect Glow Subtle Bronzing Face Cream is derived from natural ingredients and doesn’t cause streaking, giving a natural-looking sunkissed glow.