We’ve all heard the phrase that beauty is on the inside. While this is true, your beauty doesn’t have to stop there. If you’re taking care of your body and living a healthy lifestyle, it can and should be reflected in your complexion. Just like you wouldn’t let the trees in front of your house get overgrown and ragged looking while keeping the interior neat and tidy, you shouldn’t neglect your skin in order to focus more intently on other areas of your health. So to help you better show off your health and wellness, here are three tips to help get your skin producing a natural glow to match your inner beauty.
Avoid Cleansing With Hot Water
Although nothing feels quite like soaking in a hot bath or letting the hot water run down your back in the shower, exposing your skin to hot water could actually limit its ability to reflect your health. According to Julia Frank, a contributor to Australian Vogue, hot water takes the moisture out of your skin, leaving you with dry, dull skin rather than the glowing skin you want. Frank states that the best temperature to wash your face and skin with is somewhere between lukewarm and warm with a final splash of cool water to seal your pores. And while this routine may not be as comfortable as using hot water, your skin will thank you for your sacrifice.
Bring On the Rose Hip Oil
With the amount of beauty products available on the market today and the masses of scientific studies claiming that products and chemicals can be good for your skin one day and bad for it the next, it can be a challenge to find something to use on your skin that is both healthy for your body and will promote gorgeous skin. Luckily, that’s where rose hip oil comes in.
Kit Arbuckle, a contributor to LiveStrong.com, shares that applying a small amount of rose hip oil to your face twice a day can have many benefits for your skin. The vitamins A, E, C and B, along with its essential fatty acids, have been shown to help with anti-aging, reducing acne-related and other scarring, and improving skin tone, texture and pigmentation.
Steer Clear of These Foods
While you may think that genetics and hygiene are the main things that affect the look and feel of your skin, the foods you put into your body have a striking effect on the way your skin looks, especially on your face. In fact, Sam Escobar, a contributor to GoodHousekeeping.com, shares some research done by Dr. Nigma Talib stating that foods such as wine, sugar, dairy and gluten can have large negative impacts on the healthfulness of your skin. Be sure to keep your intake of these foods in check if you want to have the glowing skin you so desire.
If you feel like you’ve tried every product out there to make your face better reflect the health you feel in your body, consider using some of the tips mentioned above to bring out your inner glow in a more natural way.