It is essential to hydrate your skin by consuming a sufficient amount of water every day. How much water should you drink? You should set your goal between half an ounce and ounce of water for each pound you weigh, according to WebMD. If you weigh 170 pounds, you should try to consume anywhere from 85 -170 ounces of water a day.
A no-brainer here – Exfoliation removes dry and dead skin cells and improves blood circulation to reveal your healthy and glowing skin. The best way to exfoliate your skin for healthier skin is by using a loofah every day to keep ingrown hair and scaly skin under control. While you’re in the shower, gently scrub bumpy or flakey skin with a circular motion to remove dead skin cells.
While taking a long hot shower may feel amazing to help relax your muscles, it can actually do a disservice to your skin. According to Healthline, hot showers can dry out and irritate your skin. Hot water makes it easier for the skin to dry out and worsen conditions like eczema. For healthier skin, take shorter lukewarm showers for happier, healthier skin.
We all know that UV rays are harmful to our skin. Applying sunscreen every day to your face and any other areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun will protect you from those harmful UV rays. Make sure to find and apply a product with at least SPF 30. Applying sunscreen may seem tedious, but the results are huge while on your pursuit for healthier skin.
In general, this is a great rule of thumb, especially in today’s world with the spread of COVD-19 and other germs. Your hands touch many surfaces throughout the day and accumulate dirt and germs. Once you touch your face, you have transferred everything on your hands to your face. Keeping your hands off your face is a lot easier said than done but once you make it a habit your well on your way to obtaining healthier skin.
There you have it, five secrets to healthy skin. Find an accountability partner and don’t let each other miss your morning or nightly routines and remember that consistency is key!