While using the proper beauty products, protecting yourself from the sun, and keeping your face squeaky clean are all key factors in making sure your skin is in tip-top shape, it’s easy to forget about the less tangible contributors to a healthy complexion. We’re talking about what’s happening inside your body, which then reveals itself through radiant results on the outside. Here are some tips for how to care for your inner self and, in the process, create a glowing appearance that’ll have you shining through the season.
Take your vitamins
A number of supplements can boost your complexion and the production of skin cells as well as help prevent future damage. Vitamins C and E speed up your skin’s repair and turnover routine, and C also regulates the protein collagen. Vitamin A fights against acne, and vitamin B1 increases blood circulation to bring vigor into your face. Along with taking your extra supplements by mouth, stock your beauty counter with products that are packed full of vitamins and extracts that will reactivate your skin at the source too. Clarins Double Serum features an innovative, dual-chamber system combining two age-defying formulas into one. The result: firmer skin, reduced wrinkles, a more even skin tone, and less visible pores.
Sip those smoothies
Well, not just any smoothie but rather ones packed with ingredients that get that glow going. Almond butter (with skin boosters zinc and selenium), flaxseed meal (for omega-3s), spinach and other leafy greens (vitamin D), citrus fruits and mango (vitamin C), coconut (for potassium and hydration), and blueberries (antioxidants) are some of our favorite things to blend.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
This one shouldn’t be surprising. Drinking water flushes toxins to keep your body clean and your complexion healthy. Hydrated skin looks supple, smooth, and toned.
Dark circles, dull skin—when you’re sleep-deprived, it shows on your face. Lack of sleep can also increase stress, which can manifest itself on your skin in the form of breakouts, inflammation, or eczema.