Habit Hack: 7 Easy Home Hacks for Healthy Skin
Get ready to take your skincare routine up another notch.
It is not just your skincare routine that can give you glowing, radiant skin. Your environment can have a positive (or negative) impact on the health of your skin.
Here are seven home hacks to help you achieve healthy skin.
Add a humidifier to help keep skin moisturised
One of the most common skin problems during winter is dryness. This happens because our environment has fewer natural moisture sources and artificial heat usually pumps through homes. But there's good news: adding a humidifier will help introduce moisture into the air.
The skin barrier is highly fragile and can be compromised by several factors, including low temperatures. This means that your body's natural protections are weakened in cold environments with little humidity. Hence, you're at risk for allergens entering through cracks or pores on contact! It also occurs when individuals sleep indoors without protection from wind chills which causes them to lose hydration.
The bedroom is often the warmest room in your home, making it a perfect place to install humidifiers. Consider investing in a second for your work-from-home space if that's where you spend most of your time.
Switch your pillowcase to silk
Silk pillowcases are easy to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free. You'll find that silk does not stick or draw moisture from the body like cotton, so it can be helpful for those who sleep on their stomachs/side sleeping positions.
While there isn't a lot of research to support these claims, it will cause no harm to try it out. While you're at it, make sure you're keeping your pillows and pillowcases clean! We suggest washing pillowcases once a week and pillows once a month in a detergent for sensitive skin.
Set up your bedroom for good sleep
Having a solid night of sleep leaves you feeling refreshed and improves your skin. Your bedtime routine must include these critical steps if you want to sleep better. A good temperature room (21 degrees), dimming lights about an hour before bedtime and investing in a quality mattress, sheets, and pillow you find most comfortable.
Stock up your fridge with skin-healthy foods
The best way to keep your skin healthy and blemish-free are by following a proper diet. Foods like bread, chips etc. can worsen skin conditions such as acne because they contain high amounts of refined carbohydrates.
Certain nutrients, such as fatty acids, vitamin C, and probiotics, can promote healthy skin. Foods like salmon, avocado, broccoli, and sauerkraut are all wonderful foods to help improve your skin.
Healthy cells need an excellent foundation to function correctly. They're made up of proteins and fats called essential fatty acids, which provide the skin with its natural oils barrier to protect itself from outside elements while maintaining moisture levels in your body's tissues; this helps keep you looking young and feeling young refreshed.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that helps protect the skin against damage. It can be found in many different foods, but citrus fruits and parsley are one of their best sources.
Probiotics benefit your skin because they support the immune system and gut health. They can also help with acne, rosacea (a condition that affects hairless areas of our face), atopic dermatitis (inflammation on the topmost layers), and photoageing which causes wrinkles!
Turn to supplements for potential skin perks
Vitamins are essential to a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin E supplements can help with eczema, and Vitamin A supplements can help with ageing, and skin tone issues like dullness or hyperpigmentation (or even acne!)
Light aromatherapy candles for stress relief
When you're feeling stressed, your face shows it. When the skin is stressed, it produces cortisol, leading to breakouts and other issues. What's the number one way to keep your skin looking its best? De-stressing! One quick and easy trick is lighting up some lavender candles. They are guaranteed to smell fantastic and help relieve stress while setting an inviting tone for relaxation before bedtime.
Make water part of your daily routine.
The skin is our body's largest organ, and it needs to be hydrated from the inside out to have resiliency. Make it a habit to drink a glass of water every time you get up to use the bathroom. This will set up a great cycle, as the more water you drink, the more you will have to go to the bathroom.