The festive season is a time full of fun and celebration, but it can also be a time of stress and indulgence. These factors can take a serious toll on your skin leading to dryness, breakouts, and a loss of radiance. Now that it’s the beginning of a brand new year, what better time to slow down and take extra care of yourself. It’s the perfect opportunity to check in on your current routine and habits and set your priorities for the upcoming year. Perhaps one of your new year’s resolutions is to improve your skin health? We’ve got you. Within this article we will outline our 10 top tips to keep your skin healthy and achieve the ultimate glow.
It is important to remove dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin each and every day to keep it clean and healthy. Remember, not all skincare products are suitable for all skin types. Choose products that are formulated for your skin type (oily, dry, combination, etc.) and avoid using products that contain ingredients that irritate your skin. Avoid using hot water when you cleanse - warm water is best.
Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and helps to unclog pores. This can dramatically improve the texture and tone of your skin and make it look smoother and brighter. Be gentle when exfoliating as over scrubbing can damage your skin.
Moisturising helps to keep your skin hydrated and plump. It is especially important to moisturise if you have dry or sensitive skin. Choose a moisturiser that is appropriate for your skin type and apply it to your face and neck every morning and evening.
During the winter, the cold weather and indoor heating can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Be sure to double up on your moisturiser during these months. The sun's harmful UV rays can cause serious damage to your skin and increase your risk of skin cancer. Be sure to wear sunscreen with a high quality SPF every day, even when it’s grey and cloudy!
Adequate sleep is extremely important for your overall health, including your skin. When you sleep, your body repairs and rejuvenates itself. Aim for at least seven hours of sleep per night to help keep your skin at its optimum health.
A healthy diet can help to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Avoid processed foods and sugary drinks as they can contribute to a variety of skin problems such as acne.
Water helps to flush toxins out of your body and keeps your skin hydrated and glowing. Aim for at least eight cups of water per day, or more if you are exercising or spending time in hot or humid conditions. Drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy.
Stress can have a negative impact on your skin, sometimes causing breakouts and a dull, lifeless appearance. Make sure to take breaks from your busy lifestyle and find time to relax and unwind. Consider incorporating stress-reducing activities like meditation or yoga into your routine to help keep your skin looking its best.
Drinking alcohol can cause dry skin, dark circles, puffiness and decreased elasticity (leading to increased lines and wrinkles). Additionally, smoking can prematurely age your skin. Long-term effects can include dry skin, uneven skin pigmentation, baggy eyes, and deeper facial wrinkles. If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your skin (and your overall health).
Collagen is a major component of your skin. It plays a vital role in strengthening your skin and optimising its elasticity and hydration. Unfortunately, as you age (from around your mid-20s), your body’s ability to produce natural collagen gradually begins to decrease, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. It’s highly advised to take collagen supplements as this can have huge benefits on your skin (as well as your hair and nails!)
Collagen comes from animal sources, therefore you can naturally increase your daily intake through your diet by incorporating foods such as meat, fish and eggs. However, LQ Collagen powders and shots contain up to 10,000mg of marine collagen, which is a much higher dose than you’d feasibly be able to achieve through daily eating. Our LQ Collagen Skin Hair Nails Max combines 7,000mg of marine collagen with several active ingredients, such as biotin and selenium, which are also great ingredients proven to help keep skin, hair and nails healthy.
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Here at LQ, Our mission is to help you feel happier and healthier. We want to help you become more confident in yourself and your body. By following these tips, you can help to improve your overall health as well as the appearance of your skin and achieve a radiant, youthful glow!