Best Beauty Tips You Need (Doctor’s Approved)

Unlock the secrets to radiant healthy looking skin with these 7 expert-approved habits. Elevate your skincare routine and glow like a star!

Medically reviewed by Donna Sargon, M.D.

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Tips for Achieving Healthy Looking Skin Naturally

I hate to break it to you! There’s no secret potion for having glowing skin. It takes dedication or as we might say “make it a habit” and these are general skincare routines for all genders.

The easiest way for Hollywood Skin is to use make-up and filters, but as we know this isn’t what you’re here for or this kind of “easy” shouldn’t be an option. In this article, we will share with you scientifically based knowledge on how to have glowing and healthy looking skin naturally.

1- Get a good night’s sleep

A study has shown that if you’re not getting enough quality sleep, your skin may be aging faster than your body.

Poor sleepers had uneven pigmentation, fine wrinkles, and other signs of intrinsic aging. However good sleepers had better DNA repair mechanisms, skin barrier recovery, and a better perception of their attractiveness.

So, next time you’re thinking of pulling an all-nighter, remember that a good night’s sleep can keep you looking fly and feeling confident. [1]

2- Drink Plenty of water

 Check this out, we have to stress how important it is to balance that skin hydration, especially for our seniors and thick kings and queens out there.

Instead of abusing taking pills, we can quench that dryness with some good ol’ H2O.

And, for the first time, we can really dive into how our diet affects our skin. Turns out, getting your daily water intake up can make a real difference in how our skin behaves, especially for those who aren’t getting enough water on the regular. [2]

3- Stay away from stress

It turns out that stress isn’t just in your head, it’s all up in your skin too!

Recent research has revealed that skin has its own little hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, nerve endings, and local cells that get all up in the stress response.

Plus, the brain and skin be talkin’ to each other and it ain’t always pretty. Pro-inflammatory cytokines and neurogenic inflammatory pathways are two big players that can cause some major skin problems, especially when stress is chronic.

Some treatments like compounds that inhibit cytokine (GABA for example) release from skin mast cells or dietary supplements with active flavonoids might be helpful. Other complimentary stress treatments can be used. The future’s looking bright. [3]

4- Proper dietary plan

Ok, so having a dietary plan isn’t that scary.

Mainly and briefly you want to reduce refined carbohydrates and replace them with complex carbohydrates, get your daily protein and adequate fat intake. Along with healthy vegetables and fruits that include: vitamins, minerals, fibers and anti-oxidants, and mainly you’re all set.

That’s it, but depending on your eating habits or lifestyle or how busy you are, the following information could be helpful. A dietary plan shouldn’t only be for skin benefits but for all the other numerous benefits.

Vitamins such as (A,C,D and E), essential omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, probiotics and prebiotics, ubiquinol (Coenzyme Q10) have been shown to have highly beneficial effects on skin. [4]

It has been shown that Caloric restriction without malnutrition, delays the onset of aging. By supplementing with antioxidants that are already chilling in your skin, you can help your body fight off oxidative stress and keep your skin looking’ fresh and fly.

So, let’s show your skin some love, and give it the support it needs to stay healthy and glowing.

5- Treat your skin gently

Opting for fragrance-free options is advisable to prevent allergic reactions. Emphasizing gentle treatment and selecting products with natural, skin-friendly ingredients ensures optimal skincare results.

This is useful when choosing products like sunscreens and moisturizers because even though we’re talking about natural methods, there’s no escape from using them.

Sunscreens play a crucial role in safeguarding against harmful UV rays, protecting against skin cancer, tanning, and premature aging. With health agencies worldwide emphasizing their importance and regulatory bodies ensuring quality and safety, sunscreens are now classified as therapeutic drugs. [5]

Moisturizers are essential for addressing dry skin, a common issue affecting many. We’ve been learning a lot about the outer layer of skin called the stratum corneum! Turns out, a messed-up process called “desquamation” can cause dry, flaky skin. [6]

This happens when certain complexes in the skin get stuck in the outer layers. The cause of this dryness is a loss of water, which is usually kept in check by the skin’s natural systems. But no worries, because the most effective way to treat dry skin is to moisturize! You have got to make sure to choose fragrance-free options to avoid any allergic reactions.

6- Maintain a suitable exercise plan

Exercise works wonders for your skin! When you get moving, your blood flow increases, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. This helps to nourish your skin and keep it glowing.

Plus, sweating during exercise helps to unclog pores and flush out toxins, leaving your skin looking clearer and healthier. So, next time you break a sweat, know that you’re not just getting fit, you’re giving your skin a boost too! [7]

 Also, exercising shouldn’t be only for skin benefits because it has NUMEROUS health benefits.

7- Avoid smoking

Smoking can narrow blood vessels, limiting the flow of oxygen and essential nutrients to your skin, which can lead to a dull complexion and premature wrinkles.

Also, smoking can damage your collagen and elastin, the fibers responsible for skin strength and elasticity, resulting in sagging and fine lines. By quitting smoking, you give your skin a chance to rejuvenate and repair itself, leading to a brighter, healthier, and more youthful appearance. [8]

So, kick the habit, and let your skin glow with vitality!

Bottom line

We tried gathering all the valuable information based on actual scientifically proven facts in a digestible way. For a quick recap, to have healthy looking shiny skin, you need to implement more than one thing depending on what exactly you’re missing out or what you can improve according to your current lifestyle. It only takes a decision and dedication (invest in your time very carefully). Your body will thank you later, always remember that!

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Embrace the journey to healthy, radiant skin with determination and self-care, knowing that each mindful choice, from hydrating routines to nourishing habits, brings you closer to the vibrant, glowing complexion you deserve.

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