9 Good Habits Girls with Flawless Skin Swear By!
That beautiful girl you see walking down the street who seems to be perfectly put together, you know the one; yes, she has the secret to obtaining flawless skin! Simply follow her example and you’ll also achieve flawless skin!
How ‘She’ Gets Flawless Skin:
She Moisturizes Daily
Maintaining your skin’s moisture levels is very important. Keeping your skin hydrated ensures that your skin’s natural protective (lipid) barrier remains intact and that harmful bacteria won’t penetrate.
She Wears Sunscreen: Every.Single.Day – Rain or Shine!
The sun’s UV rays increase oxidative stress in your skin. This oxidative stress damages the collagen in your skin and causes wrinkles! It’s easy to prevent this type of damage, so always remember to apply sunscreen before heading outdoors!
She Keeps Her Makeup Brushes Clean
Makeup brushes can become contaminated with bacteria if left unwashed. When bacteria come into contact with (sebum) oil found on your skin, they can get trapped in your pores and proliferate which can lead to blemishes. Sanitizing your makeup brushes a few times per month will keep your bristles sterile.
She Reduces Stress
As you are already aware, stress is extremely detrimental to your health! During periods of stress, the level of hormone called cortisol increases in your body. Cortisol damages the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin and speeds up the aging process dramatically!
She Reduces Sugar in Her Diet
Quite simply put, sugar will age you rapidly! A chemical reaction called glycosylation happens when you ingest sugar. Basically, the sugar binds to collagen in your skin and damages it, which accelerates the aging process.
She Does Not Touch Her Face
Your hands come into contact with countless germs every single day, so it only makes sense not to touch your face! If those germs get in contact with your face, they could breed and multiply and result in unwelcome acne breakouts!
She Hydrates Throughout the Day
Your skin is made up of 60%+ water, so you need to keep replenishing your stores during the day in order to maintain healthy skin. Keeping a water bottle with you at all times will remind you to sip water throughout the day.
She Washes Her Face at Bedtime
Exposure to makeup, dirt, and sweat during the day can become taxing on your skin. Washing your face at bedtime gives your skin a chance to recover and you will especially benefit from your “beauty sleep” during this restorative period.
She Gets 8 Hours of Sleep
Your skin repairs and renews itself at nighttime when you are catching Zzzz’s, so get as much rest as possible. The term “beauty sleep” is in fact a real thing! When you’re rested, you’ll notice your skin glows!