9 Ways To Keep That Glowing Skin All Year Round
Ah, summer - sunny days, lazy nights, warm weather, beaches, picnics, that sun-kissed glow on your skin. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have that glowing skin all year round?
Well, with a bit of care you can.
We know it’s harder to get your skin feeling hydrated in winter when the air is dry, the weather is bad and motivation is low. But trust us, it’s worth it in the long run for that healthy look, and to slow down the signs of ageing.
So, want that summery glowing skin all year round?
Here are a few simple steps to keeping your skin healthy and looking lovely whatever the season.
9 Ways To Keep That Glowing Skin All Year Round
1: Get Your Skincare Routine Right
A regular skincare routine can help to keep your skin fresh and healthy. But too much of a good thing can have the opposite effect. Things like over-cleansing and exfoliating too often can leave your skin dry and red. Use a select number of skincare products daily, and save the others for less regular use.
You also want to make sure that the products you choose and the skincare regime you follow are suitable for your skin type, if your looking for something to refresh and hydrate check out our face solutions range. Take steps to make your regime gentle - don’t use water that’s too hot for your baths or showers and pat your skin dry rather than rubbing it.
2: Use Quality Natural Skincare Products
The second step in creating a great skincare routine is choosing the right products. Look for products that are light on your skin, designed to do a specific job and are made from natural ingredients. That way, your skin isn’t dealing with any nasties or ingredients you can’t pronounce.
Wondering what the best products to use are? Here’s a hint - you’ll find just what you are looking for over in our shop!
3: Use A Good Quality Sunscreen - All Year
Most people remember to slop on the sunscreen as you are heading out the door in summer, but it’s important to protect your skin from the sun all year round. On sunny days, even in winter, you might want to consider a stylish hat.
Make sure the sunscreen product you choose has a good SPF rating but is light enough that it doesn’t block your skin. You’ll also want to ensure you remove any traces of sunscreen at the end of the day, so a nightly cleanse should be on your list.
4: Eat Right
We all know that eating healthily is good for our body and our mind, and it’s good for our skin too. Eating fewer refined foods and more natural foods is a good start. Look for foods that are full of antioxidants like dark leafy greens and berries, vitamin C like citrus fruits and strawberries and healthy fats like oily fish.
A great tip is to shop the outer aisles of the supermarket where all the fresh food are and minimise the buying within the centre aisles.
5: Drink Lots Of Water
Your skin cells contain lots of water and need to be hydrated to work well. Without enough water, you’ll end up with dry and flaky skin, and no one wants that!
It is recommended that NZ adults should drink between 1.5-2L of water daily. It is much more effective if you stagger your water drinking throughout the day. Carrying a water bottle can help you remember to drink.
6: Get Enough Sleep
When you don’t get enough sleep you get those unsightly dark circles underneath your eyes, and even worse - bags! It’s caused by hyperpigmentation which can be a result of a lack of sleep.
When you are asleep, your body is also hard at work repairing and renewing your skin (among other things). So, a lack of sleep can also lead to more fine lines and wrinkles. Every person has different sleep needs, but adults should aim for between 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
7: Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise can help with glowing skin, and not just during a workout! Staying active keeps your blood flowing. This circulates oxygen better, can help with weight loss and reduces fluid retention, which all contribute to healthier skin.
8: Try And Avoid Stress
Avoiding stress can be easier said than done, especially in current times. But, stress leads to increased cortisol and decreased collagen which equals duller-looking skin.
If you are prone to stress, then there are ways that you can combat it. The best way is to find an activity that you enjoy that de-stresses you, like yoga, meditation, reading, visiting friends or enjoying a nice cup of tea.
9: Don’t Smoke
Smoking can cause the blood vessels in the skin to narrow, which leaves you looking pale. It also depletes the skin of oxygen. Smoking damages collagen and elastin, which is what gives your skin strength and elasticity. That, combined with repeated movements like pursing your lips, can give you wrinkles.
The best thing you can do for your skin (and your health in general) is to not smoke, or try and quit if you do already.
Natural Products For Summer Glowing Skin
Ready to put these points into action for glowing skin? Some of them are over to you, but we can definitely help you with establishing a regular skincare routine with high-quality natural products!
You can shop all our products online and we’ll deliver them to your door. Choose your favourite or pick up our starter bundle as an introduction to our range. If you have any questions, just get in touch and our friendly team will be happy to help.