Doesn't matter how stuffed and exhausted you get at night when it's finally bedtime, take it off! "Removing your makeup can make the difference between beautiful, glowing skin and a complexion that looks dull and has clogged pores," says Debra B. Luftman, M.D & Dermatologist from LA USA. Also, while you sleep, makeup usually gets pushed deep into pores leading to acne and other skin issues that will come back to bite you in the long run.
One of the easiest ways to look after our skin is by regularly using an exfoliator or scrub. This simple but effective process removes the dry, damaged or dead skin cells from the top layer of skin, encouraging the generation of the next, healthy layer and helping with a multitude of skin problems. It also boosts your circulation of blood, which is great for healthy skin.
Drinking water consistently and throughout the entire day is very important for a balanced and well-hydrated skin tone. Not just when you are thirsty or during a workout. When you get thirsty, is actually an early indication of already being dehydrated. You should drink about 8 glasses (8x200ml) a day if not doing any extra exercise or sweating (since this will increase the amount of water you need). Try to drink about one glass every 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Slow drinking yet consistently is key here.
Not only does running, jogging, yoga and spin class make your skin more youthful and beautiful. There are a ton of benefits. Exercise improves your mood, increases your blood circulation which helps lift your libido and makes you a happier more relaxed you. Workouts "burn away" stress hormones in the body such as cortisol. This can be thought of as "emptying out your stress bucket". When the bucket is constantly full, its much easier to be constantly stressed, anxious and depressed. The bucket fills over time, so regular exercise will keep the stress bucket empty more often for longer.
Sleep is a vital restorative function of the body and brain. Some of the benefits include:
Your beauty routine should include plenty of it. It is the fountain of youth and the time when your body is able to perform a whole array of repair work. This will give you a long list of benefits for both your health and looks. The key is to get enough shut-eye. People usually need between 7 to 9 quality hours each night. You can test the exact amount of hours you need over a few weeks using a diary and recording and adjusting sleep by 30min more or less for 1 week at a time until you hit your sweet spot.