Go Au Naturel! Habits Towards Achieving Healthy Skin

Wearing makeup sometimes tends to be a tedious and inconvenient process. For women working in the corporate world, putting on cosmetics to achieve that formal "I mean business" type of look is almost a must to complete the standard business getup. Wouldn't it be great to give the skin its well-deserved break? After all, cosmetics are likely to damage the skin, especially for those who are not very particular about the chemical ingredients that comprise the makeup product. But once the makeup is off, is it guaranteed that the skin behind the cosmetic layer is still healthy as it should be? Milla Glow Collections in Florida is a beauty skin care company specializing in producing handmade skin products made from natural ingredients that guarantee the user a safe and healthy beautifying journey!

Why is it essential to have healthy skin? 

 Skin is the body's first defense against harm and injury. Being the body's largest organ, the skin protects the human body from free radicals, including bacteria and viruses, that cause infection and other health complications. Having healthy skin affects a person's mental health. If a person is confident in the way they look, it also helps boost their self-esteem, making them good decision-makers, and leading to living overall healthier lifestyles. The skin also reflects the person's overall health. If a person feels sick, their skin turns pale, and they may even sweat more than usual. If a person is generally healthy, their skin will reflect a radiant and rosy glow.

How to achieve a healthy-looking skin

 Achieving healthy skin doesn't necessarily mean washing the skin at every opportunity it gets dirty. It involves allowing the skin to breathe at every opportunity, letting it simply be without adding layers. And, of course, the key to successfully achieving that look is having the right mindset and the proper discipline. Here are some of the tips that anyone and anybody could be able to do to achieve that glowing, au naturel look:

Wash, but don't overwash

Washing takes off the effect of pollution coming from the environment. These pollutants are particles coming from the air, water, and even land. It is generally recommended to bathe in warm, not hot, water. Use soaps or cleansers that are mild and gentle that, don't strip off the skin's natural moisture, and are effective enough to get rid of all the dirt or residues. Before buying soap or a facial cleansing product, check first the type of skin of the person using the cleaning product. Not all cleansing skincare products are suitable for all skin types, and some might irritate or worsen an existing skin condition. Recommended number of washes should be at least twice daily. 

Invest on Sunscreen

One of the skin's functions is to protect the body from the harmful effects of the sun. Especially with the worsening global warming case, the sun's ultraviolet radiation becomes more and more damaging, even dangerous, because of the skin's vulnerability to skin cancer. That is already on top of the discoloration, pigmentation, and wrinkles that develop over time. That is why sunscreen is the holy grail of a skincare routine. The right type of sunscreen reduces the chances of developing skin cancer, sunburn, and skin inflammation, and also prevents the skin from prematurely aging.  

Be mindful of the SPF level when selecting a sunscreen product. Choose a sunscreen that has a broad spectrum protection label to it because of broad-spectrum means protection against both the UVA and UVB rays. This can also ensure that the person gets the maximum benefit of sunscreen and protects the skin from skin aging.  

SPF means sun protection factor. Ideally, an SPF should at least be 30 or higher. The higher the SPF, the bigger the protection. SPF below 15 only protects against sunburn and not skin cancer or aging. 

Have drinking water always on hand

It is not an exaggeration to say that drinking eight glasses of water in a day is essential, in fact, very important. Aside from flushing out the toxins accumulated inside the body, drinking lots of water helps to improve skin quality. One benefit of drinking water is that it helps maintain the skin's pH balance. The skin's overall pH balance impacts how the skin looks, which can either be dry or moisturized. The goal, of course, is to achieve that elastic, dewy, moisturized look. Drinking water also helps in the anti-aging process, tightening the skin and giving it a healthy glow. 

Exercising regularly

Regular exercise keeps the heart rate up and improves blood circulation. This process enables timely delivery of oxygen and other healthy nutrients to the skin, promoting collagen and new skin cell production, which are helpful for anti-aging regimens. 

Practice stress-relieving routines

Stress is unavoidable, but it doesn't mean it cannot be remedied or reduced. There is a psychological connection between the state of mind and the skin's overall health condition. Whether it's in the form of mental or physical stress, some of the effects on the skin include overproduction of sebum or oil that leads to acne breakouts; rashes or hives; or inflamed skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Develop stress-relieving habits such as self-care or relaxation activities, exercise, sleeping well, and a healthy diet.   

People should learn to give their skin a break and love their skin. Have a healthy skincare routine. Develop the right mindset and disciple towards that habit. Loving one's skin also means loving one's overall well-being; it is an all-encompassing effect that should not and never be ignored.