There is no better time than the start of the year to get motivated to exchange poor beauty habits for new-and-improved ones. For that reason, we have compiled some critical beauty tips (and excellent resolutions) that we should spend more time on (and less time on) to help us all have a very healthy,happy, and beautiful 2015.
It’s not a new idea, and has been a tip for years, but many of us do not drink enough water. If you frequently drink beverages that contain caffeine (coffee, tea and soda) or alcohol, you may think you’re quenching your thirst, but these fluids can actually deplete the body of essential water.Water helps rid the body of toxins, pollutants and waste that can make the body look and feel sluggish. And although it’s not technically a moisturizer, water keeps our organs healthy and functioning—including the largest organ of the body—the skin.
People with a skin classification darker than 3 have a built-in sun protection factor, but it’s not enough to completely protect us against harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer, premature ageing and contribute to age spots, melanoma and other skin dislocations prevalent in skin of colour. It’s important to use sunscreen year-round, whenever you will be exposed to sunlight, especially if you are being treated for hyper-pigmentation, acne and other conditions that might require the use of products that can make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
Like sun damage, smoking is a major factor in the wrinkling of the skin. Nicotine in cigarette smoke causes blood vessels and capillaries to constrict, decreasing the circulation of oxygen within the skin, which is necessary for the health, maintenance and growth of skin cells.
Consume Beautiful Food
What you put inside your skin is as important as what you put on it. If you’re eating a diet full of fatty, processed, fried, and fast foods and are using too much sugar and salt, you are negatively impacting your skin’s health–and no beauty product will be able to solve that problem!Instead consume a diet with the right amount of vitamins and minerals, found in abundance in fruits and vegetables.