Five Ways to Improve Skin Texture
Skincare is a vital part of anyone’s daily life. We have told you about why a skin care routine is great, but what goes into that routine can vary from person to person. That’s why we wanted to share some of our favorite tips to ensure that your skincare routine is the best it can possibly be! Here's what we recommend to improve skin texture and complexion:
Collagen for the Win!
Collagen is a great way to boost your daily skincare routine to the next level! Type I collagen can provide your skin with structure and elasticity, which is key in maintaining a great appearance for your skin. More importantly than external appearance, though, it helps in the overall health of your skin, too, by assisting in that structure-building, but also with the potential of reducing inflammation in your body, which can help fight against the appearance of acne. One of the positives of collagen in your daily skincare routine, as well, is the fact that you don’t need to just wait until the end of the day for collagen. Drink a glass of your favorite Indigo Collagen flavor with your lunch and enjoy the benefits! If you are looking to keep your skin healthy, no matter who you are or what your age is, a collagen is a great option for you.
For any number of reasons, picking at your face, or touching your face throughout the day, is very common and totally natural to do. However, in doing so, you are opening up your skin to a whole host of issues. For one, as your parents might have told you once, or twice, or a hundred times, your hands are dirty. The more you touch your face, rub your eyes, or bite your nails, the more illnesses and germs you expose to yourself that you can avoid. If you pick at your skin, that can also increase the chances of scarring or breakouts in acne on your skin thanks to the oil and debris on your hands. Trying your best to figure out ways to avoid touching your face is a great option to keep your skin healthy, and to keep you as a whole healthy!
Protecting Yourself from the Rays
As we all know, a bit of sun is very important for all of us, but too much can be dangerous. That’s why, for maximum protection, wearing sunscreen that is at least SPF 30, and reapplying it after two hours in the sun, is the way to go. By all means, make sure you get outside, enjoy the fresh air and the warm sun, and soak in that Vitamin D, but make sure you’re doing so responsibly and avoiding heavy wear and tear on your skin in doing so. Bonus points for wearing a fun wide-brimmed hat for maximum protection!
Eat Your Vegetables
When we talked about a well-balanced diet, plenty of greens were listed as great options for vitamins and minerals. Vitamins like Vitamin C can help nourish your skin and keep it healthy, and there are plenty of vegetables, and other foods, that can help you with keeping your skin healthy, as well. Some great options in vegetables for your skin include kale, which has plenty of Vitamin A and C, both key to keeping your skin healthy, broccoli, which has those vitamins and minerals but also has sulforaphane to help protect against sun damage, and bell peppers, which are also a great additional source for collagen to help supplement your body with alongside your marine collagen. With how interconnected all your body’s systems are, keeping it fine-tuned with a balanced diet is absolutely necessary.
Our body needs that time when we sleep to heal and give enough rest time to ensure that everything is in running order. Sleep can also be connected with stress and our general well-being, and when stress is high and well-being is poor, our skin can suffer as a result. Make sure you are getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night and washing your pillowcases regularly to avoid getting excess oil and grime on your face. After all, your face and hair both contain oils, and both are on your pillow at all times while you sleep.
Hygiene is key for skincare, so make sure you’re doing right by your body while you’re awake and asleep. So order your collagen, get the sunscreen at the ready, and get ready to take on the day!