Exercise regularly: When you’re in good shape physically, it shows not just in your figure, but your skin. Exercise helps improve your circulation, which means that more nutrients and oxygen get to your skin, which gives it a healthier, firmer appearance. Regular exercise is also thought to help minimize the physical signs of aging. So if your health and self-confidence weren’t good enough reasons, do it for your skin! Exercise also helps you get better, more restful sleep, which is another plus for your skin.
Use the right products: There are three things you should be using on your face daily: a cleanser, a toner and a moisturizer, all of which should be compatible with your skin type.
Drink plenty of water: Just like the rest of your body, your skin needs to be properly hydrated. When you’re drinking enough water, your skin will be clearer, softer and suppler. One of the biggest causes of wrinkles is dehydration, so make sure to drink 6-8 glasses of water every day.
Get enough sleep: Most of us sleep less than the 7-8 hours a night that we need. If you don’t get enough sleep, your face will show it. Fatigue can lead to puffy eyes and dry, dull skin.
Eat right: Your diet makes a huge difference. Give your skin the nutrients it needs by eating 5 servings of vegetables and fruit daily. If you’re not sure you’re getting everything you need from diet alone, take a multivitamin. Steer clear of processed foods and refined sugars and flours.
Don’t smoke or quit if you do: Smoking reduces circulation, meaning your skin has a harder time getting the oxygen and nutrients it needs – and a harder time getting rid of toxins. Smoking can cause premature wrinkles and a poor complexion.
Don’t drink too much: A drink now and then is fine, but overdoing it can dehydrate your skin and do all kinds of damage.
Don’t let stress get the best of you: Stress is bad for your physical health as well as your mental health and this includes your skin. Stress can lead to acne, sensitive skin and a dull complexion, just for starters. If you can manage stress effectively, your skin will be better for it.
Don’t skip the sunscreen: When possible, stay inside during the late morning and early afternoon when solar UV radiation is at its peak. When you do go outside, use a sunscreen which is at least 30 SPF. Don’t use tanning beds either, they can cause a lot of damage (including cancer) and dry out your skin.