Not to alarm you or anything, but if you don’ take proper care of your body, the result will show up sooner or later. Yep, the effects of your poor lifestyle habits show up on the skin in the form of dullness, dryness and ever-so-annoying breakouts. Your lifestyle habits are equally responsible for those pesky pimples, as are bacterial infections and hormonal fluctuations.
Improper daily habits lead to inflammation in the body, which manifests itself in the form of pimples. They are different from hormonal acne as they can pop up at any time regardless of your menstrual cycle. But fret not; there’s a way to avoid them. In combination with topical treatments, the lifestyle changes mentioned below can help tackle those pesky breakouts…
- 01. Increase your water intake
- 02. Catch up on your Zzzs
- 03. You are what you eat
- 04. Follow your skincare routine religiously
- 05. Squeeze in a workout every day
01. Increase your water intake
Although the rule is to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, your body is better equipped to tell you how much hydration it needs. If your current water consumption habits leave your skin feeling dehydrated, dry and stretchy — you need to consume more water. Also, water helps flush out the toxins from your body, thus preventing inflammation in the first place.
Pro tip: Sit down while you drink your water instead of standing or walking around. A lot of movement while drinking water can disrupt the fluids in your body while when sat down, your nervous system and muscles are much more relaxed to absorb the nutrients in the water better.
02. Catch up on your Zzzs
Having a good sleeping schedule helps manage stress and fatigue, both of which can mess with your oil glands and make them produce excess oil. Plus, sleep deprivation can present a host of skin concerns like inflammation, acne, skin allergies, etc. So put that phone down before bed, and make sure to get your 8 hours of beauty sleep every night if you want clearer healthy-looking skin.
03. You are what you eat
It is not just about what you eat, but how much and at what intervals make for happy skin. A well-balanced diet, consumed in moderation and at regular intervals, can help prevent frequent breakouts on your skin. Cut out processed sugars, junk food, fizzy drinks and excessive alcohol and watch your skin transform.
04. Follow your skincare routine religiously
It is not enough to just have a great skincare routine; you also need to follow it religiously. This means taking your makeup off before bed, even when you are super tired and making sure to wash your face first thing in the morning, no matter how sleepy you are. The quality of your skin depends on how consistent you are with treating it, and the results will be enough proof of that.
05. Squeeze in a workout every day
Even if you are having a super busy day, squeeze in a workout in the form of either cardio, weight training or plain old stretches. Keeping your body active releases happy hormones in your body, keeping it stress-free and feeling good. Trust us when we say that sweating it out on the treadmill can give you a glistening glow that’ll put your highlighter to shame!