Ever caught up with a friend you haven’t seen in a long time and thought that their skin was looking great? It always feels as if they know something that you don’t, or you’ve been doing it wrong this whole time.
However, the secret to great skin isn't something that's exclusive to the elite few. Even Hollywood stars have their off days and get caught out with blemishes and dry skin. The secret to maintaining great skin is being consistent and treating your skin to an effective, nourishing everyday beauty routine. Let's break this down a little bit, and look at five habits of people with great skin.
Some would go as far as to consider not walking out of the house without sunscreen on a cardinal sin. Over the past few decades, we've learned more and more about the impact of the sun on our health, and how too much of it can cause our skin to age prematurely.
This is why it’s imperative that you wear sunscreen consistently. This means creating a habit out of it and wearing it every day. If you incorporate sunscreen into your everyday beauty routine, you’ll set your skin up for success and reduce the chances of premature aging. The reality is, UVA damage is not reversible, so the better you are about applying sunscreen, the better your skin will look as time goes on.
Water – we can’t live without it. Turns out, though, that our skin also can’t live without, either. Water is something that our body needs every day in order to function, so it makes sense that our skin also benefits greatly from getting enough fluids every day.
The reason why drinking enough water is a good habit to get into for your skin is because it helps your digestive system flush out any residual toxins in the body. This permeates every aspect of your bodily functions, including your skin, which can lead to glowing, healthy skin that’s well hydrated. If you want to avoid dry, dull skin, make sure that you’re drinking enough water.
The more research that's done in the beauty industry, the more light is shed on skincare products, and what's really in them. There are many man-made skincare products out there that have been popular over the years, but now with advanced research, we are beginning to realize that some of their ingredients are actually harmful to our skin.
Natural ingredients in skincare, like the ones that you’d find in Veletta’s everyday skincare range, are much better at protecting our skin against external environmental factors, like the sun. Additionally, chemicals can cause skin irritation and breakouts, and occasionally even more severe allergic reactions. Ultimately, natural skincare products are gentler on the skin, which is why they are a vital part of maintaining great skin.
We are what we eat – everyone knows this cliché. However, there aren’t that many of us that really believe it. The truth is, what we put into our bodies has an enormous impact on everything from the way our skin looks, to even our mood and sustained energy levels.
Vitamin E is a common vitamin found in a lot of green leafy vegetables. When combined with Vitamin C, another common vitamin found in many green veggies, it works to help keep your skin healthy and youthful as you age.
These vitamins can also help protect your skin from the sun, which will keep it smoother for longer. There's a lot to be said for eating greens when it comes to having great skin because everything is intertwined when it comes to our bodies. This is why it’s vital to complement great skincare with a good diet and make sure that you're getting your five a day.
Most of us have been told at some point by our dermatologist or GP that we should be washing our face properly at night and taking our makeup off – but it’s easier said than done. Making a habit out of executing your everyday beauty routine both in the morning and evening can be a tall ask for busy lives.
However, if you want great skin, you've got to put the work in. Leaving your makeup on overnight can be problematic for your skin because most makeup is oil-based. This means that it may clog your pores, which can lead to pimples and breakouts. Sleeping in your makeup actually increases these chances even more, because the oil from your makeup mixes with built-up debris on the surface of your skin. When it's super late and you're tired, it's hard to remember to take your makeup off – but if you want great skin, it's crucial.
The Secret to Having Great Skin
The five habits of great skin are simpler than you may think. They all involve taking care of yourself on a daily basis, and remembering to implement that everyday skincare routine twice a day for smoother skin that glows. Veletta is a cruelty-free, plant-based skincare company made right here in New Zealand. Our vegan, 100% natural skincare products will make you rethink the way that you take care of your skin both in the morning and at night. Try our Facial Cleansing Oil for a nourishing, everyday approach to great skin, before following it up with our Facial Moisturizer. For even greater skin, try our Facial Mask twice a week for some hydrating self-love. When it comes to the condition of your skin, remember to approach it holistically!