APRIL 29, 2020

During a lockdown, you might feel discouraged to take care of important things such as your hair nails or skin. Taking care of your skin can be a lot easier now while many of us are stuck at home. Whether you shave, wax, or get laser hair removal treatments, it’s still very important to take care of and treat your skin. Above all, you can make sure your skin is looking and feeling it’s very best while you’re in the comfort of your own home. Try these easy at-home remedies for healthier skin.

How to achieve healthier skin at home:

Add Vitamin C to Your Diet

It is no secret that healthy skin starts from within. Putting the right things into your body will help you see improvements in your skin. Processed foods, alcohol and refined carbs destroys good bacteria and create an imbalance in your gut’s microbiome. It can lead to inflammation that can also manifest in your skin. Adding vitamin C to your diet can help you see beneficial changes in your skin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It protects skin cells from getting damaged from free radicals which are caused by UV exposure. In addition, vitamin C aids in your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. It also helps to lighten hyper-pigmentation and brown spots and evens out skin tone while enhancing your skin’s radiance. We can all use vitamin C at this time to boost our immune system! 

If you’re unsure what kinds of fruits and vegetables to eat, here’s a short list:

  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Oranges
  • Blackberry
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet Potato
  • Guava
  • Kiwi

Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep

While it may be tempting to binge-watch Tiger King on Netflix until 4 AM, not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your body. For instance, levels of the stress hormone cortisol decrease while you are sleeping. Ultimately, this helps your skin repair any damage it has gone through during the day. While you’re asleep, your body makes more collagen, which minimizes fine lines. When you don’t get enough sleep, it decreases the moisture levels in your skin and also lowers your complexion's pH levels. As a result, your skin will look a lot less youthful and have less of a glow. Who wants to come out of quarantine looking like a zombie? Yeah, we don’t either!

Follow an exercise routine

If you’ve never had the time to go to the gym, this is the best time for you to dive into a new routine. You’re probably wondering how exercising helps you get better skin. Exercise increases blood flow and blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body including the skin. Aerobic exercises make you sweat and promote the removal of toxins through perspiration. In conclusion, working out will tone your skin which will lead to a healthy glow.

DIY exfoliation

Homemade face scrubs are great to practice if you are unable to go to the store to pick up your favorite mask. The ingredients are very inexpensive and you probably have most of them in your kitchen! Exfoliants gently lift dead skin cells. Being patient and consistent in your skincare regimen will help you achieve the best long-term results. Mildly abrasive scrubs with moisturizing and antioxidant-rich ingredients can help soften and smooth your legs and feet, which are prone to roughness, bumps, and calluses.

Boost your hydration

Water. Drink more of it. 

The more water you drink, the more hydrated and plumper your cells become. In addition, drinking enough water can help you combat a variety of skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema. It helps your digestive system flush out toxins from the body. This improves your complexion for healthy and glowing skin.

Practice these easy at home remedies for healthier skin and you’re going to come out of quarantine a brand new person! 


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