4 Lifestyle Changes That Improve Skin Health

None of us can completely avoid the onset of ageing, it’s just a fact of life. As you get older, your skin will suffer and you will start to develop wrinkles. There are so many products on the market that are designed to slow the signs of ageing and keep your skin looking healthy. They work to some extent but the best way to improve your skin is by making simple lifestyle changes. These are some of the best ways to keep your skin healthy as you get older. 

Reduce Your Stress Levels 

Stress is such a huge problem for all of us these days because we have busy work and family lives. But if you don’t keep your stress in check, it can have all sorts of negative health effects. It contributes to mental health issues and it can increase your blood pressure as well, but did you know that it also has an impact on your skin? When you are stressed, your body produces higher levels of hormones like cortisol which can make your skin oilier, so you are more prone to acne breakouts. But if you can find ways to relax and reduce your stress levels, you will find that your skin is a lot better. 

Quit Smoking 

If you are a smoker, you already know that it is very bad for your health. But if you’re looking for more reasons to quit, you should know that it damages your skin as well. Smokers age a lot faster than non-smokers and a lot of that damage is irreversible, so the earlier you can quit, the better your skin will be. If you are struggling, you should invest in an e-cigarette and some vape juice so you can quit gradually. While it is not ideal to continue your addiction, you avoid a lot of the negative health benefits.

 

Improve Air Quality In The Home 

We hear a lot about pollution from cars and factories, but a lot of people don’t realise that air quality inside your home is a big problem as well. Smoking contributes to it, but things like fumes from cooking or cleaning chemicals can be a big problem. If there are lots of harmful chemicals in the air, they can irritate your skin and cause accelerated ageing or breakouts. If there is a lack of humidity in the air, your skin can become very dry as well. But if you make an effort to improve the air quality in your home, your skin will improve as well.

 

Get A Good Night’s Sleep 

Lack of sleep is so common these days and a lot of people are not getting the full 7 or 8 hours that they need. If you are not sleeping properly, you put yourself at risk of a lot of different health problems, and it’s not good for your skin either. When you sleep, that is when your body and your skin will repair itself. If you can make an effort to get a good night’s sleep, your skin health will improve a lot. 

 

Skin products can help you to keep your skin looking great, but the best way to avoid the signs of ageing is to make these lifestyle changes.    

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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