Let The Skin Shine

When it comes to maintaining healthy skin, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The beauty industry has overwhelmed us with endless amounts of products that, according to them, we need. Well, we’re here to tell you otherwise. There are a few very simple guidelines to follow when it comes to your skin’s health that will help maintain your youthful natural glow for years to come. The secret? It has a lot more to do with your body’s overall health than just applying some fancy, expensive product. 

We’ve done our research and collected a list of ten simple tips that are generally understood to be the most effective ways to take care of your skin. Follow this list and we’re sure you will notice a change in your skin’s health in no time!

  1. Wear Sunscreen (everyday!) – UV rays from the sun are the leading cause of damage to your skin. Using a clean, mineral-based SPF every single day (rain or shine) will help protect your skin and avoid things like sun spots and wrinkles. 
  2. Take Collagen – The most abundant protein in your body, and your skin, is collagen. Our natural reserves of this essential protein deplete as we age which is why it is important to supplement them. Did you know several of Moxifit’s products contain collagen including the Strawberry Banana Gelatin and the Pink Lemonade Drink Mix?
  3. Exfoliate – No need to grab a harsh scrub or aggressive brush, simply use a good cleanser or a toner to help slough off those dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling smooth and glowing!
  4. Take Care of Your Gut – Research shows that there is a link between underlying gut issues and skin health. An unhealthy gut can cause breakouts and general skin irritation which is why it is important to avoid sugary or processed foods which are known to cause inflammation.
  5. Add in Healthy Fats – Healthy fats can help to replenish your body’s ability to make healthy and strong cell membranes, which can protect against environmental damage. Adding in foods like extra virgin olive oil, avocado, or nuts are a great way to keep your skin strong and healthy.
  6. Stay Active – Exercise increases blood flow throughout the body, thereby bringing vital oxygen, vitamins and minerals to the skin. 
  7. Use Vitamin C – Vitamin C helps to even out and brighten skin tone. There is ample research to support this claim which is why it’s a no-brainer to add into your skincare routine!
  8. Stay Hydrated – It’s not a myth: Drinking enough water is essential for overall skin health. Staying adequately hydrated keeps your skin moisturized, healthy, and, you guessed it, glowing.
  9. Don’t Smoke – Obvious but, for so many reasons, worth restating: Smoking has detrimental effects on your body from head to toe—skin included. 
  10. Get Your Beauty Sleep – Research shows that poor sleep quality can cause increased signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. One good excuse to hit the snooze button one more time!

As you can clearly see from this list, your skin’s health is directly linked to your overall health. Being mindful of sleep, hydration, nutrition, and stress will help keep the outside of your body feeling as good as the inside!