Do the Work and Your Body Will Too
Obviously, exercise is great for a lot of reasons, but getting in even 20 minutes of exercise a day will do wonders for your skin. First, the increased circulation will keep your skin looking flushed and radiant, especially the skin of your face and extremities. Secondly, working out will help flush out any toxins in your body when you sweat. That means your body has a natural way of getting rid of all that bad stuff, without it showing up as imperfections on your skin. Finally, you may not feel super attractive when you’re all covered in sweat, but it does wonders by clearing out your pores and leaving your skin with a beautiful healthy shine. Just one more great reason to stick to your regular workouts.
Grit Your Teeth and Take a Cold Shower
This is probably the last thing you want to hear, but long, hot, steamy showers are terrible for the quality of your skin. Not only do they sap the natural moisture from your skin, they also wash off the oils that are supposed to maintain your skin’s quality. If you use heavily scented or deodorizing soap, you’re just doubling up on the damage. Stick to short, cool showers. Ice showers are great for both your immune system and your mood, but don’t worry, they are not mandatory for healthy skin. Just keep the temperature at lukewarm and try not to take too long. If you can find a soap with added natural fat, all the better. The film it leaves behind will make your skin shine with a healthy glow.