At YELLE Beauty we believe healthy skin is not just about what you put on your skin it's about the daily habits you engage in each day to take care of it as well. As we age and collagen begins to decline we have to do our part to maintain a bright, beautiful glow. Below, are our top picks for daily habits, that will keep your skin hydrated, glowing, and healthy every day.
Sex provides great health benefits to the skin. Sex increases blood flow and reduces hormone levels both of which contribute to a brighter complexion. Sex also leads to improved collagen. Cortisol levels typically decrease when you have sex, the dip in cortisol improves collagen and keeps the skin soft and smooth. Estrogen also increases with the more sex an individual has. Increases in estrogen improve blood circulation and feed the body moisture. Increased moisture helps improve the skins elasticity by getting the blood and oxygen flowing.
Get More Sleep
There is such a thing as "beauty sleep" and we all need it. The consequences of not getting enough sleep include bags and puffiness underneath the eyes and skin that is dull and lack luster in appearance. Consistent inadequate rest takes a serious toll on the skin as well. The skin's hydration, texture and collagen growth are all impacted by lack of sleep. Research indicates that skin inflammations such as acne and eczema are also higher in individuals that do not get adequate rest. A full 8 hrs of sleep is recommended as part of a healthy lifestyle. If you are getting fewer than 6 hours of sleep each day just by adding 1 to 3 more hours , you could see improvement in as little as a day.
*Need a little help with puffiness and discoloration underneath the eye area? In addition to beauty sleep apply our A-DREAM brightening eye cream to stressed eyes for deep hydration and to restore and smooth the skin around the eyes.
Exercise increases blood flow and helps nourish skin cells and keep them energized. Whenever you exercise oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the skin cells -which helps promote glowing skin. Exercise helps tone and lift facial muscles. According to dermatologist Leslie Baumann weight lifting specifically has been shown to produce collagen, elastin, and natural hyaluronic acid in ways that running and aerobics do not. The key is to start moving and keep moving on a regular basis. *Make sure to keep our YELLE Awakening Milk & Honey Cleanser and Toner in your gym bag at all times and use immediately following your workout or training sessions.
The key to healthy skin is engaging in healthy habits early on that you can sustain over time. Get into the routine of incorporating these habits on a regular basis and experience wonderful skin for a life time.
Written By Regina Tucker