Skin Care IS Self Care!
by Flora Royce
There has been a shift in the approach to skincare recently, and it’s moving in a holistic direction. A growing trend of holistic skincare has emerged.
The idea is that inner wellness is reflected in your outer appearance, with the goal becoming less about “improving” skin and more about protecting it. The demand for nutricosmetics has skyrocketed, with its market value expected to rise from $1.2 billion in 2019 to $1.6 billion by 2023.
As a result, general healthcare studies programs are changing perspectives on human anatomy, nutrition, public health, and healthcare informatics to become more holistic, especially in non-clinical applications. Studies have yielded findings that offer easy-to-follow holistic skincare trends that you can easily incorporate into your own routine. Below are a few.
Getting adequate sleep regularly is one of the easiest ways to boost your skin’s health. The role of collagen in making your skin plumper has been widely studied in dermatology, and it has been discovered that it repairs itself while we sleep.
The skin’s blood flow also increases as we rest. This further boosts the rebuilding of collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure. In the long run, it can help reduce age spots and wrinkles.
To improve sleep quality, try not eating close to bedtime, avoid naps in the daytime, and reducing screen time during your evening routine. Set an optimal environment for sleeping and keep your hours consistent.
Recently, people have been discovering that you need to protect your skin immunity to preserve the health of your skin barrier. Many boosters, which act like super-powered serums, use particular ingredients that improve skin immunity at a higher concentration.
Some popular ingredients for boosters include probiotics, niacinamide (or vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid, mineral SPF, and vitamin A. Incorporating these boosters into your routine can improve skin immunity and protect your body’s largest organ from damage.
Mindful Diets with Superfoods
Of course, your diet is one of the most critical keys to wellness from the inside out. Building a skin-healthy diet full of superfoods like nuts, berries, vegetables, green tea, and ginseng can boost collagen production.
Foods rich in antioxidants, such as blueberries and cinnamon, can also help protect your body from free radicals.
Retinol and carotenoids, which are derivatives of vitamin A, can be found in foods like spinach and pumpkin and can protect your body from UV rays. Try to incorporate these ingredients into your meals and snacks when you can.
Natural and Minimalist Skincare Products
Minimalist skincare is all about cutting the number of products in your routine to just the bare essentials. It’s also about ensuring that these essentials contain non-abrasive, harm-free ingredients. Such a routine should be simple, easy to follow, and gentle on your skin. Some people even pair minimalist skincare with going makeup-free for a few days.
Generally, a minimalist routine can remain comprehensive by including cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen. You can add one or two more products that boost collagen production, like the boosters mentioned above.
Using natural skincare products can also complement the benefits of a minimalist routine, as it helps you avoid potentially harmful synthetic products. Plant extracts in natural skincare can be a great source of vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, and bioactive compounds.
A holistic skincare routine focuses on improving every aspect of your health that may cause premature aging. Following comprehensive measures for your skin’s health ensures that your efforts work together to holistically protect your complexion.