Taking care of your skin is one of the most important things out there. But you don’t have to spend a million bucks on products with an extensive skincare routine to see results. Once you put aside your 10-step nighttime routine, you’ll see that a sure-shot way of getting flawless skin is within your day-to-day activities. Scroll down to know about 9 no-brainer and simple things that will lead you to healthier-looking skin!

1. Limit your sun-time

While SPF does a fundamentally great and essential job, the best way to keep those sunspots and aged skin away is to stay away from the sun! But that doesn’t mean hiding out in your room all day. You just have to find small ways and means to keep out of direct sunlight. For example, don’t have your study or work desk near the window. Another way is to either shut your window shades on a plane or ask for a seat in the middle so that you don’t get hit by the harsh UV rays at that altitude.

2. Include antioxidants in your meals

Including vitamin C or E is an easy way to add that glow to your skin sans the actual use of vitamin C serums, creams and other peptides. Antioxidants are great for your body internally as well as they protect your cells against the effects of free radicals and diseases. Blueberries, strawberries, mulberries, raspberries, kale, beets and spinach are some foods you can start including into your meals.

3. Sleep on a silk pillowcase

You may have seen it many a time, but sleeping on a silk pillowcase is something that many influencers and brands are promoting on the internet. But does it work? Well, while we may not have the exact backing it is much gentler for your skin. It also helps with acne as silk is hypoallergenic i.e doesn’t clog the pores—thus aiding in healthy-looking skin. Another major factor is lack of sleep, so try to get at least 8-hours of sleep.

4. Drink water

No amount of oxygen facials and moisturiser can give you supple-baby-like skin. Hydrating your body not only helps clear your skin but because of its ability to flush your system of toxins, it cleanses your pores and can help prevent breakouts.

5. Wash your makeup brushes

Everyone loves their beauty blender and fluffy brushes but in my opinion, it’s best to wash your brushes at least once a week if you’re a regular makeup-wearer. Even though you think you can’t get bad skin from these tools, you’ll be amazed at how it’s a breeding ground for germs and bacteria—something one should never touch their face with (especially if you have acne or are acne-prone).

6. Workout regularly

Exercise makes you sweat and that perspiration is the best way to remove the toxins from your body. Working out improves blood circulation (hence some of us turn red like a tomato) and disperses oxygen to the skin. Achieving that healthy glow from within and out is something that should be done at least thrice a week.

7. Limit your alcohol and dairy consumption

Dairy products can make you break out and trigger acne. Because Milk contains hormones that affect the oil glands having it secret more than usual, leading to clogged pores, thus causing a pimple. Excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to itchy skin, breakouts due to a “heaty” stomach.

8. Find time to de-stress

Believe it or not, stress leads to aggravated skin—especially for those who have psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. Anxiety can impact your skin condition and lead to flare-ups and dull skin.

9. Don’t pick at your face/pimple

Have a pimple? Do. Not. Ever. Touch. It—unless you’re a dermat or at a dermat’s office! Touch your face or pimple through the day can lead to dirt build-up. And picking at your pimple, in hopes of bursting it can unknowingly lead to scarring and tissue damage.

What are you guys guilty of and what will you be fixing? Let us know in the comments below!

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