5 Healthy Habits to Adopt for Great Skin

Bonjour, Belles!

I’ve had good skin and I’ve had bad skin. I’ve had clear skin and I’ve had acne.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about my skin. I learned my skin is sensitive. I’ve learned what my skin doesn’t like and what it does like.

In today’s post, I’m sharing five tips that have made my skin healthier.

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5 Healthy Habits to Adopt for Great Skin

Keep reading to discover five things to help you have great skin.

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1. Know Your Skin

This is the most important thing I’ve learned about my skin. If I don’t know my skin, I can hurt it.

Say you met someone. This is someone you don’t know very well. To get to know them better, you decide to make them a cake. You put in the usual ingredients such as milk, eggs, flour, sugar. But you’re making a blueberry cake, so of course, you add blueberries. Now, this person is allergic to blueberries. The regular ingredients won’t hurt them, but the blueberries will. They have an allergic reaction. If you knew the person better you could’ve avoided an allergic reaction.

Once I decided to get to know my skin better, I could avoid hurting it.

I learned that my skin doesn’t like certain things like fragrance, coconut oil, harsh exfoliants, cinnamon, and more. I also learned that there are foods my skin doesn’t like as well.

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2. You are What You Eat

Another tip: watch what you eat. (No, I don’t mean for you to watch the Food Network channel.)

If I want my skin at its best, I have to make sure I eat what my skin likes and stay away from what it doesn’t like.

There are certain foods my skin doesn’t like, but below are some foods that my skin does like.

  • Salmon
  • Avocado
  • Almonds
  • Dark chocolate
  • Greens
  • Berries

Try incorporating these foods in your diet for healthier skin.

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3. Be Gentle

Once upon a time, I scrubbed my skin, I masked every day, I used harsh ingredients and did more hurtful things to my skin.

I’ve learned that I need to be gentle to my skin. 

I should slowly introduce a new product. I should exfoliate less than three times a week. I should mask three to one times a week.

Because my skin is sensitive, I need to treat it well.

4. Don’t Touch Your Face

I’ve discovered that if I touch my face, I tend to break out on the place I touched.

For optimal skin, strain from touching it, especially from picking at pimples.

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5. Less is More

This rule is especially important if you have sensitive skin. The less you use on your skin, the more healthy it is. It won’t be weighted down by ten plus ingredients; it can breathe.

My less is more routine:

  1. Remove makeup (night)
  2. Gently wash
  3. Toner (once a day)
  4. Moisturize
  5. Chapstick
  6. Eye cream
  7. Treatment/Serum
  8. Sunscreen (morning)

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