5 Steps To Become A Glow-Getter May 27, 2020 – Posted in: Beauty, Lifestyle – Tags: glow, glow-getter, glowing skin
Who is a glow-getter? She is a driven busy gal who strives to achieve her goals in life while attaining a beautiful glow both inside and out.
So, have you got that glow? Are you a glow-getter?
Glow is about radiance – it tells your story. It’s a sign of good habits, clean eating and a healthy, balanced mind. When you have a healthy glowing skin, it means you are also glowing inside. Read on for my recommended 5 simple steps for you to achieve that beautiful glow.
1. REWILD YOUR SKIN
Rewilding is the first step to rebuild your skin’s barrier function for a healthy, glowing skin. It involves feeding your microbes and use treatments that seed your skin with beneficial probiotic species to help ease sensitivity and slow the rate of ageing.
You cannot skip this step. Click here to read more on how to rewild your skin.
2. FOLLOW A “GLOW” SKINCARE ROUTINE
Avoid skincare and cosmetics that contains synthetic ingredients. Although they give you the instant glow on your skin, it is a façade, a deception and it is not going to be long-lasting. In the long run, your skin health may be affected and your skin may become sensitive.
Use only natural and organic skincare that is free from harmful chemicals.
Click here to read more about my recommended “Glow” skincare routine.
3. HAVE A GOOD QUALITY SLEEP
Skin health and sleep quality are strongly linked. Lack of sleep elevates cortisol levels in the body, increasing inflammation and stress levels.
Increased levels of inflammation in the body lead to an increase in the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid, the compounds that give the skin its glow, bounce, and resilience.
Jessica Krant, assistant professor and founder of Art of Dermatology in New York explains. “Poor sleep can lead to increased stress hormones in the body that increase the severity of inflammatory skin conditions such as acne or psoriasis. This can result in increased itching, which can disrupt sleep. As the vicious cycle continues, skin conditions and sleep quality can increasingly worsen together. In contrast, skin conditions and sleep quality can also improve together. Getting a good night’s sleep will help to clear up skin, which allows sleep to heal and, in turn, will improve skin health.” *1
You may like to read this blog on how to improve the quality of your sleep.
4. CLEAN EATING
Clean eating means eating real foods, eating for nourishment and most importantly, eating more if not all plant-based food.
An essential element of clean eating is limiting heavily processed foods. That means focusing on whole foods that are still as close to their natural state as possible.
Processed foods (sausage, bacon, ham, smoked meat, fishball, noodles, bread etc.) are foods that have been modified from their natural state and they also have lost some of their fibre and nutrients but gained sugar, chemicals, or other ingredients. What’s more, processed foods have been linked to inflammation, diabetes, stomach cancer, colon cancer and an increased risk of heart disease.
Even if unhealthy ingredients aren’t added to these goods, they still lack many of the benefits provided by whole foods.
Eating clean involves avoiding processed foods as much as possible. Eating salad every day? No, it doesn’t mean eating a raw-food diet. Cooked food is better for most people. Do cook your foods for better digestion.
This way of eating can not only boost your health but also help you appreciate foods’ natural flavours. In addition, it supports sustainable agriculture and environment friendly food practices.
5. LEARN TO FORGIVE AND LET GO
To have inner glow, it is all about forgiveness and letting go so that you can release those negative energies that don’t work for you.
Forgiveness can be defined as the decision to let go of resentment, anger, and thoughts of revenge as a result of a real, or perceived offense, hurt, or wrongdoing against you. Forgiving someone does not mean denying a person’s responsibility for hurting you, nor does it mean minimizing, or justifying the act. It does mean willing to forgive someone without condoning or excusing what they did, and then letting it go.
Letting go can be defined as: “A combination of accepting, but not denying; living in the present and looking forward to the future without regret for the past, and a willingness to move on and beyond.”*2
Remember that acceptance and gratitude bring inner joy to the forefront and it shows on your face!
Note *1 : https://www.esseskincare.com/sleep-and-skin-health/
Note *2 https://www.essentiallifeskills.net/forgiveness-and-letting-go.html