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Five Quick Tips For Great Skin
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Five Quick Tips For Great Skin

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As a skincare brand, we often advocate for the need to cultivate a holistic wellness ritual that goes beyond investing in products for your skin. The food we eat, the thoughts that we think, the people we share our energy with and the activities that we indulge in all have the potential to impact our well-being - and in turn our skin. As we spend time investing in products for the skin, it is important to remember that our skin is a reflection of everything that we put *inside* our body, as much as everything that we put on externally.

While our daily routines may not allow for as many opportunities to invest in our ideal wellness rituals, there are some simple ways through which we can ensure that we are doing a little bit everyday to take care of ourselves on the inside out. Here are five that we like:

Begin your day with a glass of warm lemon water

With it’s high Vitamin C content, warm lemon water boosts your immune system. It also helps balance the body’s pH because of it’s alkalising properties once fully metabolised. Warm lemon water also helps kickstart your digestion - making it great to drink early in the morning.

Spend time with the people that you love

As human beings, we are wired for connectivity and studies show that spending time with your loved ones can boost your oxytocin levels, majorly impacting your mental health and well-being as well.

Reduce your screen-time

We know, we know, this is easier said than done. Start small - look for activities that you can do instead of looking at your phone or computer when you’re not working. Reducing screen time reduces your exposure to blue light - that, over a period of time, can lead to inflamed skin, weakening of the skin’s surface and promotion of stressors in the skin that cause photo ageing, aka ageing from exposure to light. It also affects your sleep (and while this can take time to put into practice!) we recommend keeping the phone in another room or at least away from the bed before you go to bed.

Workout!

We know that many of you might be doing this already, but for those who are still struggling with finding the time, energy or motivation to work out (don’t worry, we’ve all been there!), we recommend you to start with 15-20 minutes of an easy activity - whether that means playing with your dog or taking a walk by yourself or with a loved one. By amping the blood flow in the body, exercise helps nourish skin cells by carrying fresh oxygen and nutrients to the working cells throughout the body, including the skin. They also help carry away waste products, including free radicals, away from the working cells.

Find your own product holy grail

When it comes to skincare products, what works for one may not always work for the other. In this case, it is important to make sure that you invest time and effort in finding out works for your skin - and what doesn’t. Quite often, the right knowledge and investing in a few key products depending on your skin type help pack a punch and are all you need for great skin!

What are some wellness essentials that you swear by? Send us a DM on Instagram or write to us at umm@ummskincare.com x