How to care for your skin from the inside-out
At Añuli, we take pride in creating effective, high-quality products for your skin. However, as a brand founded by two registered nurses, we know that what we put into our bodies has just as much of an effect on our skin as what we put on it.
As your largest organ, your skin provides a looking glass into what is going on within your body. And so, in order to have healthy, radiant skin, you need to make sure that you are taking care of your body from the inside out.
Here are some small steps you can take to do so.
Drink enough water
When you don’t drink enough water, your skin cells become dehydrated which can lead to a dry and dull-looking complexion.
Drinking plenty of water is the best way to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. It also helps to flush out toxins, deliver nutrients to your skin cells and assist your body to regulate its temperature and maintain proper moisture levels.
Ideally, you should aim to drink eight glasses of water a day and get additional hydration by eating foods that are high in water content, such as fruits and vegetables. Be sure to limit your intake of diuretics like caffeine and alcohol,which have the potential to dehydrate both your body and skin.
Be mindful of stress
Hormones can have a significant impact on the health of your skin. High levels of stress can lead to an increase in the hormone cortisol, which can cause inflammation and breakouts.
Sleep and exercise are great ways to manage stress and keep your hormone levels in check. Exercise because it releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting and stress-relieving properties, and sleep as when we don’t get enough of it, our bodies produce more cortisol to compensate.
Another way to reduce stress includes consistently practicing routines during the active parts of your day that help you unwind. Our favorite way to do this is by taking something you do daily, like applying skincare, and turning it into a moment of introspection. In doing so, you can shift from simply applying your products to being intentional about showing some love to yourself and your body.
Don’t forget your vitamins
Eating a diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can help to reduce inflammation (which can lead to breakouts) throughout the body. In particular, you want to prioritize a diverse range of vitamin rich foods.
If we have to pick just a handful of vitamins to prioritize, we recommend vitamins A, C, and E. Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin cell turnover. It helps to repair damaged skin and provides protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect skin cells from damage. It also promotes collagen production, which helps to keep skin looking firm and plump. Another antioxidant, Vitamin E helps to protect skin cells from damage caused by free radicals while offering anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce the appearance of redness and swelling.
Vitamins A through E also play a huge role in the effectiveness of our Daily Supplement Serum. So, it makes sense that consuming these vitamins by way of food and supplements can also have a positive effect on your complexion.