Nothing quite compares to that lit-from-within glow characterized by smooth texture and a healthy touch of color. It’s that coveted natural radiance that looks absolutely effortless. And while it doesn’t rely on an arsenal of products, it does take a little mindfulness and some little habit changes with big impact. Ready to glow? Follow our holistic tips to boost skin health from the inside out.
Drink (way) more water.
Did you know our skin care formulas contain 3,500mg of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), equivalent to about 350 filler injections? HA is a powerhouse ingredient that delivers vital moisture to the skin and actually retains water better than any other natural substance. But to get that plump, glowing look, hydration starts on the inside.
Drinking enough water is essential for skin health, but it takes mindfulness, especially when it’s hot outside or when you’re particularly active. Aim to replace at least 2 coffees, cocktails, juices or sodas a day with water and make it a goal to squeeze in a total of 2.7 liters per day.
Work up a sweat.
If you’ve noticed that your skin looks its best after a brisk walk or training session, it’s not your imagination. Physical activity helps increase blood flow, which has an oxygenating, brightening effect on the skin you can see right away. The effects are numerous, too. Exercise combats stress which can lead to breakouts, improves circulation, and refines muscle tone for an all-over luminous look.
The best part is that any activity counts, so if you spend most of the day in your office, even a quick walk to the coffee shop can make a difference. Think of exercise as part of your life. Even if you struggle with gym visits, those daily steps add up! Throw in some resistance training a couple times a week and your whole body will thank you
Drinking more water is key — but supercharging your glow also means cutting back on alcohol. Why? It’s a major dehydrator, leeching moisture away from your skin. That’s why the morning after sometimes comes with dullness, along with more pronounced lines and wrinkles. Alcohol can also exacerbate health issues that contribute to skin flare-ups, especially if you struggle with chronic dryness, psoriasis, eczema or other conditions.
The CDC defines “moderate drinking” as two drinks or less for men and one drink or less a day for women. Help your skin retain moisture by replacing some of your usual drinks with fresh juices or even mocktails if you need a little festive summer flavor. For those who struggle with water intake, we recommend muddling some fresh fruit or mint in the glass – or simply adding a squeeze of citrus
Assess your sleep quality.
While broken, fitful sleep can wreak havoc on your mood and your complexion, getting just one extra hour of sleep per night can lead to looking healthier and more vibrant during all hours of the day – and the benefits are immediate. Why? Your body repairs itself while you’re asleep. After just one night of high-quality, restorative sleep, you’ll notice brighter, less puffy eyes, a glowing complexion and a mood boost. Aim to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Improve sleep by getting a little more exercise, unplugging an hour before bedtime and bringing in a noise machine to drift off blissfully.
Invest in a humidifier.
Skin looking pale, parched and less than perky? Dry air may be to blame. Running a humidifier and increasing the humidity to 40-60% in the rooms where you spend the most time means refreshed, hydrated skin and hair (and very happy houseplants, too). You can infuse soothing scents like lavender, sage or vanilla into your mist for aromatherapy benefits. Run it overnight to bring added moisture to your skin, doing wonders while you sleep to plump and nourish.
Fill your plate with the rainbow.
Skin hydration and appearance doesn’t hinge on water intake alone. Diet plays a big role, too. Filling up on colorful fruits and vegetables help boost hydration benefits because of their high water content. They also nourish your body without the irritating effects of dairy and processed foods, which can irritate the skin. Include raw fruits or veggies as part of every meal, or work them into your snacks and desserts (bowl of fresh strawberries, anyone?) and watch your skin transform.
Eat more healthy fats.
Omega-3 fatty acids are superfoods for the skin. They help reduce inflammation and even help minimize signs of aging to give you that radiantly healthy look. Foods like salmon, flaxseed, olive oil, chia seeds and walnuts are great sources of healthy fats and support the health of the skin barrier to stave off dryness, flaking and unwanted texture.
Supplement collagen while building elastin.
We talk a lot about elastin replenishment because that’s what gives skin its elasticity, or the ability to “bounce back”. The other part of the pro-aging puzzle is collagen, which gives skin its strength and resilience. These natural proteins deplete over time, which is why we want to replenish as we age. Collagen supplements help target skin health internally while NULASTIN works topically to help visibly reverse the signs of aging and build virgin new tissue from the inside out.
Treat yourself to regular massages.
Don’t just do it for that post-massage glow. Do it because you deserve a little extra pampering! DIY facial massage helps relieve tension, boost blood flow and aid in lymphatic drainage. Use your hands and fingers, a pretty jade roller or a molded gua sha. There’s no wrong way to treat yourself to a facial massage for a few minutes each day before or after applying your LASH, BROW and SKIN. Make it a ritual and set an appointment with yourself.
Now go get that glow!
Our entire collection supports the body’s natural ability to stimulate the replenishment of elastin while defending against matrix protein damage caused by aging, stress, sun exposure, weight changes and other factors. You can try NULASTIN® risk-free because every one of our products is backed by a 100% Performance Guarantee. If our product(s) do not perform to your expectations, you can exchange or return them at any time [Terms and Conditions Apply].