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Tips for Naturally Clear, Glowing Skin

Mia Morales
Your skin can tell a lot about you. Lack of sleep, poor diet, stress, and other factors can diminish your skin’s healthy glow, leaving it looking dull and tired. While makeup, beauty products, and even certain cosmetic procedures can help to improve the look of your skin, these solutions are only temporary.
To improve the appearance of your skin and restore its natural glow, you need to take care of it. Here are seven ways to help you achieve clear, glowing skin.

Nourish Your Body

Healthy, glowing skin starts from within. What you eat affects your overall health and your skin’s appearance. For this reason (and many others) it’s essential to eat a healthy diet.
For optimal skin health, pay attention to what you’re eating. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and vitamin C are vital. Reduce or eliminate foods high in sugar, processed foods, fried foods, and alcohol.
Some foods that provide health benefits also contain lectins, which can lead to rashes, acne, and other skin problems in some individuals. If you want to continue eating these foods for the nutrients they have to offer, you need to destroy lectins in them first.

Don’t Forget to Hydrate

In addition to what you eat, it’s also important to hydrate. Drinking plenty of water is essential for the overall functions of your body. It also plays a vital role in the appearance of your skin. It plumps and hydrates your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, skin issues like psoriasis, and acne.

Get Moving

Exercise is another natural way to boost the appearance of your skin and boost your glow. Sweating helps to eliminate toxins that build up under your skin’s surface. Physical activity gets your blood pumping and maintains healthy blood circulation. Don’t forget to shower and change once your workout is complete to prevent acne and other skin issues.

Reduce Stress

When you’re stressed, your body releases chemicals that can trigger inflammation as well as trigger flares of existing skin conditions. Stress can also cause the breakdown of your skin’s outer layer, which can make it more sensitive.
To help improve your skin, take steps to reduce your stress levels. Common natural ways to reduce stress include:
  • Listing to soothing music
  • Yoga
  • Practicing deep breathing
  • Meditating
  • Journaling
  • Participating in your favorite pastime

Cleanse and Exfoliate Regularly

Cleaning your skin is essential for keeping it clear and healthy. Wash your face in the morning and then again before bed, using a cleanser designed for your skin type. The habit helps to eliminate dirt, oils, bacteria, dead skin cells, and other debris from your skin, which prevents buildup from clogging up your pores.
In addition to cleansing, you should also exfoliate regularly. Exfoliation helps to scrub away dead, dull skin cells, revealing the newer, healthier-looking skin underneath.


Drinking water helps to moisturize your skin from the inside. Using a moisturizer daily on your skin directly can also help to boost its appearance and glow. Apply it after showering or bathing to help lock moisture into your skin and prevent dryness, itchiness, and cracks. Use light moisturizers free of fragrances, parabens, and phthalates.

Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleep deprivation can have a devastating impact on the appearance of your skin. Sufficient and quality sleep is vital for your mental and physical health, including the health of your skin.
There are a few things that you can do to ensure a good night’s sleep:
  • Avoid alcohol right before bed
  • Don’t eat too much too late in the day
  • Don’t drink any caffeine to close to bedtime
  • Shut off electronics about an hour before bed and keep them out of the bedroom
While makeup, treatments, and other products can help to give the appearance of beautiful skin, the results are only temporary. When you take care of your body (inside and out), your skin will show it. Not only will it be healthier, but it will also naturally look clearer and give off a gorgeous glow.