I’m a firm believer that beauty comes from the inside out, and a radiant, flawless complexion is not only a strong reflection of your overall health but also essential for making the most of your looks. Great style and beautiful skin go hand in hand, I suppose. Sometimes external products aren’t enough to do the trick – beautiful skin really does take more than just a jar of beauty potion. Admittedly, I happen to fall into the trap of solely relying on cleansers, creams and such quite often. Turns out, the promises that come along with every beauty product are only likely to occur if you start taking care of the inside.
A couple of weeks ago, my skin was pretty much flawless (for the first time in years) and I didn’t need to conceal it with makeup. I, for one, was naively convinced that my recent beauty investments were the one factor that made improvements to my skin. Apparently, my improved skin was largely a result of dietary and lifestyle factors. Alas, I have unconsciously treated my body badly as of late. Although I’ve been using the same skincare remedies, no sleep, a lot of stress and irregular meals have resulted in an abnormal abundance of obscure sized pimples on my face and a dull, diminished complexion that takes a lot of effort to slightly cover up in the morning. I really loathe when my morning routine gets time-consuming. Therefore, having flawless skin ought to shorten such time-wasting processes.
Yet, I do have a tendency to neglect the importance of sleep, water and nutrition when I’m in a stressed state of mind. While I don’t want to desist from all the fun things in life that might clearly have a bad impact on my skin, I can indeed improve my approach to beautiful skin by getting more sleep and balance out my diet by putting an end to the sporadic starvation followed by the occasional binge. Frankly, I would never stick to a strict diet or become a total abstainer from things like alcohol, cake, coke (not referring to the drug, lol), and the like just in order to get better skin. I’m not very keen on pursuing flawless skin at the expense of things that matter to me such as quality of life.
Enough beating around the bush – my complexion is an indicator of my health, and this post should remind myself to get a decent amount of sleep every night and take better care of myself even though other things seem to take over my life at times. Often, sudden acne breakouts and bad skin equal a sign of something off-balance. Additionally, I have to start drinking more water. I always forget to drink water. And yes, I want my almost flawless skin back!!