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4 natural ways to get glowing skin this summer

November 16, 2022

With so many quick fixes available today, people are going to extremes for better skin – including spending more money. But what if there were an easier and pain-free way to achieve glowing, radiant skin at home? No more injections, long recovery periods, or financial strain? Luckily for all of us, there is an easier way of making these four changes to your daily life!

4 ways to get glowing skin

As easy as H2O

The miracle remedy to glowing skin is water. It’s a commonly known fact that the human body is mainly made up of water, but do you know what happens when our skin becomes dehydrated? Skin can start looking dull, dry and lacklustre. Luckily, it’s a quick fix. All you have to do is drink more water regularly. Aim for about 2 litres of water a day for glowing skin, and increase the amount on those (extra) hot days.

Supplement your collagen

Your dermis (the middle layer of your skin) depends on collagen. It’s a strong and flexible protein that gives skin its firmness, elasticity, and structure.

But as we get older, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to thinner and weaker skin. That’s why it’s so important that we take the necessary steps to make sure our collagen levels stay put for as long as possible. While tomatoes, bone broth, fish and chicken can promote collagen production, a concentrated collagen supplement is an excellent way to ensure that your body has the proper nutrients to make all the collagen it needs.

Glowing Skin
Enjoy your glow.

“When choosing a collagen supplement, look for a product that features collagen as the main ingredient. This should be easy to spot thanks to South African laws stating that ingredients need to be listed in order of weight on the back of products,” Dr Sivuyile Madikana, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) Member, advises. Bioactive collagen peptides, specifically Verisol P, are smaller molecules that are more easily absorbed by the body. That means it’s easier for your body to turn them into collagen, contributing to firmer, more elastic, and youthful-looking skin.

Edit your daily routine

As we age, our skin tends to lose more moisture. To combat this, you should always moisturise your skin after washing it and reapply if it starts to feel dry.

Still trying to figure out where to start? Consider aloe vera-enriched skincare products. It’s hydrating and can be used for long-lasting benefits every day. Aloe cleansers can gently remove excess oil, dirt, and makeup from the skin without irritation, making them the perfect addition to any normal to dry skincare routine

Get up and move

Exercise helps you look younger for longer. You may be surprised to hear that it has tons of benefits for skin health, but it’s true. When we’re active, our heart pumps more blood and oxygen throughout the body. When it does this, it promotes collagen production (see above) and stimulates new skin cells. 

The result? Healthier-looking skin. So, grab a skipping rope, head to the gym, or plan a walk around the block – your skin will thank you for it!

Glowing, youthful skin is a dream for many people, and achieving it is easier than you might think. 

You can spend less money. With these simple changes, you can strengthen your skincare game.

Author: Dr Sivuyile Madikana Herbalife Nutrition NAB member

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