Glowing Self-Care Tips for Inner and Outer Radiance
Self-care is trending and for good reason. While Pinterest is overflowing with ideas of pampering yourself with a luxurious spa day or booking that weekend trip away, there may be a simpler way. The real glow-up is practicing self-care that goes back to the basics…while still giving you glowing results. These practical (and budget-friendly) tips will have you on your way to feeling and looking more radiant every day of the week.
1. Exercise for a radiant glow + better mental health
Working out has a number of incredible benefits for the skin from improving oxygen flow to the skin’s surface, helping prevent acne, and even boosting collagen production. While your skin will benefit from a daily skincare routine, experts suggest that a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise can greatly boost the skin’s youthful appearance. Not only that but exercise can also help to lower cortisol, reducing the frequency of stress-related breakouts. Aerobic exercises such as swimming or jogging have been shown to improve anxiety and depression by improving blood circulation in the brain and by releasing feel-good endorphins. For those who struggle with depression or anxiety exercise can be incredibly beneficial to boost both mood and self-esteem.
Tip: No matter what your age or fitness level, there are exercise options for everyone. Exercise does not need to be strenuous to be effective. Running, yoga , and even brisk walking outside are great places to begin. Finding a deeper motivator for exercise such as relieving stress or achieving a better mood can help you stick with it for the long haul.
2. Eat the rainbow to feel + look vibrant
What you put into your body matters. A great place to begin is reducing sugar and increasing rich, anti-inflammatory foods. This means reaching for more colorful fruits and vegetables. Incorporating olive oil and leafy green veggies like spinach, kale, and bright tomatoes are ideal picks to add into the weekly meal rotation. For glowing, youthful skin Omega-3 foods such as salmon are incredible for sealing moisture into the skin and fighting inflammation. On the go a lot? Vibrant Health’s Spectrum Vibrance is a great product to supplement with. With just one scoop Spectrum Vibrance mixes nutrients from a broad range of 40 colorful fruits and vegetables. Add 1 scoop to either water, juice, or blended into a smoothie for over 4.5 servings of fruits, veggies, and powerful antioxidants sure to make you feel vivaciously healthy.
Tip: If eating more nutrient-dense food seems overwhelming, you can check for which foods are in season. Picking even a few of these into your weekly rotation can be a great way for you and your family to eat more colorfully.
3. Hydrate for glowing skin + energy
Having dry and dehydrated skin can stem from a number of factors. Over-exfoliating, harsh drying ingredients, and even overexposure to extreme temperatures can contribute to this. Hydrating your skin begins with hydrating your body. Drinking enough water daily is vital as it keeps joints lubricated, helps organs function properly, and helps regulate body temperature. It also helps the body digest food better and can increase digestive regularity. Experts recommend drinking at least eight glasses of water per day but this may differ from person to person depending on age and activity level.
Tip: If plain water seems less than appealing add some zest! Adding in a cucumber or a lemon (hello, spa water) is a great way to make water taste refreshing. Lemon water is an excellent choice, boasting Vitamin C, and flavonoids, and is a natural source of electrolytes that support hydration.
4. Nurture gut health for inner + outer glow
Wanting to look your best? It’s vital to pay attention to gut health. There are nearly 40 trillion bacteria in the body and a large percentage are housed within the gut. The gut is commonly referenced as the “gut microbiome” and refers to all the microbes in your intestines. Gut health has been found to be strongly linked to skin appearance, digestion, energy, and even mental health. When it comes to the skin where there is inflammation in the gut then there is often skin inflammation. Common signs of gut imbalances include breakouts, rashes, redness, and dryness. A simple way to boost gut health (and skin health) is by taking a quality probiotic from a trusted brand. Vibrant Health’s Digestive Vibrance contains nearly 100 billion probiotics from eight strains of bacteria specifically chosen for their digestive health benefits. Designed to relieve digestive discomfort and increase regularity, Digestive Vibrance is crafted with high-quality, soothing botanical extracts such as ginger root and Boswellia. Simply mix 1 scoop in 8 oz. of water, juice, or your favorite beverage to nurture gut health and experience results you are sure to notice.
Tip: Other important factors for better gut health (and glowing skin!) include: reducing stress levels, getting adequate sleep, and drinking enough water. Consuming probiotic and prebiotic-rich foods such as yogurt, kimchi, and bananas is also very beneficial to maintaining a healthy balanced microbiome.
5. Take your vitamins for energy + glow
While consuming endless amounts of greens and salads is one option, another is to supplement with vitamins. Vitamins are one way to fill in nutritional gaps without headaches. There are a number of vitamins that experts recommend taking daily including Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Zinc. Vitamin C is vital for many bodily functions and the repair of all body tissues as well as keeping the immune system running smoothly. Certified organic amla and acerola Vibrant Health’s Super Natural Vitamin C helps protect cells from the effects of free radicals while also providing comprehensive immune support. Vibrant Health’s Zinc provides essential mineral immune support while helping with healthy enzyme function and bone health.
While self-care can be an investment implementing these simple, budget-friendly tips weekly will keep you radiating energy and strength to tackle all that life may bring you.