1. A healthy diet equals healthy skin.
There is nothing as important to healthy skin and hair as a healthy diet loaded with vitamins and nutrients. Fruits and vegetables can help boost the skin’s natural defences against sun damage and wrinkles. Start each day with an Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritious Mixed Soy Powder Drink to ensure you are getting the best nutrition possible for healthy skin and hair.
2. Take a daily multivitamin.
Your body needs total nutrition to promote healthy, younger-looking skin and a good multi-vitamin is a great source for antioxidants.
3. Apply sunscreen from head to toe.
Minimising exposure to the sun and using sunscreen are vital steps in our everyday beauty regimens. Sun damage leads to premature ageing by contributing to fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots on the skin. Daily application of a moisturiser with SPF 15 or above not only helps protect you from the damaging effects of the sun during ordinary, everyday exposure, but also helps achieve healthy, beautiful skin.
4. No smoking!
Smoking has negative effects on the entire body, including the skin. It robs skin cells of much needed oxygen, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Smoking can interfere with the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers - which give our skin its tone and elasticity – and can cause wrinkling and premature sagging. On top of all that, because nicotine is a diuretic, smoking dries out the skin. The bottom line: Smoking is a major no-no for the skin.
5. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Both caffeine and alcohol accelerate the loss of water from the body and, unfortunately, the skin in particular. Excess intake of these substances can be very dehydrating, diminishing smoothness and softness of the skin. An extreme amount of alcohol can also cause capillaries to break under the skin, resulting in red patches. When it comes to caffeine, it’s important to remember that chocolate, tea and sodas often contain the stimulant – not just coffee. Be sure to use the Herbalife SKIN Purifying Mint Clay Mask to help alleviate the effects of dehydration.
6. Get your beauty sleep!
It’s called “beauty sleep” for a reason, and eight hours a night makes a real difference. A good night’s sleep not only helps with mental clarity and energy, but also helps the body’s healing and repairing processes. During sleep, the body (including the skin) works to repair the damage it incurred throughout the day. To aid that process, apply Herbalife SKIN Replenishing Night Cream before going to bed. A good night’s sleep can help to eliminate puffy and irritated eyes, dark circles and a pale complexion.
7. Avoid fluids close to bedtime.
If you want to look your best in the morning, here is a simple tip: Stop drinking fluids at least two to three hours before going to bed. When you consume too much fluid prior to bedtime, you run the risk of waking up puffy, especially under the eyes. If this happens reach for the Herbalife SKIN Firming Eye Gel to help improve skin’s elasticity.
8. Lather, rinse, repeat!
A “bad hair day” can most definitely ruin our mood. We can be so rushed in the morning that our hair doesn’t get the full attention it needs to look healthy, shiny and beautiful. We don’t scrub the scalp enough to remove excess oils and buildup, and we don’t completely rinse shampoo and conditioner out of our hair, resulting in unmanageable locks. Rinse, rinse and rinse again to ensure that all traces of shampoo and conditioner have been washed out of the hair. If you can bear it, use cool water to seal the hair’s cuticle to give you more shine.
9. It’s not all about the face!
We devote so much attention to the face that we tend to neglect the rest of the body. Yes, the face is very important and commands most of our visual attention; but the beauty of a fabulous face can quickly be overwhelmed by other less appealing body parts. Beauty from head to toe is the best rule of thumb. Pay attention to your hands and nails, and make sure they are always moisturised to avoid a rough, scaly look. Don’t forget the elbows! Scaly elbows are screaming for moisture and can look unattractive if ignored. Moisturise your décolletage to avoid a dry, crepey appearance in the neck and chest area. Pay attention to your feet. Be sure to keep your toes and heels moisturised and free of dry, ashy skin. The Herbalife Herbal Aloe Bath and Body products are perfect for the entire body.
10, Go ahead and SMILE!
The guaranteed go-to thing in any daily beauty regimen is a great big smile. A smile lights up your entire face, making you look young, friendly and approachable. What smile isn’t beautiful? The best part is that smiles are contagious, allowing us to create a cascade of beauty as we smile throughout the day.
Written by beauty expert, Jacquie Carter. Jacquie is Director of Outer Nutrition at Herbalife.