We all want radiant skin – here’s how to get it
‘I tell my clients to eat half an avocado every day, whether it’s on top of a salad or in a smoothie,’ says celeb facialist Joanna Vargas. The fruit supplies skin with healthy fats and phytonutrients that hydrate from the inside out.
A good cardio session can make skin come to life: it speeds up your heart rate and ups blood flow to the brain. That’s reflected in the face. Cue that lit-from-within look that lasts long after your workout.
HIT THE HAY EARLIER
Listen up, night owls: skin’s restorative powers kick in when you snooze, specifically between 10pm and 2am, says sleep specialist Michael Breus. If you’re up at that time, you’re missing out on benefits such as cell turnover and collagen building.
HAVE MORE SEX
Afterglow is real, people! Getting busy improves circulation and keeps the stress hormones in check. Orgasms also spike levels of DHEA, a hormone that’s been linked to healthier skin.
Studies show that gut health is essential for glowing skin. ‘It’s where we make the nutrients that contribute to collagen formation, as well as enzymes that detoxify,’ says Carla Oates, founder of Australian skincare company The Beauty Chef. A daily probiotic can keep your gut balanced and digestion optimal.