We all want our skin to look healthy, glowing, and radiant, and when it doesn't, it is easy to become self-conscious and to lose some confidence. If you have been amping up your skincare routine but you still aren't seeing any results, it might just be that, without realizing, you are making one of the many skincare mistakes that lots of people make. We are going to take you through three of the most common ones and you will be pleased to know that each of them has an easy fix!
Mistake 1: Showering in hot water
I know. A long hot shower feels amazing, right? Unfortunately, those luxurious showers could be doing more harm than good to your skin. The top layer of your skin, known as the epidermis, contains skin cells that are packed full of keratin. Keratin is the protein that makes up your hair and nails, but it is also responsible for retaining moisture in the skin. it does this by producing a thin layer of oil that covers the epidermis.
When you have a hot shower, the heat softens these oils, the soap strips them away, and all of the moisture in your skin escapes. And this can leave you with dry and itchy skin. Keeping your showers to a lukewarm temperature, not staying under the water for too long, and avoiding harsh soaps and chemicals can help to reduce your chance of getting dry skin.
Mistake 2: Not drinking enough water
All of your body's cells are mainly water. It makes sense, then, that if you don't give your body enough water, this will affect your cells (including your skin cells).
Skin cells that are properly hydrated are plump and healthy. If you don't have enough water, your skin can lose its plumpness and elasticity. This can lead to dry, flaky, or sagging skin as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
Make drinking enough water into a habit. It will make you feel better if you are hydrated, and your skin will thank you for it.
Mistake 3: Forgetting your vitamins
Many people know that vitamins are important for health, but what many people don't realize is the benefits they can have for your skin. In fact, your skin can absorb many vitamins directly, without them having to go through your digestive system first. Some of the most important vitamins for your skin are:
Vitamin E - an antioxidant that can prevent damage to the skin by toxins. It also helps in absorbing UV rays before they can damage the skin and promotes sebum production, which reduces dry skin.
Vitamin D - helps to create healthy skin cells, plays a role in regulating skin tone, and helps to treat psoriasis.
Vitamin C - another antioxidant. It also helps to promote collagen (which supports the skin and keeps it plump)
Vitamin A - prevents breakouts, promotes skin moisture, increases collagen production, and helps to keep skin cells young
Making sure that your skin has enough of these vitamins will help to keep your skin hydrated and can help to prevent many of the most common skin problems. Our Lilium supplement contains all of these important vitamins, along with other nutrients, minerals, and collagen to really give your skin the support it needs to be its beautiful, radiant self.