Are you ready for 2018?
With a new year comes new expectations. It’s easy to create a long list of resolutions, only to fall short of your goals, leaving you unmotivated.
That's why it's so important to start with small, manageable changes. We’ve put together 5 easy tricks that’ll help you feel energized and healthy in 2018, while improving your skin along the way.
Eat a Fourth Meal
Wait a second—a fourth meal? You may be wondering how eating more food can help your skin. Because a lot of skin (and health) problems are a direct result of what we eat, the easiest way to prevent overeating or eating poorly is to break out your meals into smaller, healthier chunks. As we continue to live with more distractions than ever before (hello smartphones), we can forget to eat throughout the day. Longer gaps between eating results in more hunger pains, which can lead to impulsive, unhealthy choices. Try to incorporate a healthy fourth meal between lunch and dinner so you are satisfied throughout the day.
Invest In Your Home
Winter wreaks havoc on our skin—as the moisture levels drop in your home, your skin inevitably suffers. You may notice that your skin becomes dry, itchy, and cracked during these cold months. Put aside some money and invest in a humidifier or an air purifier. A humidifier is a perfect pick-me-up for your skin. Not only that, it also helps clear out your sinuses. That’s a double win!
Drink More Green Tea
We’ve seen many tea-related products blow up on our Instagram—whether it’s that new teatox, green tea ice cream, or tea masks. Trends aside, it's best to keep it simple when it comes to your health and skin. Green tea has some of the most powerful natural antioxidants around (known as EGCG). This powerful drink is full of properties that help accelerate weight loss, prevent heart disease and cancer, and fight inflammation (including breakouts and acne).
Add Moringa Powder To Your Next Smoothie
Mo-what? Moringa powder is found natively in Southeast Asia and is part of a new wave of superfoods this year. It is packed with potassium, calcium, vitamin C, and more. It's main superpower is how it helps regulate your blood sugar. According to many studies, one of the leading causes of acne is insulin spikes from sugar and high glycemic diets.
Try Probiotic Water
Probiotic water has really gained traction in 2017 and will continue to boom in 2018. It helps encourage growth of the good bacteria in your gut that is responsible for your overall health. This bacteria helps repair intestinal lining, expel toxins, and reduce inflammation. Since inflammation is the leading cause of acne, this special water is a great way to heal your skin from the inside out.