Five Lifestyle Choices That Show on Your Skin

May 19, 2018

Skin’s appearance is a delicate balance between what we put in our bodies and what we put on top of our skin. It is well known that our habits and lifestyle also influence our skin’s appearance, but to what extent? Here’s a closer look at a few choices that may be impacting your skin.

#1 Stress

The effect of stress can eventually show up on your skin. Most noticeably, stress can affect factors that may lead to breakouts. As well, emotional stress is also known to trigger other skin conditions. Understand what your stressors are, and reach out for help if you need it.

#2 Sleep

Beauty sleep is not just a cliché. Getting enough shut-eye can help improve overall health and reduce the look of puffy eyes. In addition to just looking exhausted, factors like too much fluid retention and stress can lead to under eye bags, but sleep can improve their appearance.

#3 Diet

Drinking too much soda or coffee can lead to dehydration, resulting in fine lines and dull-looking skin. Drink plenty of water to help smooth fine lines and improve plumpness. Sugar and other junk food should be limited to help prevent breakouts and diminished visible elasticity.

#4 Personal Care Products

Preservatives, fragrances and other harsh ingredients can aggravate skin by causing irritation, itching or blemishes. Products created to reduce oil can be hard on the skin, triggering more oil production and leading to further breakouts. Shampoos with fragrances may aggravate a sensitive scalp and skin on the body, resulting in dryness and flaking.

One of the keys to maintaining skin’s appearance is a consistent skin care regimen that includes a Renewal Facial product for your skin type. This is the foundation of an Epionce regimen and will help improve visible signs of aging, clarity and radiance for a healthy and youthful glow.

#5 Smoking and Alcohol

We are all aware that in addition to doing damage to internal organs, smoking leads to skin aging including wrinkles and dullness. Alcohol can dehydrate the skin, causing it to lose the appearance of elasticity. Alcoholic drinks can also contain sugar, which is known to affect skin’s appearance.



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