Water helps keep skin healthy, smooth and plump. Water helps flush away toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes. When the skin is dehydrated, there are higher chances of having skin breakouts. In order to achieve a perfect skin, you should be observant on how dry your skin may be and also when to keep your skin moist. Therefore make drinking of water a larger part of your daily routine. A minimum of 2 liters of water a day is a good start.


During the day’s activities, dust particles are picked up by the skin. This is possible either from debris in the air which settles on the skin, contact of a mobile phone to the face, unconscious touching of the face. To avoid clogging of skin pores by these particles, preventive measures should be taken by having a good bath or washing of face as well as cleaning off make up. It is advised that warm water and mild soap is used for this cleaning process as extremely hot water dries off the skin while cold water closes the skin pores.



There is a reason it’s called “beauty sleep”. A good night's sleep equates to a good skin because when you’re sleep-deprived, your body makes more of the stress hormone; cortisol which increases the severity of inflammatory skin conditions such as acne whereas, increased levels of the sleep causes secretion of a hormone; melatonin which acts like an antioxidant that fights fine lines and wrinkles. Also during sleep, new skin cells are regenerated and the skin builds collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid compounds which play a role in skin elasticity and translucency. Another benefit of sleep for skin is the increased blood flow to the facial area overnight. The Lack of sleep causes facial dehydration resulting into a sunken eyes; dark circles and pale skin. Therefore try to sleep for at least 7-8 hours daily.


Eating a balanced diet improves your chances at a flawless skin. Your skin benefits a lot when you fill up on fruit and vegetables. Fruits are filled with antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation, prevent infections and boost immunity. Antioxidants also help protect the skin against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. During skin regeneration, older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of key nutrients such as vitamins C and E, zinc and selenium is essential to support this rapid growth. Beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within therefore eat the correct balance of foods and you'll be providing your skin the nutrients it needs to glow. Treat your skin well and it will reciprocate the gesture. Remember the saying You are what you eat.