Glowing Skin From Within
April 20, 2017
When it comes down to it, there is only so much that beauty products and makeup can do for your skin. What I’ve learned throughout the years is that there’s a lot that plays into how our skin looks and feels. The way we eat, sleep, sweat and drink has a direct effect on our skin and overall well being—old news of course, but I need a constant refresher course from time to time. I teamed up with OLLY and the release of their brand new Flawless Complexion gummies to share 5 ways I keep my skin glowing from the inside. First and foremost, sleep. Everyone is different of course, but boy do I need my 8 hours. I have dry skin to begin with so any lack of sleep spirals into a dry, dull complexion, not to mention feeling crummy overall. Good sleep equals a healthy glow. So when 9 o’clock rolls around I try to finish up my work, put away my phone and computer and slip into bed with a book. I also love spritzing the sheets with a little lavender spray to help wind down even more. Sleeping tip: be sure to switch out your pillow cases often. Oil from your hair can wreak havoc on your pores. Daily vitamins are a great way to support your overall health. And did you know there’s one specifically designed to help promote beautiful skin? Yes, it exists. OLLY Flawless Complexion is a daily vitamin that is targeted for supporting clear, healthy skin. The gummies (which are delicious by the way) are packed with antioxidants, minerals and botanicals that fight free radicals, support a clear complexion, and help generate healthy skin tissue. Amazing right! I’ve been taking them for the past couple of weeks and I swear my skin looks more alive. Water, water and more water. This is my personal battle as I’m so bad at maintaining my water intake throughout the day. So it’s no surprise my biggest hurdle is dry skin. My trick is to fill up my largest water bottle that has a straw—something about that straw makes me drink more! I also flavor it sometimes with lemon or mint to make it more refreshing. Getting a good start to the day is everything. If we feel good, we’ll look good. For me that means a hearty breakfast, which usually is oatmeal or granola with loads of berries, nuts and honey drizzled on top. I like taking one OLLY Flawless Complexion gummy in the morning and one in the afternoon if I need a little something extra. You don’t even need to take water or food with it, which I love. Healthy snacks are a plenty in our household. I love blending up a smoothie as an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s usually 3 pm when I start craving sugar and caffeine, two things that always cause trouble with my skin, so I try and side step the set back. So there you have it, the simple ways I strive to keep my skin beautiful from within. Would love to hear how you maintain your healthy glow! If you want to add OLLY’s new Flawless Complexion gummies to your clear skin routine, you can find them at Target or on their website! Photography by Jacqueline Pilar // Thank you to OLLY for supporting this post.