As we shiver through the coldest months of the year, the low humidity makes our skin dry and staying radiant gets a little tougher.
Luckily for us, Melbourne-based influencer, Adriana Vanni has taken it upon herself to develop a routine that keeps skin healthy, avoiding the itchiness, flakiness, and dryness that comes throughout the colder months.
The 30-year old has shared how we can get ourselves looking radiant all year round – maintaining glowing skin and keeping blemishes at bay even in the midst of winter!
Adriana’s Tips to Keep Your Skin Glowing Throughout Winter:
- Drink More Water
The first step to keeping your skin healthy and glowing is to make sure you’re staying hydrated throughout the day. Not drinking enough fluid can affect the appearance of your skin and make you more susceptible to dehydration. Ensure to drink enough water to hydrate your body, especially if you’re physically active throughout the day.
Adriana makes sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep herself hydrated.
- Intermittent Fasting
For years it has been documented that intermittent fasting can help naturally detox our bodies and skin. The problem is however, most of us can never make it through 12-16 hours without food as the hunger pangs start to kick in. That’s where Wednesday Cleanse Day helps.
Adriana stumbled across Wednesday Cleanse Day on Instagram, decided to give its Transform & Glow program a go, and has not looked back since.
“The drink is a delicious berry flavour hot or cold and I’ve found it to be my favourite part of starting my day. I love that it’s all natural ingredients that I can understand. The collagen gives my skin the extra pick-me-up it needs. The green tea and Siberian ginseng extracts give me the extra boost I need in the morning and sets me up for the rest of the day, to only want to eat wholesome foods that are nutritious for my skin and body.”
In just four weeks she noticed her skin was looking healthy and that her breakouts had become less frequent.
“Two weeks after the program ended I kept up with my new healthy lifestyle, including taking Wednesday Cleanse Day daily, and really felt a significant difference. My skin was glowing with no pimples which I hadn’t seen for as long as I can remember.”
- Sweat – It’s Great For Your Skin to Remove Toxins
Regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin. Exercise helps to nourish skin cells and keep them vibrant by increasing blood flow.
Whether it’s going to the gym or doing home workouts, sweating is good for the skin as it regulates your body temperature and signals your body’s ability to hydrate. Sweat removes bacteria, dirt, oils and impurities from the skin.
If you’re one who doesn’t have the time to exercise, Adriana recommends to keep your body busy by choosing to walk – whether it’s taking the stairs instead of the lift or walking to your coffee meeting instead of taking a cab, to ensure you maintain some physical activity despite your busy schedule.
- Avoid Too Much Sugary Food – Opt for Sugar Free
Sugar can have some damaging effects on the skin if not consumed in moderation. Any form of sugar affects the two main causes of acne: hormones and inflammation. Eating refined and processed carbohydrates, such as white sugar, raises blood sugar levels faster and the pancreas responds by releasing insulin. By removing sugar, you may be able to reduce the amount of insulin your body produces, and, as a result, the production of oil and acne.
- Get Some Rest
Sleep protects skin. Throughout the day, your skin acts as a barrier that shields you from harmful UV rays, pollution, germs, dryness and more. While you sleep, your skin undergoes regeneration and helps you get ready for the next day ahead. Less sleep reduces the amount of time your skin has to repair itself, which can affect the way you look.
Adriana suggests getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night to give your skin ample time for restoration after a long day.