When it comes to skin care goals, the word “glowing” seems to universally rank top of mind. So in the pursuit of a healthy, radiant complexion, we scoured the research, tapped experts, and looked to time-tested rituals to find the best-of-the-best advice.
Here, 10 proven—and natural—ways to maintain glowing skin:
10. Take care of your gut.
Research shows that underlying gut health issues can manifest on the skin in many ways, from acne to eczema. The connection even has a name: the gut-skin axis. Overall gut health is nuanced and complex, and it’s important (for so, so many reasons) for everyone to take the time to learn how to care for and nourish your own unique gut flora. However, for the purpose of this article, here’s a general guideline: Anything that will damage your gut (sugar, processed food) may also damage your skin.
9. Stay active.
Exercise increases blood flow throughout the body, thereby bringing vital oxygen, nutrients, and minerals to the skin. Bottom line: Working out leads to brighter, better-looking skin.