As we cruise into March and celebrate women’s month, we not only focus on the contributions women have made to our society, but we also empower other women to look good and feel good about themselves by caring for their skin.

Gone are the days where women are trying to be beautiful for the attention of men. Women can dress up, work out, eat better, and wear makeup to enjoy themselves and their femininity.

Taking care of our skin is one of the best ways we can take care of ourselves, and skincare means treating ourselves from the inside out. Beautiful skin requires a healthy, balanced diet, daily movement in the form of exercise, stress-relief, and other habits. And once we take care of ourselves from the inside out, we can appreciate ourselves better!

We have listed these simple ways you can do to take extra good care of your skin this month.

Schedule some “me” time for stress relief

Women’s month sheds light upon the so-called glass ceiling in the work environment, where there is a mismatch in expectations and compensation for women. This is definitely stress-inducing and puts unnecessary burden upon them.

According to experts, feeling stressed triggers the production of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is the hormone that regulates our fight or flight response, and is also responsible for the inability of the skin to retain moisture while also promoting an overproduction of oil in response.

Imagine, feeling stressed will not only make you look dry and dull but will also cause an overabundance of oil production. So this month, make sure to take some “me” time and engage in activities that will help you de-stress and relax.

Get some good fats for glowing skin

Good fats like avocado, coconut oil, olive oil and omega 3s are essential in keeping the skin moisturized and healthy. Plus, these fats also support healthy cellular growth and function, soothe inflammation in the body, speed healing of damaged skin, and supply you with energy. Amazing, right? 

Water temperature matters

Did you know that the temperature of the water makes a difference when it comes to the health of your skin? Washing your face and body with water that is too hot can strip the sebum from your skin and zap the moisture and hydration right along with it. 

So, try washing your face and body with lukewarm water as it will give the oil on your skin the chance to warm up for a good cleanse instead of completely washing it away. 

Wash your makeup brushes regularly

You have to remember that it’s not just makeup residue that’s building up on your brushes, but also bacteria, oil, dirt, dust and sweat. Without regular cleaning, you will end up having clogged pores, inflammation and breakouts. Make it a weekly routine to give your makeup brushes a good wash.

And don’t forget to check your makeup and skincare items if they are past the expiry date. Check out this Youtube video with KonMari consultant Tin Dychiao on how to declutter your skincare budol.

Time to move and exercise

Women’s health can be prone to hormonal and reproductive problems that can also affect other functions, like mood, dry skin, and acne.

And as we know, regular exercise has a lot of benefits to regulate both the body and mind. But did you know that daily movement has skin benefits, as well?

Exercise helps promote healthy blood circulation, which in turn carries oxygen and other essential nutrients to all of your cells.

But after working out, make sure to give your face a good cleanse as softening your sweat glands can push out some of what clogs the pores.

Hydrate

As commonly said by experts, hydration is of the utmost importance when you’re caring for your skin, especially when it comes to wrinkle prevention and skin elasticity. 

Aside from drinking water, try eating your water. Think of fruits and veggies with high-water content like watermelon, strawberry, cucumber and cantaloupe. And don’t forget the topical application either! 

 

Take the time this month to celebrate the women who’ve fought for our rights and contributed to our society. Women’s month doesn’t end there, let’s celebrate the ones writing HERstory right now, including YOU! Make time to get your skincare routine in order, balance out your diet, prioritize time for regular exercise and engage in stress-relieving activities – for that naturally glowing you!