4 natural ways to get glowing skin this summer

Dr Sivuyile Madikana Herbalife Nutrition NAB member , discusses 4 natural ways to get your skin glowing this summer.

With so many quick (and expensive) fixes available today, people are going to the extremes for better skin. But what if you were told that there are some easy and pain-free ways to achieve glowing, radiant skin at home? No more injections, long recovery periods, or financial strain – it could be as easy as making these four changes to your daily life! 

The miracle remedy to glowing skin is H2O

It’s a commonly known fact that the human body is mostly made up of water, but do you know what happens when our skin becomes dehydrated? Skin can start looking dull, dry, and lacklustre. Luckily, it’s a quick fix and you just need to start drinking more water on the regular – aim for about 2 litres of water a day for glowing skin,  but increase that amount if it’s very hot or you’re exercising a lot. 

Revamp your diet with collagen supplementsY

our dermis (the middle layer of your skin) depends on collagen, a strong and flexible protein that gives skin its firmness, elasticity, and structure.But as we get older, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to thinner and weaker skin. That’s why it’s so important that we take the necessary steps to make sure our collagen levels stay put for as long as possible. While tomatoes, bone broth, fish, and chicken can promote collagen production, a concentrated collagen supplement is a good way to ensure that your body has the right nutrients available to make all the collagen it needs. 

“When choosing a collagen supplement, look for a product that features collagen as the main ingredient. This should be easy to spot thanks to South African laws stating that ingredients need to be listed in order of weight on the back of products,” Dr Sivuyile Madikana, Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) Member, advises. Bioactive collagen peptides, specifically Verisol P, are smaller molecules which are more easily absorbed by the body. That means it’s easier for your body to turn them into collagen, contributing to firmer, more elastic, and youthful looking skin. 

Simple changes to your daily routine

As we age, our skin tends to lose more moisture. To combat this, you should always moisturise your skin after washing it, and reapply it if your skin starts to feel dry.Not sure where to start? Consider aloe vera enriched skincare products. Since we already know that the most well-known property of aloe vera is that it works wonders hydrating the skin, it should be used for long-lasting benefits every day. Plus, aloe cleansers can gently remove excess oil, dirt, and makeup from the skin without irritation, which makes them the perfect addition to any normal to dry skincare routine.  

Exercise helps you look younger for longer

You may be surprised to hear that exercise has tons of benefits for skin health. When we’re active, your heart pumps more blood and oxygen throughout the body. When it does this, it promotes collagen production and promotes new skin cells. The result? Healthier-looking skin. So, grab a skipping rope, head to the gym, or plan a walk around the block – your skin will thank you for it!Glowing, youthful skin is a dream for many people, and achieving it is easier than you might think. You don't have to spend a huge amount of money with these simple changes that can help make your skincare game strong.