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HEALTHY SKIN TIPS: lifestyle tips for better skin (science-backed)

The last video we kickstarted the
healthy skin series with a diet and nutrition video. That to me is the
foundation of healthy skin and today we’re going to continue. We’re gonna talk
about lifestyle. Hello hello! Welcome back to the whole happy life. So I took a week
off in between – I wasn’t feeling well so I wanted to
take some time off and I’m good as new. So we’re back with another video.
Originally this was going to be a lifestyle and skincare video but when I
started doing research there was just too much to say and I can’t fit it into one
video. So we’re gonna do another part that’s gonna be the skincare and I’m
going to release that video in late October. Anyway let’s talk about the
lifestyle – let’s talk about how it impacts your skin and if you’re new
around here just wanted to mention that a lot of the tips I do provide are
backed by science and you can find everything – all the links… all the
references in the description. The first tip is to reduce stress. Stress has such
an impact on skin and I find that to be the case. When I’m stressed out I have
more breakouts, more redness or irritation. So how exactly is it that
stress causes breakouts? So when you’re stressed you’re producing a lot more of
this hormone known as cortisol which is also called the stress hormone and we
produce normal amounts of it but when we’re stressed we produce a lot more of
it and cortisol can cause inflammation and it can also increase the amount of
oil your oil glands are producing and that can lead to breakouts. If you’re
interested in learning more about how stress causes breakouts.. how stress
causes a pimple there is a really good TED ed video which I will link in the
description. Other than breakouts, stress can also make a lot of skin conditions
worse – things like eczema, rosacea. psoriasis. So it is a good idea to reduce
your stress. So what can you do? Now you can’t eliminate stress completely – that
would mean you need to stop living! Stress is a normal part of life’s
going to be there but we can change the way we react to stress and how we manage
our stress on a day-to-day basis. Personally for me the biggest
game-changer is meditation. If you watched my previous
videos you know because I’ll talk about meditation again and again and again. So
I’m not going to talk more about meditation in this video. If you want to
learn more about what I have to say on it I do have a video on healthy habits
and I do talk about meditation there. So meditation is one thing and I do
recognize it’s not for everybody so what else can you do to help manage your
stress? I would suggest self-care. I think
activities that you enjoy doing – things that make you feel like you’re caring
for yourself… they do make a big difference.
Personally I like going a walk, reading a book, taking a warm bath, cuddling with my
cats. All of these things do reduce my stress. If you’re interested in learning
more about self-care and what kind of activities you can do I will put a video
out. I think I want to do it later on in October.. so stay tuned for that one.
Number two is exercise more often. Now exercise and not something all of us
love I don’t love exercise either but you know what there are so many benefits
and they’re also skin benefits too. So remember how I talked about cortisol and
how it impacts your skin in tip 1? So exercise can help reduce your cortisol
and by reducing your cortisol it can help you reduce the chances of breakouts
and reduce any skin issues related to stress. Not only that ..when you’re
exercising you’re boosting your blood circulation.. your blood flow and that can
help your skin cells to get more oxygen and more nutrients. So exercise
definitely does makes a big difference when it comes to healthy skin. Now
we don’t all love exercise so what can you do to make it more of a habit? I would suggest starting really small. Don’t feel like you have to exercise every single
day if that’s not something that fits into your lifestyle. Try to do small
steps to make it a habit and then you can start to increase it. Number 3 is to
protect your skin from the sun. This one that’s a really big one and this have to
be honest it’s not something that I took seriously until I did my research for
this video I always thought that because I don’t go out in the Sun that much
because I am not pale I don’t have to worry so much about sunscreen unless
it’s a really hot day and the entire day outside that’s not true
sun damage can happen on a cloudy day sun damage can happen when you’re
sitting indoors next to a window sun damage can happen even if you have dark
skin no one is immune from sun damage and i really regret the fact that i
didn’t wear a sunscreen that often before and i’m going to do it now after
doing this video so I’m glad that I did this video because you know what a lot
of times I’m also learning things when I’m doing research for the videos anyway
that’s just a side note so how does the Sun damage your skin well the Sun can
cause premature aging and also skin cancer so it is important to protect
yourself from the Sun on a daily basis now I can talk about protecting yourself
for days but you know what until you see how bad sun damage is you’re probably
not going to get it so I’m going to show you an image this image is from the New
England Journal of Medicine and I’m going to link the study that this image
came from and it’s a man who did not wear sunscreen and for 28 years he was a
truck driver and one side of his face has severe severe sun damage and the
other side which was not next to the window of the truck doesn’t have the
same amount of damage so it kind of shows you that the Sun can have an
impact but it takes years for you to actually see it so if you’re young I
thought I was young you may not see that skin damage so I haven’t really seen too
much skin damage but you know what it’s there I had to have minor minor spots on
my skin and I’m pretty sure it’s from the Sun so I’m going to protect myself
going forward 35 it’s not too late it’s never too late to protect yourself so
what can you do to protect yourself in the Sun wear a sunscreen every single
day whenever you’re exposed to the Sun even if you’re indoors next to a window
even if it’s cloudy it is important to wear sunscreen now selecting a sunscreen
is not exactly an easy task there are a few things to consider so I’m going to
put more information in the description so you can read it there I wanted to
point out this is something I found during my research that makeup or you
know 10 moisturizers that have some SPF probably
not enough sun protection because in order for you to protect yourself from
the Sun you need to have a certain amount of sunscreen and typically no
one’s wearing that much foundation and that must tinted moisturizer it’s just
not enough so it is a good idea to actually wear a sunscreen the other
thing I would suggest is to avoid and limits on exposure when the Sun is the
strongest so there is something called the UV index you can read more about it
in the description and when the UV index is high that means the sun’s rays are
more likely to cause skin damage so it’s usually between the hours of 11:00 and
3:00 that the Sun is the worst in terms of skin damage so I do try to stay out
of the Sun even if I’m wearing sunscreen during those hours so I try to go for my
morning walks really early when the UV index is low or you know you can go
really late when the sun’s a little bit down so it really is about protecting
yourself on a regular basis so you don’t end up with skin damage when you’re in
your 40s 15 16 so it is important to start early number four is to limit
exposure to bacteria that could potentially cause breakouts so for me
personally it’s the phone it’s the pillowcases these things if I’m not
keeping them clean I do end up with minor breakouts around the chin so let’s
tackle the phone first so what is it about the phone that can cause breakouts
when we’re talking on the phone and you’re resting that phone right next to
a cheek it can cause a little bit of that
pressure friction and heat and all that combined can lead to something known as
acne and meccanica I do have more information in the description on that
so I avoid putting the phone right next to my cheek I keep it at a little bit of
a distance Minh and talking on it now the other thing for me is pillowcases if
my pillowcases are not clean I will end up with minor breakouts and minor
irritation if you’re interested in learning what dermatologists have to say
about the phone and pillowcases and how it can kind of lead to skin or
irritation I do have some more information in the description the next
tip is to get enough sleep if you’re not getting enough sleep that can lead to
premature aging and all in some cases breakouts I do find if I’m
not sleeping enough I end up getting more breakouts than I would if I had
enough sleep so how exactly does a lack of sleep cause skin issues well when
we’re not getting enough sleep let’s say one night we’re not getting enough sleep
the next night the next evening or cortisol levels are going to be higher
than they should be and again we’ve talked about cortisol before and how it
leads to inflammation and irritation and that sort of thing so it is important to
get enough sleep if you’re interested in learning more about how to get better
sleep tips to sleep better I do have a video on that which you can check out
and that one’s also science backed next up use a humidifier if your air is dry
now this tip does not apply to someone living in the tropics because the ear is
never dry but it does apply to someone living in the country like Canada
because half the year this air is quite dry and that can lead to skin that’s a
little irritated a little dry and it is important to use a humidifier if you
have any issues like eczema rosacea skin sensitivity and not only that if you
want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles it is a good idea to use a
humidifier it’s actually a study that shows that a humidifier reduce the
appearance of wrinkles so I’ll put that in the description I found that kind of
fascinating thank you for watching this video if you enjoyed it and you found it
informative do give it a thumbs up because it really helps me out as it
tells me what kind of videos you like and it also helps other people find this
video and if you haven’t subscribed already please do consider subscribing I
will see you in the next video which is not gonna be what skin because I think
I’ve done a little bit too much of it now I’m going to do a few other topics
and then we’ll talk about skincare in detail in late October I will see you in
the next video hi

96 thoughts on “HEALTHY SKIN TIPS: lifestyle tips for better skin (science-backed)

  1. Hello hello! Sorry for the delay in uploading this video. I wasn't exactly feeling my best 😧 and needed some time off to rest and get better.

    If you wear sunscreen 🌅 regularly and like the brand you're using, let me know more about it in the comments below 👇😀.

    I'm on the hunt for a physical sunscreen that I can wear on my face daily and something that doesn't leave a white cast and is fragrance-free. Thanks!🌞

  2. Welcome back 😍 i feel like very long time not seeing ur videos 😭 i really hope u r okai nw 💜 thank u for ur beautiful content 💜

  3. The phone!! That's a revelation to me, I've never thought about that before!… And oh my goodness sleep is such a huge one for me, between deadlines, work and children I'm always struggling to make a good sleep schedule. Thanks Ria, love your videos 🙌💙

  4. I was wondering if you could expand a bit on sunscreen. I don't like wearing it because I feel there are a lot of chemicals in it that may not be good for me. What do I need to look out for?

  5. Salut Ria. Trés heureuse de vous revoir. La vidéo tombe au bon moment, ma peau souffre de ma négligence et t'écouter me pousse à cesser de nuire bêtement à ma peau. MERCI!

  6. Love your cats🐾🐈💕 love your videos! Stress, sadness, hopelessness destroy our health. I'm living (more dead than living) proof of that.

  7. Very helpful. Thank you so much for this short series. I am seeing the effects of my lack of sunscreen use and I could just kick myself, since it was within my power to prevent, had I just understood. As you said, it isn't too late to start, so here I go! Thanks again. I'm looking forward to what you have next for me!!😎

  8. Glad you’re feeling better & back, Ria! Thanks for another informative video series. Looking forward to your next one or the one on self-care. 🌸💕🧘🏻‍♀️

  9. Thank you for the great video! However, I think one should be careful in avoiding the sunlight too much because the body needs it for producing vitamin D etc.

  10. Your teeth are sooo white! What's your teeth care routine? I'd just subscribe and I am in love of your informative videos ♡

  11. Hi Ria, I love Elta MD tinted. The color goes away and it doesn’t leave a white cast. I do wait 10 to 15 minutes before applying makeup. I recently tried a Korean sunscreen Make Prem 50+ PA ++++. It doesn’t leave a white cast but I still enjoy Elta MD best . 😘

  12. I’m glad you are feeling better and back! I loved this video and am more resolved to take better care of my skin and also my children’s skin. Thank you!

  13. A really great informative and enjoyable video. I loved this video as much as the previous one on your Healthy skin series!

  14. Hi Ria, thank you for the video and all the extensive research. Maybe you didn't put it in the video, because it's naturally for you, but a really important thing is to stop or reduce smoking. The damage for the skin is massive. And alcohol the same thing. I know the prejudice about people who think their health is important is that they won't smoke or drink a lot, but it also can be an addiction/disease, something people can get help with.

  15. I really loved the video! It's so motivating and informative. You have such a positive, quiet energy. It gave me a great start for the day. Thank you.

  16. Thanks for this very informative Video! I agree with almost all of your tips but the sun damage. Sun does not damage our skin. That would not make sense because we need the sun to live. Sun damage will be caused if your Vitamin D status is weak. So it is very important to supplement enough vitamin d or to spend more healthy time out in the sun. Please don't use sun blockers.

  17. Hi Ria, the tips are very helpful and it is great that you feel better now! One thing I want to add is that sunscreens need to be re-applied every few hours, it would not protect you effectively at 4pm if you only apply the right amount for one time at 8am in the morning.

  18. Thank you Ria. I am happy you are feeling better. So much information in your videos. I appreciate the amount of time and effort you take to bring us the most informed information. You're great. Keep up the wonderful research and videos. May God bless you and yours and this channel.

  19. Hi Ria! I am 31 and I dont really like the heavy feeling of most sunscreens in the market thus I often rely on the SPF on my bb cream and powder. Thanks for reminding me on this.

  20. Great video, I love your new skincare series! I've been using daily sunscreen for about three years now and tested a few different brands. My favorite is Paulas Choice, it's quite expensive but until now it's the best I found. For vacation or on really hot summer days I also use Avene SPF 50.

  21. sunscreen is the most confusing part for me, do you know how to get enough vitamin D produced if you wear sunscreen? does sunscreen inhibit it as it blocks uv-rays? when to wear sunscreen without being it harmful to vitamin d production?

  22. Another thing: If you‘re still sleeping with a fluffy stuffed animal friend you might consider sending it on an adventure through washer and dryer from time to time as well! 😊

  23. Skin cancer is more common nowadays only. After the usage of chemicals. We use only natural products for soap, we dnt use any makeup or anything . Completely avoided chemicals. U look beautiful , the way u talking, ur teeth 😅LoL,ur cat, home,ur nam too.My parrot name is Ria, Rio.

  24. Really looking forward your skincare video. I've been in the cosmetics business for 7 years when I was younger. I advised people what to wear from makeup, to skincare to fragrances. I worked for the most prestigious brands and more "pharmaceutic" brands as well. I thought I knew more than the average people. Wearing cosmetics and makeup from age 15 (when I started to breakout) to 39 was probably the biggest mistake I've ever made. I stopped wearing branded skincare in January 2018 and it took over 6 months to my skin to renew and heal. I stopped wearing makeup only 3 weeks ago… My skin starts finally to get transformed and looking "normal". I started to have peri-oral dermatitis in January 2017. Dermatologists in the US do not know anything about this skin disease and advised me antibiotics…. Stopping using the branded skincare is the ONLY solution. I wish I would have known years ago that what I was putting on my skin was causing my skin problems; and the more you use, the more problems you have. It's never too late but it's a very painful and long process but I will strongly advise people with skin issues to rethink what they put on their skin. Do you think this is normal to use mineral oils, hormones blocker on your skin? I only use vegetal oils like jojoba oils and few essential oils now and my skin is renewed. I finally accepted my true face with no makeup and it's not as bad as I thought. We don't need to look flawless, we should embrace who we are. I may look more tired, my skin tone is totally uneven but and so what…? This is me, this is who I am. Using makeup should be exceptional, just like eating junk food. It feels good now and then even though we know this isn't good for our health. Don't take the bad habit to cover your face… I made the mistake for 25 years and I regret it. It's even worse to know that I actually was in the business promoting products that aren't good and design for the skin. Skin cares are designed to get these company richer, not fixing your zit problems… Sorry.
    Thanks Ria for your videos and all the links you provide with them, I love your channel and your soft voice tone 🙂

  25. Very useful. Love your make up, simple and elegant! Would love to watch a video on how you do your everyday/ work make up. Thanks.

  26. By wearing spf and limiting sun exposure you are limiting your intake of vitamin D. Not a great reccomendation for wellbeing.

  27. Ria, like you, I often don't wear sunblock unless I'm going to be out for several hours. I'm extremely pale and have vitamin D deficiency in my medical history, and so I'm always worried about falling back into that. I'm almost never outside which isn't good either, but I aim to be outside for at least 15 minutes a day (sounds pathetic and paltry, I know). I justify not using sunscreen because I figure my body needs that time to absorb sunlight. In your research did you find that even for these short durations people should be wearing sunblock? For now, I'm going to stick to my method, but I will look at your links and see if they change my mind.

  28. Hi, I have tried many sunscreen, but they doesn't suits my skin, I get breakouts and eczema. Is there any natural option for it?

  29. Hello! When it cames to sun, what about the vitamine D prodution? I know we need to take 10/15 minutes when the sun is really intense in order to produce D vitamine.

  30. Hi Ria, I recently discovered your channel and I love it! I watched the first and the second videos on the skin care series. Have you posted the 3rd one too? Also, could you please do a video on tips for hair care as well? Thank you so much!

  31. hii ria. thanks for the lovely video. I don't wear sunscreen cse it breaks me out i have tried many sunscreens. I live in North india so its sunny everyday. I took the skin test from the link you shared and i am skin type no.3 but the products they mentioned are out of my price range and they don't sell in india. can you please suggest me the sunscreen i can use which is available in india? It will mean a lot to me.

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  33. Hi Ria! Ur videos r really amazing! I hv wrinkles in my hand like an old lady as I'm 29 yrs old.. Do u hv any tips to reduce those wrinkles? And am really VERY thin like a 18 yrs old girl… But am married n mother of 3… Plssss Ria gv me some tips to weight gain naturally.. Am trying so many things but no answer.. Pls gv me tips what should I eat a day… Luv u Ria 😍

  34. Hi Ria, can I do deep breathing in lieu of meditation? I deep breath before I sleep, think of happy thoughts, affirm myself as I exhale. I do that for like 5 mins. What do you think? Thanks!

  35. Thank you so much for the tips, i totally agree with you about healthy skin that is awesome. Yes, wear sunblock all the time when you go out. I did experience that i started taking care of my skin when i was 36 years old.

  36. Wow! Thank you for this video! I never knew that the weird breakouts I have were acne mechanica. I went to my dermatologist and she just told me it was an allergic reaction. I’m going to go change my pillow case like right now. Thanks a lot!!! 😊

  37. Hi Ria! I discovered your channel today and i have already seen more than 12 videos! You are amazing.. So calm and beautiful.. Thank you For all the important advice! I am from Greece, so my english May not be so good. I wanted to ask your opinion about the treatment of pimples that Just appear out of the blue.. I would also really appreciate a video For acne prone skin.. Keep up the good work!! Kisses!!

  38. Hai ria ma'm.. Are there any bad effects when our face expose to sunlight immediately followed by cool atmosphere

  39. I like ur talking, very nice.. By the way im 40 years old i had this stressing acne since i was 25 yrs old.pls give sum tips to stop my acne

  40. You have such great skin! I know it is mostly diet and lifestyle but can you do a skin care video? The "external" care stuff? Thanks!

  41. I have been trying to looking for the skincare video and i havent found it .. can anyone give me the link please!

  42. I found out the hard way in Spain how badly I need to use sunscreen every day. But all the sunscreens (even the chemical-free ones) make me break out. Any suggestions for natural sunscreen that’s not too oily would be greatly welcomed!

  43. I really admire your efforts in making a video that is really helpful and at the same time the need of people to know☺️

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