Influencer reveals how she avoids cracked, dry skin in winter after transforming her complexion by following five golden rules
- Melbourne blogger, Adriana Vanni, 30, has shared her rules for great skin
- The influencer claimed she had bad skin until she started following the rules
- And when she stops following them she sees a negative change in days
An acne-prone influencer has revealed how she avoids dry, dull skin and horrific breakouts in winter by following ‘five golden rules’ for a glowing complexion.
Melbourne based blogger, Adriana Vanni, 30, told FEMAIL she struggled with bad skin for years – and dreaded winter when her complexion would take a massive hit.
‘When winter hits my skin bears the brunt of it all,’ she said.
Melbourne based blogger, Adriana Vanni, 30, told FEMAIL she struggled with bad skin for years – and dreaded winter when her complexion would take a massive hit
‘From the long cold nights, to the freezing wind chills, I find after the first week of winter my skin already looks worse for wear if I don’t maintain my beauty regime.’
According to the brunette beauty there are five non-negotiables when it comes to maintain a good complexion all year.
They include staying properly hydrated, sleeping well, introducing intermittent fasting, exercising to ‘sweat out the toxins’, avoiding sugary foods.
‘Not drinking enough fluid can affect the appearance of your skin and make you more susceptible to dehydration,’ she said.
Adriana makes sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep herself hydrated.
‘For years it has been documented that intermittent fasting can help naturally detox our bodies and skin. The problem is, most of us can never make it through 12-16 hours without food as the hunger pangs start to kick in,’ she said.
To get around this she uses the Wednesday Cleanse Day ‘transform and glow’ program.
She starts her day by drinking the program’s ‘health drink’ which stops her from being hungry and craving unhealthy snacks.
‘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,’ she said.
Four weeks after starting the cleanse day program she noticed her acne disappeared ‘for the first time ever’, giving her a huge self-esteem boost.
She uses the Wednesday Cleanse Day ‘transform and glow’ program as part of her intermittent fasting to control her skin
‘Regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin. Exercise helps to nourish skin cells and keep them vibrant by increasing blood flow,’ she said.
‘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.’
Adriana says people who ‘don’t have time to exercise’ should opt to take the stairs and walk between meetings where possible to maintain physical activity where possible.
Limit sugar intake
‘Sugar can have some damaging effects on the skin if not consumed in moderation,’ she said.
‘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,’ she added.
The 30-year-old says her improved complexion has done wonders for her self confidence
Get enough sleep
‘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 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,’ she said.
The blogger says she can see a change in her skin when she doesn’t get at least eight-hours of sleep each night.