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7 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Skin

7 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Skin
Mau Briones

Many of us spend less time caring for our skin considering that it is the largest and important of the body. Lack of skincare routine and not knowing how to properly care for our skin can cause many skin problems. Let’s not make mistake and learn the proper way on how to take care of our skin.

Eat a Healthy Diet

♥ What you put in your body will certainly reflect on the outside. Skin creams and treatments help you achieve a younger looking skin but naturally beautiful and glowing skin starts with nourishment from within. Eat the correct balance of foods and you’ll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple, and blemish-free

♥ Wrinkles and age spots are inevitable but treating your skin kindly and optimizing your nutrition by eating fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, healthy fats from fish, nuts, and a balanced diet can help combat the early appearance of premature aging. The best sources are carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kale, papaya, spinach, among others.

♥ It is important to include foods like fruits and vegetables that contain powerful antioxidants in your daily diet to help protect your skin from the cellular damage caused by free-radicals such as smoking, pollution, and the heat of the sun. Also, include foods that are rich in vitamin C to help support your immune system, promote radiant skin, and heal your blemishes. The best sources are blueberries, broccoli, guava, blackcurrant, and strawberries.

♥ Loaded up with selenium and vitamin E. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that can be found in Brazilian nuts. Other good sources are fish, eggs, wheat germ, and shellfish. Selenium works along with vitamin E and C to help protect you from skin cancer, sun damage, and age spots. Good amount of vitamin E protects your skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin growth. The best sources are hazelnuts, avocado, almonds, and sunflower oil.

Drink Water Regularly

♥ Drinking an adequate amount of water is not only good for the skin, it is essential for overall good health because water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption, and excretion. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water it needs, it will not function properly and the lack of hydration will manifest itself by turning your skin tight, dry, and flaky.

♥ Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to stay hydrated because your skin needs moisture to stay flexible. Even a mild dehydration will cause your skin to look dry and tired. Aside from water, caffeine-free teas are good too. Both carotenoids and flavonoids can help protect the skin against the harmful UV rays and improves skin condition.

♥ Give yourself a daily flavonoid dose – black, green, or white tea will do. The fluids and flavonoids can help your blood circulation to flow properly and deliver nutrients from all over your body.

Get Adequate Amount of Sleep

♥ A glowing skin depends on your sleeping habits. If you’re getting fewer than 6 hours of sleep, it will manifest itself by making you look tired and stressed, puffy eyes, fine lines, and other signs of aging may start to appear earlier than expected.

♥ Get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. During the night while you snooze, the most important part of repair process happens. Your skin makes new collagen that helps prevent sagging skin and wrinkles. Believe it or not, sleep does more for your skin than most leading brands of skin care products.

♥ Sleep deprivation causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin surrounding your face which will make your skin dull and lifeless. A glowing complexion can be achieved if you have a complete sleep. When you have plenty of rest, your body can properly boost blood flow to your skin so you can wake up to a healthy glow.

Maintain a Skincare Routine

♥ There’s something comforting about having a daily skincare routine that really works, it may be sound high maintenance but in reality, it will greatly benefit you. With consistency on your skincare routine comes visible results and your youthful glow will start to come back.

♥ The most important and could not be ignored part of your skincare routine is to know your skin type. Based on your skin type, you can start figuring out what will work or will not work for you. Certain skin type needs more attention especially if you have major skin problems.

The key is to cleanse, tone, and moisturize.

Protect Your Skin From The Sun

♥ Whatever the season might be,  it is important that you are protecting your skin from the sun. Use a sunscreen to help protect your skin while you are exposed to the sunlight. You can choose from lotions, gels, creams, sprays, and ointment form just make sure that it has SPF 15 or higher. Choose a product that says “broad-spectrum” – it can protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays.

♥ Stay out of the midday sun, the sunlight is at its strongest from 10 in the morning up to 4 in the afternoon. Make sure to wear protective clothing to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays, hats with wide brims that cover your neck, eyes, ears, and scalp, and sunglasses with UV ray protection to prevent eye damage.

De-Stress

♥ There are terrible ways stress affects the appearance of your skin. Stress can trigger breakouts on your face and body. It also disrupts the balance between the good and bad bacteria in your gut which can show up on your skin in the form of acne.

♥ Your skin will reflect how well you are treating yourself so don’t stress, tomorrow’s to-do list can weigh on your mind and will keep you from getting enough sleep during the night which results to under eye bags. De-stress whenever you can; drink plenty of water and have a complete rest. Try working out and do the things you enjoy most to de-stress.

Be Gentle with Your Skin

♥ Be gentle with your skin and avoid using products with harsh chemicals and unhealthy ingredients. Think of it this way, anything you attack will weaken over time. This is exactly what happens to skin that is being treated roughly.

♥ Aside from harsh chemicals, avoid using brushes and abrasive scrubs. This will only leave your skin red, dry, and more vulnerable to infections and dehydration.

♥ The key to the healthy, radiant, and clear skin is nourishment and not aggression. Use only gentle and non-toxic products. If you avoid treating your skin roughly you can reduce damage and minimize the number of wrinkles that will appear.

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