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Everyday Healthy Skin Habits

February 15th, 2017 | Posted in: Beauty Tips | Tags:

Some women are lucky enough to be born with radiant skin. There is no point denying that practicing healthy skin habits makes a huge difference and can boost your self-confidence. If you are not born with great skin and to add insult to injury—you are prone to developing allergies, sunburn and other minor skin conditions, then we have the answer to your prayers! Modern medical science makes it possible for you to achieve healthy skin. Products like skin facials and various skin-care regimen have been produced for people to finally achieve a youthful glow to their skin. Even though you may follow recommended skin care suggestions from experts, it will help if you follow healthy habits when it comes to taking care of your skin. Below are the best healthy skin habits that you can follow to maintain a clearer and smoother skin.

Wear Sunblock at All Times

The skin provides a thin layer of protection against the ultraviolet rays (UV) of the sun. Thus if you spend too much time outdoors, your skin could get damaged. It is important to know that even if you are exposed for only a few minutes under the sun, the skin may have already developed sunburn. Too much exposure to sunlight does not only cause sunburn but it can also increase the risk of skin cancer. If you are outside, make sure that you wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. So that you can stay longer under the sun without any risks. Sunscreen lotion is not only used for sun protection but it can also help prevent the development of wrinkles and uneven skin tone as it also contains moisturizing properties. For best results, reapply sunscreen every two hours especially if you are out in the sun all day.

Aside from applying sunscreen lotion, it is important that you also take extra steps in protecting yourself against UV rays. To protect yourself, wear a long-sleeved shirt or a cap so that the UV rays will not be absorbed by the skin.

Introduce Antioxidants to Your Skin and Diet

One of the reasons why the skin gets damaged is the presence of pollution and free radicals that damage the skin. To help combat toxins from the environment, it is advantageous to introduce antioxidants not only to your skin but also internally. Antioxidants work wonders by helping fight off the damages caused by free radicals. So, when you buy skin products, make sure that they contain antioxidants like Vitamin A, E, and C. You can also fight free radicals from within so that you will have an inner glow to your skin. Achieve this by eating foods like berries, pomegranate, oranges, and leafy green vegetables. The secret to having a healthy skin through diet is by eating balanced meals. It is crucial to avoid raising your blood sugar quickly because it can lead to skin anomalies like wrinkles, acne, and rashes to develop.

Exfoliate Regularly

Our skin regularly sheds off dead skin and if the dead skin layers are not removed, it causes dry spots, acne, and uneven skin tones. Exfoliating is a great way to remove the dead skin layers to reveal new skin. Now, if your skin is prone to developing painful rashes or acne, exfoliating may be a difficult thing to do as using a harsh scrub can be painful for the skin. For sensitive skin, use a mild cleanser that contains smooth microbeads because these don’t irritate sensitive skin.

While chemical cleansers can remove dead skin cells, try not to rely on them frequently. Chemical exfoliators may encourage the skin to slough off more than usual. If you are going to use chemical exfoliators, make sure that they contain natural ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids because these stimulate the production of collagen resulting in a suppler skin.

Exercise

Exercising is not only beneficial for achieving well-toned muscles. Working up a sweat stimulates the lymphatic system, which is responsible for carrying wastes away from skin and bringing in nutrients. The thing is, the lymphatic system does not have a pump of its own unlike the circulatory system so it relies on a healthy diet and exercise to keep the body healthy. Moreover, exercising helps tighten the skin making it look younger. Sweating also helps flush your pores of dirt so it clears up your skin.

Enough Sleep

The reason why we have the concept of beauty sleep is to maintain our youthful glow. Studies reveal that people who are sleep-deprived are prone to developing wrinkles. Sleep deprivation also affects the tensile strength of the skin. Thus, if you don’t get enough sleep, you tend to develop saggy skin. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night is very essential for a better skin. In fact, if you lack enough sleep, the effects immediately show on your skin such that you develop puffy eyes and black circles around the eyes.

Having healthy skin habits are very easy as long as you take care of your health, engage in exercise, enjoy a balanced diet, and constantly maintain proper hygiene.

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