Taking good care of your skin can help keep you looking young a lot longer and also help you avoid skin problems that can arise as a result of bad skin care practices.
The following tips from the Innutra Prosperity Team can help you get started..
1. Be gentle with your skin
Our daily routines alone can cause damage to our skin over time. Seemingly good actions can take a toll, such as hot baths and shaving. Keep the following few tips in mind to be gentle with your skin:
- Lubricate your skin – Do so on a daily basis and use a moisturizer based on your skin type. Lubricating your skin will help make it softer and pliable and also increase skin hydration.
- Limit hot water – When you shower (or bathe), avoid using water that is too hot. Instead, use warm water.
- Be careful when shaving – Use lotions, gels or shaving cream prior to shaving and also be sure to use clean razors.
2. Sun protection
Excessive sun exposure can cause many skin problems and also increase your risk of skin cancer. Be sure to use sun protection when you know you’re being exposed to the sun. Also, remember to reapply sunscreen as time passes (every 2 hours or so).
An SPF of at least 15 is recommended. Ideally, you should just avoid the sun altogether (especially if you have sensitive skin) and stay in the shade as much as you can.
Although it may be uncomfortable (mainly in the summer) try to wear clothing that protects you from the sun – such as hats and long-sleeve shirts.
Following these simple tips can also minimize wrinkles and aging spots.
3. Maintain a healthy diet
Maintaining a healthy diet goes a long way in helping you feel great! Not only that, it can help keep your skin looking good. While the correlation between foods and skin is not entirely concrete, there are suggestions that a healthy diet may promote younger and good looking skin.
Ideally, you’ll want to have a diet low in unhealthy fats and processed food. Lean protein, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains are the way to go. Also, Vitamin C may also contribute to good looking skin.
In general, you’ll want to maintain a healthy diet not only for your skin, but also for your general well being.
4. Keep the stress away
Haven’t you heard that stress causes acne?
Whether it does or not, the reality is that stress is a common problem in many of us and can cause you to become more edgy and actually make your skin more sensitive (susceptible to breakouts).
If you have issues with stress, be sure to find ways to manage it or at least minimize it. Take time to enjoy life and remove yourself from stressful situations. Not only will it help clear your mind, but it can keep your skin healthy.
5. Avoid smoking
Smoking is a good way to grow older faster and create wrinkles. You’ll want to avoid it if you don’t want those results. Aside from all of the bad things smoking can contribute to your health, it decreases the blood flow to your skin and robs it of oxygen and critical nutrients.
Combined with the fact that it erodes fibers that provide your skin its strength, smoking is a habit you want to avoid.
Following these simple tips can improve and maintain the health of your skin.