Embrace The Skin You're In
We all want beautiful, glowing skin, right? The first step to achieving this is taking care of your body; both inside and out. Eating the right foods and looking after ourselves in general is just as important to healthy skin as what you put on it.
It’s important to exfoliate your skin (face and body) to get rid of dead skin cells. Some fall off naturally, but others will just end up clogging your pores or giving you rough skin if you don’t give them a helping hand. Exfoliating two or three times a week should do it, maybe less if you have sensitive skin.
Dry skin is not a nice feeling. Moisturizing your face and body daily can help keep dry, flaky skin at bay, while preventing wrinkles at the same time. There are quite an abundance of products on the market, so take notice of what type of skin you have and find an appropriate moisturizer to suit.
While the face, arms and legs often get a going over, don’t forget the rest of your body, especially your hands. Your hands are exposed to the elements as much as your face is, so it’s important to use a good hand moisturizer to prevent your skin from aging prematurely.
Water – it’s the best beauty treatment out! The human body is approximately 60 percent water, so it’s vital that we replenish what we lose. Drinking enough water is just as important for hydrating your skin as any other part of your body; and hydrated skin is happy skin. How many glasses have you had today?
Certain vitamins and minerals are essential for healthy skin, so what you put into your body will essentially effect how you look and feel. Clean eating is always best, try to steer clear of processed foods.
Salmon is great for helping to keep your skin hydrated and blotch-free with its high omega-3 content. Dark greens, blueberries and green tea are among the foods and drinks which can help fight skin-damaging free radicals.
Sunshine is a natural source of vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones by helping with calcium absorption. However, too much sun exposure is dangerous as it can cause sunburn, or far worse, skin cancer. Always make sure to wear sunscreen whenever you’re outside and reapply if you’re out for an extended period of time.
Have you ever wondered what kind of damage you’re doing to your skin by constant shaving and waxing? Laser hair removal is a great way to remain fuzz-free while looking after your skin, and a lot of laser clinics will offer a free consultation so you can understand the process before making any decisions.
As you can see it’s not all that hard to have great skin. Take care of yourself, and you’ll be looking and feeling great in no time!