Tips For Younger Looking Skin

Tips For Younger Looking Skin

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Do you often get complements about your skin? People asking you what your skin care routine is as you look so young and amazing? If this doesn’t happen often enough, then perhaps you need to help with your skin care. Healthy looking and glowing skin gives the impression of a healthy life. And for women, healthy skin is synonymous to beauty.

While healthy looking skin is great, having healthy skin is more important. Your skin is after all your largest organ in your body and protects you from diseases, bacteria, and viruses. Our skin also protects us from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays from the sun which can damage cells.

Our skin is constantly bombarded by harmful elements thus making is super important to look after our skin from the inside out. Our daily nutritional intake plays a very important role in having healthy skin. Here are some tips to give you robust and radiant skin.

Feed Your Skin

Proper nutrition everyday is the cornerstone of healthy skin. Our skin is constantly being reproduced by our cells therefore it is so important to be eating the right foods each day. So make sure you are eating a well balanced diet full of vegetables, protein, fruit, and water. There are also some specific foods we can add into our diet to give our skin that extra boost.

For starters, foods rich in vitamin C are super important. Vitamin C helps prevent skin dullness and assists in the repair of collagen damage. So in this case, eat more citrus fruit, kiwifruit, bell peppers, and lots of berries.

Vitamin A is also important. Foods rich in vitamin A help increase the reduction of amino acids necessary for cell regeneration. Some foods to add into your diet are oranges, carrots, and leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale.

Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

While sun exposure is great for you giving you vitamin D, excessive sun can be disastrous for your skin. Excessive sun can break down collagen and make our skin look dull and older. Why is collagen important? Well it is the protein that keeps our skin elastic and firm. And as we get older, our body’s production of collagen slows down and therefore causing wrinkling, creases and sagging skin. So if we have repeated excessive sun exposure, this may cause premature wrinkles and make us look older than we are.

Many people think that a nice glowing tan is a sign of good health. However, a glowing tan is actually an indication of skin damage. In order for our body to protect itself from ultraviolet light, your body produces melanin. So avoid those tanning sessions at all costs. So if you’re going to be out in the sun for long periods of time, make sure to cover up and wear a hat.

Always Treat Your Skin Right

Dermatologists recommend that you establish a daily routine for skin care especially for your face. There are so many products available today, many of which do more damage to our skin than help it. It is best to start with a gentle cleanser, then a natural moisturizer at night.

Retinol creams, available with a prescription, can help smooth out lines and wrinkles. Retinol targets receptors in the skin that boost collagen production and reduce substances that hastens collagen breakdown during exposure to the sun.

Exfoliating can also help in the maintenance of healthy and glowing skin. Scrubbing away the dead top layer of skin helps speed up the process of skin renewal and boost collagen production. Try using an exfoliant which contains glycolic and lactic acids as they are better than skin scrubs. These exfoliants gently dissolve the glue-like substance bonding the dead skin and therefore produce a more uniform result. This makes the skin look healthier.

Add moisture to your skin by using hydrators. Optimal hydrator products are those that draw water in the skin, such as glycerine and hyaluronic acid, and those that contain petrolatum and lanolin that acts as barriers to prevent the escape of water from our skin.

And of course drink lots of water! Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and more if you do a lot of physical activity or work outside.

Hitting The Gym

Hitting the gym or simply doing some full range motion exercises such as yoga, increases the flow of blood in your body. Increased blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients are being carried to the active cells in your body, including the cells of your skin. This process also carries waste, like free radicals, away from healthy and active cells in your body. Exercising also dilates the pores on your skin and sweat pushes out the trapped dirt and oil in your skin. Immediately after exercising, remember to wash your face to prevent them being trapped back inside.

Aside from the important tips mentioned above, there are other things you can do to maintain healthy and radiant skin. One example of this is that if you smoke, then stop smoking now! Smoking leads to collagen breakdown that result in the skin sagging. And remember to get enough sleep. Try and get a consistent 8 hours per day. Sleep is necessary in the process of cell repair.

In the end, having healthy, glowing skin not only enhances one’s appearance but serves as an important role in a person’s total well-being.

About Shannon Kingsley

Shannon loves all things outdoors such as hiking, camping, and bike riding. After her second child Shannon was left with large stretch marks and is now passionate about helping others prevent and help reduce their own stretch marks as well as reduce other skin spots & blemishes. She can be found at http://curesforstretchmarks.com and http://skinhealthbody.com
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