Healthy skin begins by taking care of yourself inside and out.
By following these tips you’ll be on your way to… GREAT SKIN!
- Keep your hands away from your face. Hands carry germs that are often transferred to your face.
- Eat a lot of dark orange and dark green foods to get Vitamin A, which helps promote healthy skin: carrots, sweet potatoes and broccoli are a good start.
- Don’t let unusual moles or birthmarks go unchecked. See a doctor immediately if you notice any changes in colour or texture or if the skin starts to itch, hurt, scab or change in any other way.
- Wear sun screen whenever outdoors, even in cooler weather. The sun’s rays can be very damaging any time of year.
- Relax. Stress and anxiety contribute to breakouts.
- Use antibacterial soaps only when necessary. They tend to reduce the skins acidity, which protects the skin from infection.
- Never scrub your skin. Gently message it.
- Keep your skin clean and dry.
- Get at least eight hours of sleep so your skin can rejuvenate.
- Wear clothes that are made from natural fibres like cotton, linen and silk; they allow your skin to breathe.
- Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol intake; they act as diuretics, dehydrating the skin and body.
- Don’t smoke. The smoke can cause wrinkles around your eyes and mouth. It can also discolour your skin and reduce its elastin.
- Keep your skin moisturized especially after a long hot shower. Seal in moisture when your skin is still slightly damp.
- Drink a lot of water. At least eight glasses a day will help keep your skin hydrated.
- Eat nuts like almonds and hazelnuts. The Vitamin E helps promote great skin.
- Exercise regularly: three to four times a week for at least 15 heart-pumping minutes. Your skin and body will love you for it.
- Avoid harsh chemicals in your skin care products. Take the time to find out what you’re putting on your skin.