Thursday, 31 January 2013

How To Have Good Looking Healthy Skin

There are a number of disorders that can affect the look and health of our skin. Such disorders may require special treatment to be eliminated or to reduce the effect they have on the skin. Oftentimes however the beauty and health of our skin is deteriorated due to negligence of proper skin care and healthy habits that is essential for having clear and healthy skin. This article serves to outline some of the important things you should do to have your skin in top health and stunning beauty at all times.

Protect Your Skin From The Sun

Uv rays from the sun can affect the elastin in the skin which leads to wrinkles and aging of the skin. Also, too much sun exposure has been linked to skin cancer. So it really pays to protect your skin from the sun. Methods you can use to protect yourself from the sun includes avoiding the sun during high intense hours - which is normally from 10 am to 4 pm, wear protective clothing including hats and sun glasses to cover your skin from the intense sun rays and apply a sunscreen with an SPF over 15 before going into the sun.

Wash Your Face Every Night Before Bed

Gently wash your face before you go to bed. This will get rid of bacteria and dirt that can clog up the pores and cause irritability and outbreaks. people that wear makeup regularly forget or feel too tired to remove the makeup from their skin before falling asleep in bed. This needs to be avoided in order to avoid problems developing with the skin. Cleanse with warm water, use mild cleansers and do not over wash  Pat to dry skin, do not wipe aggressively.

Use Moisturizer

Use moisturizers if you have dry skin to help your skin stay moist and supple. According to Dermatologists that the right time to apply moisturizer on your skin is right after washing from a bath. When applied immediately after bathing, the moisturizer will keep some of the water still on your body and use it to keep your skin hydrated.

Reduce Stress

Stress has a negative effect on overall mental and physical health, it is also linked to problems with the skin. Too much stress causes the hormone cortisol to be increased in the body which eventually breaks down collagen. Stress is also linked to redness of the skin and acne. the best way to manage stress is to choose healthy methods to reduce anxiety such as talking to other people, spirituality and physical activities.

Get Enough Sleep

Adults need 7-8 hours of sleep daily. Failing to get enough quality sleep will make your skin age faster and look tired. Sleep also help relieve anxiety and depression, helping to prevent the effects they can have on your skin. To help you sleep well take a bath just before bedtime, don't eat meals right before you got to bed - allow at least 2 hours between your last meal and bedtime, drink plenty of water and keep your bedroom comfortable and cozy.


Exercises such as walking, jogging and running are called aerobic exercises which increases the oxygen circulating in your body that helps the skin stay vibrant and healthy.

Eat A Healthy And Balanced Diet

Once you are eating a healthy and balanced diet to maintain a healthy body it will also have positive effect on your skin. A healthy diet should comprise of healthy complex carbs, protein and healthy fats. The omega 3s fat such as salmon, flaxseed and almonds contain properties that's healthy for the skin. The type of foods you need to keep at a limit is sugar, saturated fats and alcohol.

Avoid Excessive Chemical Use And Using Bad Products On Your Skin

Some over-the-counter cosmetic products and skin medication can actually harm your skin if you are not careful. Read the instructions of products carefully before applying them on your skin, and make sure they are suitable for your skin. IT'S best to use natural skin treatments as much as possible. Also, consult with a doctor to get advice on how to care for your skin and the right skin products to use.

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