Your skin is your outer covering of the body which has the main role to protect your internal organs. It forms a shield against shock and trauma and against chemical agents which could damage your internal organs.
For all these reasons, we have to take care of our skin and make sure that it gives its 100% throughout our life and it does not start when we are older. Here are 10 tips on how to take care of your skin from head to toe.
1- Protect yourself from the sun
Although it is nice to be exposed to the sun in a bikini to drink a good Margarita, the sun is harmful in the long term for your carnal envelope. If you are constantly exposing yourself to UV rays can cause wrinkles, age spots, and many more health problems.
Protecting yourself from the sun involves using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Seek out as much shade as possible when taking out your parasol when you go out in your yard or put yourself under a tree when you go out to the park and try to avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest. In addition, you can put on covering clothes like long sleeves, long pants and a head covering like a cap or a hat.
2- Eat healthily
Eating a healthy diet is sure to make you feel better. Increase your intake of antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Antioxidants are found in vitamin C, green tea, pomegranate root, olive leaf, and naturally occurring foods like blueberries, strawberries, broccoli, and more.
Eating a balanced diet means eating lots of fruits and vegetables. Whole grains, good protein, and drink lots of water. Some studies say diet has an uncertain effect on acne. Other studies say that a diet rich in fish oil and poor in bad fats and carbohydrates to be able to have skin that looks younger and firmer.
3- Exercise daily
Moving increases blood flow to the skin to keep it clear and flush out toxins. The immune system is strengthened when we increase our heartbeat while moving and this helps to quickly heal inflammations of acne-prone skin. Exercise helps reduce stress which has a negative effect on the skin as we can see below.
Exercising regularly has positive effects on the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Cardio reduces toxins and recharges cells with minerals and nutrients. So do yoga with your friends or go running outside, but don’t forget to apply sunscreen!
4- Take care of your skin gently
Your skin will thank you for the products that are chosen especially for it. Obviously, no skin is the same since we are all unique beings, but in the world where our company has created products for everything, be aware that there are products better for your skin than others. Read the ingredients and the effects on the products you want to buy to take care of your outer shell and do not take lightly what you apply to it.
A routine is also essential. Washing daily is part of this routine. However, limit your time underwater since long periods under hot water remove oils from your skin. So if possible, try to take your shower or bath and avoid strong or scented soaps and opt instead for mild cleaners and fragrance-free.
In addition, shaving every day is not good for your skin so go for it once every two, three days and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream and an aftershave lotion too. Use a clean, sharp razor. Always shave in the direction of the hair to avoid ingrown hairs.
5- Moisturize your skin
Hydration should be an integral part of your daily routine. It doesn’t matter your skin type; dry, oily, acne-prone or mixed, hydration of your skin is very important. Properly hydrating skin helps prevent dry, flaky skin and your integumentary cells will look their best. Hydration can also help prevent the formation of wrinkles or fine lines.
Hydrating allows the skin to protect itself from external aggressions such as pollution, the sun, hot, cold, wind, heated houses or anything that mother nature can offer us as a meteorological cocktail. If you want a supple, soft, elastic and radiant epidermis, create a hydration routine and your skin can only thank you.
6- Avoid stress
Uncontrolled stress can create acne breakouts since your skin is more sensitive and trigger other skin problems. To promote healthy skin, find tips to manage your stress. Get enough sleep, keep your to-do list, set reasonable limits, and take the time to do the things you enjoy that relax you. The results could be more spectacular than expected.
Sleep has a big impact on the health of our body, but also of our skin. A good night’s sleep is necessary for the rejuvenation of skin cells and tissues. Getting enough sleep will help reduce the creation of wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. For restful sleep, avoid screens like your cell phone or television, computer, and other brain-stimulating activities for about 30 minutes before going to bed. Relaxing music can help get you into a deep sleep.
Lack of sleep affects your skin. If you have less than 7-9 hours of sleep for a long period of time, or if your sleep is still light and not restorative, you may have a dull or rather yellowish complexion. You may also have bags or shadows under your eyes, commonly known as dark circles.
8- Stop smoking
Smoking is bad for our whole body, whether internal or external. As for the skin, smoking depletes oxygen and nutrient levels and damages elastin and collagen, causing the creation of fine lines and wrinkles.
The facial expressions that smokers do while smoking, such as pinching the lips while inhaling and contracting them, and narrowing the eyes to avoid smoke, contributes to the creation of wrinkles.
Smoking increases the risk of epidermoid skin cancer. If you are a smoker, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. You can ask your doctor for advice or treatment to help you quit smoking, and thus help your skin breathe better and prevent skin cancer.
9- Drink water
Water nourishes and hydrates the skin from the inside, helping to keep it soft and supple. Dehydration is known to cause dry, chapped skin. Drinking water also reduces acne and keeps your skin clear.
It is therefore recommended to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. Try it for one to two weeks and see how your skin reacts and looks brighter and more radiant.
10- Exfoliate your skin
Dead skin cells build up on the surface of your epidermis and when you exfoliate, you help remove these dead cells and you will have smoother skin. Several types of exfoliation are available to you. You can use exfoliating sponges, horsehair gloves, loofahs or scrubs and many other products you can find on the market.
Remember, however, that the skin on your face is much more sensitive than the skin on your body, so don’t use the same exfoliate for both. It could damage your face. For an exfoliation, know that the larger the grains, the more abrasive it will be. If you have dry skin, exfoliate daily with a softer exfoliate. Above all, for all skin types, after exfoliation, moisturize your skin.
Hopefully, this article has convinced you to take care of your skin and will have given you good tips for healthy skin. Remember that a well-established routine will help you integrate all the benefits needed for your skin such as sleeping well, avoiding stress, drinking water, eating well, and more.
If you have any questions or other tips for taking good care of your skin, feel free to write a comment or write me a message. Our skin needs us to be informed!
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