A man is as young as he feels, a awoman as young as she looks…
Those words are very true ladies. I hate to say it but no matter how you feel inside, if you don’t look the part, young at heart doesn’t matter. Nothing defines your age more than your skin. Once your skin has begun to show the signs of age it can be very difficult to make it look young again. So you should know by now skin health is important and if you are 25+ this should concern you.
There are several ways to get healthy skin. Here are 10 skin treatment tips. I did my research and put them together for you so that you can start your regimen and be on your way to having healthy, young, and vibrant skin.
1. Get Enough Sleep–hence the term “beauty sleep”. Chronic lack of sleep can cause skin damage. While we sleep, our skin is being renewed and restored. The ill-effects of lack of sleep are most evident on the skin beneath our eyes. Many people use the very popular cucumber slice over the eyes as an easy way to cure bags under the eyes and dark circles, but prevention is better than cure.
2. Drinking Plenty of Water-one way to keep your skin healthy is to keep it hydrated from within. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water per day helps keep our skin healthy and glowing. It helps in the reduction of wrinkling, and aids in our ability to flush fat, toxins, and any other unwanted or foreign substance from our bodies.
3. Smoking-besides causing lung cancer, yellow teeth, lack of stamina, and bad breath, did you know smoking also causes your skin to age prematurely. Please see how smoking affects your skin here. So there! you have one more reason to quit.
4. Exfoliating Skin-it’s important to exfoliate the dead cells from your skin on a regular basis to keep your skin glowing. If you don’t exfoliate your skin it will not benefit from the creams and moisturizers you apply to it. Using sea salt on your skin with a bit of water, regular face scrubs, loofah sponges and pumice stones will work as good exfoliants. Regular soap is a no no, it dries out your skin.
5. Cleanse and Moisturize-wash your face in the morning and at nights. A very basic, neutral pH facial cleanser is fine for this purpose. You can deep cleanse with astringent once or twice a week. Always dry by patting your face, never wipe. Use a moisturizer (non-alcohol base) to prevent your skin from absorbing environmental pollutants. Check for Vitamin A, C and E, it helps your skin stay elastic and healthy looking. Use a moisturizer all over the body each time you bathe or shower, morning or night. Body oil applied to slightly wet skin seals in moisture and keep your skin from drying out.
6.Applying Makeup-many women tend to stretch the skin under or over their eyes when they are are applying their eyeliner. This undoubtedly leads to fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area sooner than later. Do not stretch the skin, try to gain the skill of applying eyeliner without touching the eye. Always remove makeup before you go to bed at night and cleanse your face so that you do not leave any residue behind to clog pores. Also clean your cosmetic tools regularly to avoid skin irritation and try to use mineral makeup products, it allows the skin to get more oxygen.
7. Protect your skin in the Winter and Summer–both the cold and the sun can damage your skin. If you do not want your skin to sag, discolor or wrinkle, protect your skin from exposure to too much ultra violet rays or gusty wind, they will be quite harmful over the years. Meaning if you are out in the sun or cold for over an hour you need to apply sunscreen, SPF-15 is usually good for the face (the higher you go in SPF the more toxic it will be for your face). Use a heavier moisturizer cream in the winter to protect your skin from drying out.
8. Exercise regularly-your skin needs plenty of oxygen to stay healthy. Regular physical exercise improves blood circulation in the skin and its oxygenation. This will leave your whole body and skin looking and feeling great. You can also use the best pre workout for women to get better results.
9. Eat foods rich in antioxidants-what we eat daily plays a significant role in the health of our skin as well, to counter the effect of free radicals on the health of the skin, you have to eat foods like whole grains, apricots, wheat germ, berries, nuts, fish, citrus fruits, cabbage, spinach, carrots, green peppers, green tea and so on. Ensure that the foods also contain vitamins E and C.
10. Get Stress Reduction-skin conditions such as acne appear on many people who are stressed out, and chronic skin conditions tend to worsen when stressed. Keep in mind that too much stress can affect your overall health as well as your complexion. Look for things that cause you stress and start eliminating them one at a time. Think about people who live in stressful conditions for a long period of time then think about how they look…I bet you they never look their age. Get serious about stress reduction now!