If you want beautiful skin, you’re like most people—both male and female. Each person is unique with specific needs. However, there are some general rules that will you in your efforts of keeping your skin beautiful no matter what the season. It starts with recognizing the obvious, whether your skin is oily or dry. Even if your skin is oily, winter months in colder areas can cause surface drying. That means heavier moisturizers and attention to exfoliating. While you should exfoliate all through the years, it’s especially important when the air is dry, which causes dead skin cells to accumulate.
Eat healthier for beautiful skin.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that if a poor diet negatively affects other organs, like the heart, it affects the skin, too. There’s been a known link between dull skin and acne breakouts and certain foods. Diets high in sugar, processed foods and even dairy has been linked to problem skin. However, focusing on what helps build healthier skin is easier than listing all the things that aren’t. Fatty fish like salmon, avocados, walnuts, seeds and fresh vegetables are particularly good for the skin. Salmon, walnuts, seeds, avocados are high in healthy fat, which the skin requires to remain moist, supple and healthy. Salmon and walnuts are particularly high in Omega-3 fatty acids that can help prevent inflammation.
Go to the gym or workout at home.
Sweating away skin problems and working out toward healthy skin is a good way to ensure your appearance. First, exercise boosts circulation. That send nutrients and oxygen to all cells, especially skin cells. It helps remove waste and flush out the toxins, sending them to the liver for neutralizing. It reduces stress, which can help with problems like eczema and acne. Stress hormones have a negative effect on sebaceous glands that can cause oily skin.
Drink plenty of water.
There’s a lot of debate on whether water will help your skin, but everyone agrees that it certainly won’t hurt it and your body needs to stay hydrated. While people have reported that it helped acne and if their skin was dry, gave it more of a glow, one thing is certain, it will help rid your body of toxins. That’s bound to help your skin look better. Check it out for yourself by increasing your water intake to at least 8 glasses a day and see what it does for your skin in two or three years.
- Make sure you keep your skin clean. You touch a lot of germs each day and then touch your skin. To make matters worse, you probably put a germ covered phone next to your face. Use toner after you was and then slather on cream in the winter.
- Don’t forget sunscreen. You do need the benefits of vitamin D from sun, but also need to ensure you don’t get too much exposure. Healthy exposure is important, but use common sense and adjust the SPF level to your skin and level of tan.
- Learn to relax. Stress can cause skin to break out or break down faster, making you look older than you should.
- Long hot showers are helping you. They may feel seriously delicious, but hot water can strip away the oils that protect the body after a time. Make the water a bit cooler (warm not hot) and shorten the time.