Your skin is a bellwether to your all around health. If you’re not healthy, it will likely be reflected in your complexion. But that doesn’t mean you need to neglect your skin even if you’re feeling fine. In the following paragraphs, we cover a wide range of skin-care topics.
Do Eat correctly
A good diet is, unsurprisingly, associated with a healthy skin. Having a minimum of five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables goes quite a distance in helping skin to repair and naitself. Foods full of Vitamin A and C, for example carrots, tomatoes, dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, apples, oranges, berries , Kiwi all help. There’s also a link between a healthy digestive system and healthy skin. Constipation can result in bad skin and spots so lots of fibre for a regular bowel habit is important.
A regular exercise routine helps the skin. When we exercise the blood circulation to the skin increases and offers the necessary nutrients to the skin. It may also help to clear out waste through sweat, opens our pores and clears out impurities. Because this also helps the brain to release endorphins that raise your mood, there is a double help to exercise.
Do Drink Water
Dehydration can thin and stress your skin. Drinking plenty of fluids, particularly water, keeps the skin young and pliable. Dehydrated skin soon looses elasticity and may become damaged, leading to wrinkles.
Do wear Sunglasses
Bright light causes us to be squint and frown, resulting in permanent lines around the eyes. Not wearing prescription glasses when you really need to, leads to eye strain and crow’s feet.
Do Get enough rest
No wonder we call it a beauty sleep. A properly rested body means a wholesome skin, especially our skin. Lack of sleep has an adverse effect on overall energy. This leads to stress, tired skin and poor circulation.
Don’t Binge Drink
Alcohol dehydrates as well as opens up your blood vessels. Drinking excessive amounts can result in loss of fluid from the body and may permanently open our pores and arteries. This can over the long run, result in liver ‘spots’ broken capillaries and scare tissue from toxicity of alcohol coming through our pores. Sensible drinking is definitely better.
Smoking is comparable to persistent sun exposure when it comes to scare tissue. Heavy smokers develop permanent lines. Even passive smoking results in persistent exposure to the toxins within the smoke and causes skin problems. Long-term smokers also suffer from narrowing of arteries leading to poor wound healing and thinner skin because of lack of nutrients.