It’s common that as we go through our day to day lives, skin is the last thing in our minds. It is also just as common for most people to often ignore taking care of their skin in the midst of all the everyday running. Your lifestyle doesn’t just affect your overall health. It affects your skin’s health, too. Below are some healthy living tips that can help you enjoy smoother skin longer:
- Staying hydrated.
Although one can not entirely state the exact benefits of drinking water when is comes to your skin, but apparently it is really beneficial .Drinking water improves your skin’s elasticity and reduces signs of dryness and roughness, resulting in smoother skin.
- Foods high in antioxidants. Antioxidant-rich foods have a protective effect on the skin. Food such as leafy greens, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, and fatty fish, should form part of your diet. Adding probiotics to your diet may help treat and prevent skin conditions, such as eczema and acne, as well as skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light.
- Exercising. Animal and human have shown that regular aerobic exercise can improve the skin’s composition. It makes the skin’s outer layer thinner and thickens the inner layers — the opposite of what happens as we age. This results in smoother, younger-looking skin.
- Get enough sleep. Beauty sleep really is a thing! Your skin, like the rest of your body, repairs itself during sleep. Increased blood flow and collagen production are just a couple things that occur during sleep and help repair UV damage and reduce sun spots and wrinkles.
- Avoid the sun. UV rays damage your skin cells’ DNA, leading to premature aging, dryness, and a higher risk of skin cancer. Use sunscreen, limit your time in the sun, and wear protective clothing.
- If you can help it, avoid smoking Internal and external exposure to tobacco smoke causes premature skin aging and wrinkles, and a higher risk of skin disorders, including acne and psoriasis. It also impairs your skin’s ability to heal itself. While quitting smoking may be difficult, but a doctor can help craft a cessation plan that’s right for you, so that your skin doesn’t have to pay for it.
- Drink less alcohol.
Alcohol consumption has been linked to skin photodamage, which is damage caused by sunlight. Drinking too much can also cause dehydration, which causes dry skin and premature aging. To reduce the effects of alcohol on your body and skin, drink occasionally but also be mindful of the kind of alcohol you are consuming.
There you have it, don’t punish your skin…be good to it.
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