Maintaining Healthy Skin

Perhaps not everyone will really admit it but deep inside we all want healthy, glowing skin. When a person has healthy skin, that person will look young and yes, attractive. But maintaining healthy skin is not always easy.

Sometimes our bad habits get in the way. Sometimes we fail to even take the basic steps to nurture our skin. Sometimes the kind of skin type we have makes it a challenge to maintain it well. And then our skin can battle against allergy, infection, pimples and blackheads. We then have to find means to free our skin from these. How does one stay allergy-free or pimple and blackhead-free? Thankfully, the internet can be our ally in finding resources to stay free and be relieved from these skin problems. There are helpful articles like the one here http://motivational-tips.com/beauty/how-to-get-rid-of-blackheads-around-lips/ that could help you and me get rid of blackheads from around our lips.

Less we forget, here are the basic things we can do to take better care of our skin:

Eat well. In other words, eat healthy. The reality is we do become what we eat. What we eat affects our health and yes, our skin. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are our best friends in keeping our skin healthy. Let’s not also forget to drink well – to drink plenty of water to keep our skin hydrated.

Say no to smoking. You really should. It is best to do so not just for your skin but for your overall health. Smoking causes damage to collagen and elastin. These fibers are responsible in giving your skin strength and and elasticity. Smoking makes your skin paler and can give you more wrinkles. Be warned as well that smoking can increase your risk of skin cancer. So really, please stop smoking if you are a smoker. But if you find it hard to stop, ask help from your doctor. You can beat smoking and be a healthier version of yourself.

Get serious in protecting your skin from the sun. According to Mayo Clinic: “A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.” We need then to really make the effort to protect our skin from too much sun exposure. Use sunscreen whenever you will be exposed under the sun (SPF 15 or higher) an re-apply after every 2 hours. Stay away from sun exposure from 10 am to 4 pm.

Be careful in using skin products. Just because some skin products work well on your friend or a famous actress/model, don’t assume it is also good for you. Don’t be careless in just using any cream, lotion or facial wash on your skin. Make sure that your skin has no negative reaction to it.  Find out if these products are approved by the food and drug authority in your country.

Get enough sleep and rest. Sleeping well and taking the time to rest is good for your skin. Well, in fact, it is good for your overall health. Make  sure that you know how to manage stress. A stress-filled life can equal to skin problems including acne. Taking the time to rest and relax means a healthier you and yes, healthier skin.

While beauty should not only be skin-deep, it is still for our benefit to take better care of the only skin that we have in this lifetime.

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