It can be a huge boost to your self confidence if your skin is glowing and healthy. A beautiful appearance is something that does not happen by osmosis, though. Read on for some ideas on how to put together a skin care regime that works for you.
Eat a healthy diet for healthy skin. A diet loaded with healthy foods such as fruit, whole grains, lean proteins and vegetables, will help you and your skin to stay healthy. Research shows that your skin looks younger when you eat a low fat diet, rich in vitamin C.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Sun exposure is the number one cause of aging of the skin, and it’s a shame because it’s so easy to prevent. Slather on the sunscreen as soon as you step out of the shower to help it really soak in, put some more on visible areas on your lunch break, and then again when you get home, in that little half-minute break before you get out of the car to go inside. Make sure to refresh throughout the day, because sunscreen wears off. (If you pick a sunscreen that’s also a moisturizer, that’s another bonus!)
Add flaxseed to your diet in order to prevent flaky, dry patches of skin. Flaxseed oil is wonderful because it hydrates your skin and is easy to add to your diet. You can use flax oil on salads or while baking, mix ground flaxseed tastelessly into your oatmeal or yogurt, or eat the seeds whole for a unique snack.
Use a humidifier in winter to avoid dry skin. When homes and offices have the furnaces going in the cold winter months, the air inside becomes very dry and can suck the moisture right out of your skin. To combat this, use a humidifier in your home when the heater is on to replace lost moisture in the air.
If you have sensitive skin, avoid facial scrubs that feel gritty or grainy; they will only make your skin retreat in pain. Instead, wash with a gentle castile soap (Dr. Bronner’s is a quirky but reliable brand) and pat gently dry after rinsing. Your sensitive skin is very reactive to its environment and needs the gentlest of treatment. Using grainy scrubs, or especially any products containing AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) will further aggravate your skin’s sensitivity, creating redness and irritation.
If you have terribly dry skin, you should make sure that your invest in a moisturizing cream rather than a moisturizing lotion. Lotions take longer to be absorbed into your skin, making them less effective that moisturizing creams. Keep your body moisturized the right way with creams rather than lotions.
If you want a healthy glow to your skin, eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamin C, which is beneficial in building up your skin’s collagen. Eating more fruits and vegetables will improve your skin tone. They will also improve your skin’s circulation, which will give you that coveted healthy glow.
As you know by now, having vibrant skin is highly valued in most societies. For whatever reason, however, many are unsure as to how and where to begin. After reading this article, it should be clear what kind of regimen will work for your skin.