Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It goes without saying that it’s important to keep it looking and feeling as healthy as possible. After all, our skin is one of the first things that people notice about us, and it can say a lot about us. You would be surprised how sensitive your skin is to your lifestyle, your state of mind, and your environment.
But taking good care of your skin isn’t easy, and when you get into a rut of suffering from dry skin and spots, it can be hard to climb out. With that in mind, here are five helpful tips for those looking to achieve healthier skin, which won’t cost you a fortune or take up too much valuable time:
Eat a Healthy Balanced Diet
If you want great looking skin, it’s always best to eat a healthy and nutritious diet. It has been said in the past that eating a bar of chocolate will result in the appearance of spots the next day. While many experts now say that there is no evidence to support this theory, it is true that consuming greasy foods fried in fat and oil will tell on your skin & potentially lead to blocked pores and spots. So, try to eat a range of foods rich in vitamins and nutrients, to give your skin the best chance. Leafy greens such as kale and spinach are great sources of vitamins and fibre, while fish such as salmon are great for omega3 oils which are good for your skin too.
If you want nice skin, look after it. Wash it with a cleanser or exfoliator in the morning, and wash it again before you go to bed, and you’re helping your skin out enormously. Use a product which is low on chemicals but rich in natural ingredients.
Don’t stay in the Sun for too long
When you’re on holiday, you’ll no doubt want to make the most out of the rays and get a great tan. But make sure you do it in moderation. And you should most definitely use a protective product which is going to provide adequate cover.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
Experts say you should drink around eight glasses per day for a number of reasons,including better kidney and digestive function, and obviously avoiding dehydration. But drinking water is essential for your skin too. Water plays a vital role in transporting oxygen and nutrients to your skin, which needs these to stay looking healthy.
Sometimes we might notice something wrong but we hesitate to seek treatment, because we might not feel as though it’s an important problem or one which is causing us sufficient discomfort. But if you notice anything amiss with your skin, or find yourself suffering from chronic acne in one particular area and can’t work out why, then your doctor may be able to help you by suggesting a suitable treatment or skincare product.
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