When practiced on a daily basis, these tips can help you start on the road to naturally, beautiful skin. Your damaged cells will start to renew and restore and you’ll see a visible difference in a short time period.
When you smoke cigarettes, you decrease blood flow to the skin take away crucial nutrients and oxygen. You are literally robbing your skin of it’s ability to prevent anti-aging. Smoking also destroys the skin’s strength and elasticity, because it breaks down collagen and elastin.
Eat for Beautiful Skin
You can create beautiful skin from the inside out just by eating well! Make sure every day, you are eating a rainbow of fresh fruits and veggies, plus whole grains, enzymes, and lean proteins. See our “Fabulous Skin Foods” section for more suggestions.
Cleanse With Care
Your skin thrives in a condition where its natural oils are present. If you bathe for long periods of time in overly hot water, you can strip your skin of these precious oils. Instead, take shorter showers in warm water and end with a cold rinse. Also cleanse with a soap that has PH Balance close to your skin.
Relax and Distress
If you are continually stressed out, your skin will be too! Don’t self-medicate with caffeine, alcohol and sugar to combat stress, you’ll be making matters worse and dehydrating your system. Instead, find positive, healthy ways to combat your stress for a clear complexion. Taking naps; getting regular facials treatments; bringing blood to the tissues through cardio exercise and weight lifting; massage; breathing exercises; and meditation will all help to control your daily stress.
Protect Yourself in The Sun
It is imperative that you protect your skin from the sun on a continual basis, because repeated sun exposure can cause skin cancer, wrinkles, age spots. Make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen when you are in the sun and that it has an SPF of at least 15; put it on every hour, or more if you are exercising or in the pool. The sun is the strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so try to keep children out of the sun during these times. Also, wear, light-colored, thin fabrics like linen or cotton, a large hat, and sunglasses!