It’s time to adjust your skin care regime summer is almost upon us and it’s time to look your best. Forget extreme diets, eat healthy whole foods and the improvement will be noticed immediately. When you eat and exercise your skin glows and so do your insides.
Having a healthy diet affects your skin and helps it to remain healthy as well. Fruits vegetables, whole grains, fish and non-fatty meats are the best. Studies have shown that there is a link between diet and clear healthy skin. Drink plenty of water or non-sugar drinks, eliminate unhealthy fats and make sure you eat the right balance vitamins and minerals will keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.
Protect your skin from the sun. Prolonged exposure to the sun can enhance skin aging and cause wrinkles and dryness. Sun screen should be applied when exposed to the sun and it is recommended for thorough protection a minimum of 30 SPF-UBV, which blocks %97 of the harmful rays.
It’s tempting when the weather gets hot to shower more frequently, but if your water is hard it can cause dryness. Even soaps that claim to have moisturizer can cause your skin to dry out by washing away your natural protective skin oils, so it’s important to use the most natural soaps with olive oil and shea butter and aim not to use the ones with drying chemicals. Apply moisturizer after the shower. Use moisturizers that are labeled noncomedogenic or non-occlusive to reduce clogging your facial pores. When using facial moisturizer it’s always best to consult with a dermatologist to get the one that matches your skin type and if you have acne won’t aggravate it and cause fewer breakouts.
Removing makeup with the wrong remover can also cause dryness. Buy one that is alcohol free or use a mild soap or cream to remove makeup.
Do you smoke? Now is the time to quit. Smoking is not only bad for your health and causes emphysema, but it also narrows the blood vessels and reduces blood flow and the amount of oxygen and nutrients that keep the skin healthy. It damages elastin fibers and collagen which keeps your skin looking healthy and helps stave off wrinkles.
Your skin is a reflection of your health, so stay healthy, eat well, exercise, moisturize, use sunscreens and avoid smoking. Enjoy the weather as it warms up!