Skin care is often overlooked, and as we age the lack of skin care we showed during our youth presents itself. Don’t be amongst those who have to regret not caring for your skin when you get older. Read this article and it will give you some good ideas on how to take care of your skin.
To keep your skin healthy it is very important to drink plenty of water. Doing so can help your body flush out the toxins that can clog up your pores and cause skin imperfections and acne. Drinking the recommended amount of water (approximately 8 glasses a day) is sufficient for skin care.
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.
Eat more antioxidant-rich foods to help your skin. Antioxidant-rich foods help to protect the skin. Some great foods that will help your skin are orange and yellow fruits such as carrots and apricots. Other excellent choices are blueberries, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, tomatoes, peas, beans. Try to get some EFA-rich fish and nuts regularly too.
One great thing you can do to clear up your skin, is to get out in the sun. If you go outside, the sunlight will give your skin the vitamin D that it needs. It will also allow your skin to get fresh oxygen. Don’t stay out in the sun too long though or you will burn your skin cells.
Avoid taking long, very hot baths or showers. The intense heat from the hot water and the prolonged exposure to water breaks down the lipid barriers in your skin leading to moisture loss and dry, cracked skin. Lukewarm baths with added essential oils or short showers are much healthier options for your skin.
To save your skin, try spray tanning as opposed to tanning beds or tanning in the sun. A deep glow can be achieved through a spray tan, it is non-committal and not damaging to your skin as traditional tanning methods can be. Spray tanning is cost effective and it is easy to find someone to spray tan as it is a rising trend in skin care.
As your skin gets older it starts to lose its elasticity. Astringents and toners, do a great job of firming up your face and shrinking pores. This is especially important for men, who naturally have larger pores and are more affected by environmental pollutants. Check your astringents and toners for glycolic or alpha hydroxy acids, as these work best.
Skin care is actually really simple, and none of the aforementioned tips really take that long at all. In fact it takes longer to destroy your skin by things like sitting in tanning beds! If you are worried about looking good when you get older then follow this advice, and you will be well on your way.