For many years now, men and women the world over have graced the covers of health, beauty, and home magazines with flawless, glowing, and absolutely gorgeous skin all with the aim of promoting proper skin health and care.
The only problem is that most of these pictorial attempts at flawless skin have been heavily airbrushed and glossed over till they look just right. With these guidelines for glowing skin, you will be able to pull off that flawless look entirely on your own!
Top 5 Tips For Great Looking Skin
Drink lots of water!
Water has healing powers that cleanse your body of toxins and waste products and help your skin to stay glowingly hydrated. It should be drunk at any and all times of the day, and not reserved only for when you are dehydrated. Drinking a healthy amount of water, as shown by recent studies, has been found to reduce the risk colon cancer by 45%, the risk of bladder cancer by 50%, and even breast cancer. Carry water with you. Keep a bottle handy in your car, a glass of water on your desk, and a jug of water on the dining table at all times. Encourage yourself to drink more because doing so, for fact, will help your skin to glow.
Maintain a proper balance of sunlight.
Too much sun and tanning is not good for your skin and causes deadly forms of skin cancer, but on the other hand a lack of Vitamin D and sunshine can also cause cancer. Tough luck!
Avoid the hottest hours of the day. The trick with sunlight is that you want the Vitamin D, but you don’t want to get burned. The hottest hours of the day are usually between 10am and 4pm. Spending about 15 minutes in the sunshine during this time without any sunblock will help to give your body the Vitamin D that it needs.
However, if you are going to be in the sunny outdoors for longer than this, than wear protective clothing and sunscreen, because you don’t want to end up with skin that looks used, leathery, and tough.
Eat skin friendly foods.
Nuts and fish both contain special oils that are great for cleansing your skin and your body.
Almonds in particular have loads of calcium and magnesium that protect your body from any adverse affects of the environment.
Salmon contains Omega-3 that helps enrich your body with zinc to help your hair be shiny, your nails and teeth to be strong, and your skin to glow.
Soy milk is also a winning product in the field of skin food delicacies. Antioxidant foods, especially fruits and vegetables, help to fight free radicals that contribute to your skin ageing. Eat foods high in Vitamin C and E to protect your skin from the sun’s damage, Vitamin A for the repairing of skin tissue, and green tea for protection against harmful oxidative stress.
Take some exercise!
Exercising not only does wonders for your figure, but also for your face. The sweat that you work up when exercising helps flush out toxins and clean out the pores of your skin, thus minimising pimple and acne problems. Exercising helps to increase the oxygen and blood flow to your skin and give your complexion that beautiful and natural glow. It helps your body to produce natural oils in your skin that keep it looking young, supple, and healthy. Be sure to take a bath and wash your skin thoroughly after exercising to expel bacterial and fungal infections that results from clogged pores.
Choose your skin care products carefully.
Find skin care products that work for you. When it comes to Spot Treatment, don’t go for the latest billboard product, just because headlines say it rocks. Find the Acne Cream and Spot Treatment products that go with your unique skin type and stick with what you know works.
Everyone’s skin is different. Skin care, Acne Cream, and Spot Treatment should be a part of your daily routine, but first identify your skin type so that you won’t have to waste time purchasing products that don’t work. The aim of any skin care product should be to keep your skin glowing, looking clear, young, and as healthy as possible.
Author Bio: Christine is a dietician counsellor and writer. She has written many articles, blogs, and posts on the subject of natural healing, natural diet, Acne, and Spot Treatment. Presently living in London with her husband and three children, Christine holds the firm belief that “nature works best” and holds conferences, discussion groups, and counsels on the subject of nutrients and diet.