4 Ways To Maintain a Healthy Skin
Skin is the body’s largest organ that works as an effective barrier protecting us against the damaging factors of the outside environment.
If you want to have a healthy skin we recommend you eat healthy and take the best care of your skin, offering your body the right amount of nutrients. Avoiding processed foods, stress, and toxins are all ways that can help your skin prevent or reverse aging. Getting enough sleep and regular exercise can also help you maintain a healthy glow. Bellow we have explained some of the things you can do in order to properly nourish your skin and maintain its health and glow:
1. Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water helps your skin and your entire body stay hydrated. Keep in mind that even a slight dehydration will cause your body to not function at an optimal level. Therefore, once you get dehydrated, your body will start to feel it, possibly causing it to look dull, flaky, saggy, or loose.
2. Eat healthy and balanced: Eating healthy means to eat foods rich in antioxidants so you can help your body fight disease and inflammation. Antioxidants can help your skin texture and protect against sun damage, and improve wrinkles as well as skin thickness. We recommend you vary your diet and eat foods rich in antioxidants such as dark chocolate, green tea, nuts and seeds, mangoes, and tomatoes.
3. Sunscreen protection: It is true that exposing your skin to sunlight helps produce vitamin D which is beneficial, but like everything in excess, too much sun exposure will damage the skin. That is why it is recommended that you use high SPF when exposing yourself to the sun for longer periods of time, especially if you have light skin. Or, of course, if possible, limit sun exposure as much as you can.
4. Don’t smoke: In case you are a smoker the best advice is to quit smoking. Smoking contributes to wrinkles and skin aging by narrowing the blood vessels in the outer layer of the skin, decreasing blood flow, and depleting your skin of oxygen and nutrients important to its health. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin, plus, the pursing of the lips and squinting of the eyes when smoking can contribute to getting wrinkles over time.