A person’s skin is one of the first things people notice. There’s no hiding your face, it is always in the front line. Because of the attention showered on your face everyday it makes sense to put some special effort into keeping your skin looking great.
What many people don’t know is that what you eat and even your dieting behaviours can affect your skin. Lets have a look at the best ways to keep your skin clear and looking healthy
Your face is exposed to the elements 24/7. There are no clothes to protect it from pollution, the sun, the wind, the rain - your face cops it all on the chin (pardon the pun).
With that in mind lets take a look at some of the ways you can keep your skin looking great. Great skin gives you confidence and keeps you looking young.
Good hydration is the answer to many, many, many problems and skin care is no exception.
Try to drink at least 1.5 litres of water throughout the day. Fill up a 1.5 litre bottle so you know exactly how much you’ve had (this is much easier than trying to count the glasses).
Water acts as a natural detox flushing out all the impurities from your body and your skin. Drinking lots of water can also pump up aging, sagging skin and keeps your lips from drying out and chapping.
Make sure you wash your face every night with a gentle cleanser and warm water.
This is especially important if you wear makeup during the day. Think about all the gunk sinking into your pores while you sleep - yuck huh!
Get into a routine. Brush your teeth, wash your face, bed.
Using a toner is a great way to complete your skin care regime for the day but unfortunately a step heaps of people miss.
After cleansing your pores are open and this can attract dust and air particles not to mention dehydration.
Toner works by closing those pores to protect your skin and retain the moisture.
3. Avoid Fad Diets
Yo-yo dieting wreaks havoc on your skin.
Constant weigh gain/weight loss can stretch your skin leaving you with saggy, wrinkled skin prematurely.
Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly to keep your skin firm and healthy.
4. Give Up Cigarettes
Smoking ages a person’s skin and face like nothing else!
I know women who look 10 YEARS older than they are because of all the smoking lines.
Smoking cigarettes stops oxygen from getting to your skin cells and causes wrinkles around the mouth.
5. Use a SPF Moisturiser
Use moisturiser every day to keep your face hydrated and protect it from the sun with SPF 15.
Dermatologists claim that up to 80 PERCENT of skin ageing is due to sun damage.
All major cosmetic companies offer moisturiser with SPF nowadays so there’s no excuse!
So there you have it . . .
Your weight, eating habits and hydration can all influence how good your skin looks.
Considering how much focus your face gets everyday it makes sense to look after it.
Just a few steps each day can keep your skin clear, glowing and prevent ageing.
To read more about the overall benefits of healthy living on ALL aspects of your life read Dr Oz’s book: