December 4, 2017

Healthy Habits for Beautiful Skin

From sleeping in your make-up and drinking too much alcohol, to over-exfoliating and skimping on your sleep, your lifestyle could be impacting on your skin in many negative ways. If you want to be kind to your skin and ensure it remains looking at its best throughout your lifetime, follow these tips.

Block out the sun

Although you may prefer the way you look with a nice tan, having a healthy glow to your skin turns out to be anything but. Not only can over-exposure to the sun – or to tanning beds –  lead to skin cancer, it also promotes premature aging. Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen is essential all year round but especially if you travel somewhere on holiday where you’ll be exposed to a lot more rays than you are back at home.

Worryingly, recent consumer reports have shown that not all sunscreens are created equal and many are far less effective than they claim to be. For this reason, it’s best to conduct your own research before you buy to ensure you find one that truly provides the level of protection you desire. Don’t forget to apply the cream to your neck and the top of your ears – these areas are exposed to the sun just as much as your face but are easily overlooked.

Clear the smoke

Smoking has been linked to early aging and an increase in the number of visible wrinkles on your face. It can also create a yellowish tint to your skin. If you’re having a hard time giving up or even cutting down on your tobacco consumption, consider making the switch to vaping. With only a fraction of the number of chemicals found in regular cigarettes, vaping is an alternative with far less impact on your skin as well as the rest of your overall health.

Another advantage of vaping is that you have far more choice of the type of device you want to carry with you, along with more choice when it comes to the strength and flavor of your vaping liquid. Search out the various varieties online and when you find a vape juice review you like the sound of, you can place an order with just a few clicks.

Spot the difference

If your skin in prone to breaking out in spots, your diet could be to blame. Although not all studies support the idea that there is a link between acne, foods high on the glycemic index and the levels of insulin in your body, many people find that cutting down on refined sugar and replacing snack food with fruit, fresh vegetables and foods rich in Omega-3 benefits their skin. Similarly, though not all studies show a link between dairy products and spots, there is a theory that milk might promote acne by causing excess production of sebum.

Foods believed to be beneficial to the health of your skin include tomatoes, kale, spinach and arugula. Don’t neglect the rest of your diet though. Keep everything in balance to ensure you are getting the right proportion of carbohydrates and proteins to ensure all round health. Dark chocolate has also been found to contain substances that promote good skin health. You should also be drinking lots of water to ensure you are fully hydrated and get plenty of exercise as the increased blood flow is also beneficial to your skin.

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