Healthier You, Healthier Skin
Reaching the peak of glowing, healthier skin seems like a never ending climb. Don’t give up! There are shortcuts to the top. To give yourself and your wallet a break from expensive skin care, here are some simple at-home skin repair techniques.
Tip 1: Be Gentle
Exfoliating may be satisfying, but too much of it could result in unhappy skin. Remember, moderation is key, including when it comes to skin care solutions. Even something as simple as staying in the bathtub for an extra 15 minutes can have harmful effects on your skin. Bathing with too hot of water can strip the natural oils from your skin, even if you have oily skin to begin with. You should also be careful when shaving and always use shaving cream to avoid irritation. Lastly, when you are done bathing, use a soft towel to pat dry. These are just a few examples of everyday gentle skin care.
Tip 2: Use natural ingredient based Sunscreen but don’t skip out on the vitamin D 100%
One of the easiest and most important ways to protect your skin is to use natural ingredient based sunscreen. Your skin is the largest organ on your body and protecting it from the sun is vital, however, it is just as vital to know what you are putting on your skin. Top brand sunscreens often contain harsh chemicals that enter your bloodstream upon application and effect your body negatively. Make sure you are using clean, natural ingredient sun lotions. Furthermore, in UVA and UVB rays, your skin is susceptible to age spots, wrinkles at an earlier age, and increase the risk of skin cancer. So apply that sunscreen!
Although these risks are all too real, remember that your body needs vitamin D for many reasons. Exposing your skin to vitamin D for 20 minutes allows your body to adapt, gaining a natural defense against UVA and UVB rays. If you are constantly covered by sunscreen, your skin loses this natural defense. This means, without adapting to the sun, the next time you are caught without sunscreen in the sun light, you are more susceptible to skin damage. Know your skin and understand how it reacts to the sun, then adjust as necessary for your personal sun protection methods.
Tip 3: Eat a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet can do wonders, not only for your body and mind, but it will also make your skin look great too. Eating a lot of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein will help balance your skin out. Research also shows that Vitamin C is beneficial when trying to secure healthier skin.
Everyone strives for perfect skin but don’t stress! There are habits you can form that will allow your skin to adjust to a natural healthy rhythm. Take care of yourself overall and your skin will show it.