Aug 07

Lessons Learned from Years with Resources

Skin Care 101: Tips for a Smoother and Glowing Skin

Our skin serves as our protection against harmful microorganisms and environmental drafts, so it is important to take good care of it. Everyday our skin is exposed to various problems such as dryness, acne outbreaks, and other skin problems due to environmental factors like stress, pollution and exposure to toxic chemicals. What is the best way to take good care of our skin? Our genes play a huge factor in the quality of our skin, but we should take healthy steps such as proper diet, reducing stress levels, exercise, and proper use of skin products in order to achieve a glowing and healthy skin. Let us discuss some ways to take good care your skin.

When it comes to your diet, remember that fruits and vegetables are no just good for your overall health but also to your skin. It is good eating kiwi, pomegranate, peach, papaya, lemon, berries, apples and banana. Eating kiwi and pomegranate ensures a clear, beautiful and healthy skin. As we all probably know, papaya is a great exfoliant. To help the skin retain strength and moisture especially for dry skin, fatty fish such as tuna, salmon and trout are high in mega-3 fatty acids for a moisturized skin. Consume sweet potato, avocado, oysters, olive oil, oysters, cucumbers and nuts which are rich in vitamin E. For a moisturized and tone skin, try eating avocado, sweet potato, olive oil, oysters, cucumbers and nuts which are rich in vitamin E. Take note that dairy products are not good for the skin. There are foods that can trigger inflammation and hormonal fluctuations such as soda, processed breakfast cereals, white bread, white rice, pretzels, cookies, potato chips and other junk food and high glycemic or high in sugar containing foods. Potassium, sodium, vitamin E and vitamin D are the most important nutrients to prevent skin dryness and these nutrients can be found in potatoes, squash, tomatoes, pickles, olives, cereals, corn, sunflower oil, carrots, oats and wheat germ.

Cortisol is a stress hormone that is produced when we are stressed, and this hormone makes your skin oilier, thus increasing the likelihood of having acne breakouts. Learn to manage your stress by researching on good breathing exercises you can apply when you are stressed, having a more positive attitude, contacting an expert if you have tough personal issues and problems, or take a vacation. Sleep is way our bodies regain energy and strength, and it is also a good time for our skin to repair itself from the sun’s damage, toxic invaders and other problems it experienced from a long day of work. Sleep deprivation can cause your body a great deal of extra strain, with the increased production of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. Skin products with SPF factor helps in protecting your skin against too much sun damage.