Free Tips for a Healthy and Glowing Skin
We all want glowing and healthy skins that does not empty our purse or wallet and take up all of our cash.
Let’s talk about healthy/glowing skin
Healthy/Glowing skin is a mirror of a healthy body, your skin protects you from bacteria, dirt, and other foreign objects. It also plays an important role in regulating your body’s fluids and temperature. A glowing/healthy skin is smooth, with no breaks on the surface.
The importance of a glowing skin
The skin is the ultimate multitasker of the body and the first line of defense so keeping it healthy is very important to our health. Once the barrier between the internal organs and the environment is gone, all sorts of sickness causing microbes can come in and we don’t want that for you
- A glowing skin protects the body from damage to the bones, muscles, and internal organs.
- Healthy skin protects the body against germs.
- It keeps fluids inside the body to prevent dehydration.
- Healthy skin keeps moisture in and irritants out.
Habits that are unhealthy for the skin
There are some simple things that we indulge in that we do take for granted which spoil our chances of healthy skin. Here are some habits you need to stop if you want healthy skin.
- Smoking: Studies have shown that smoking not only affects your lungs but also makes your skin age quickly and look saggy.
- Alcohol: Alcohol dehydrates the skin leaving it in need of moisture. It also makes it prone to wrinkles and dryness.
- Lack of Sleep: When you sleep, your body naturally repairs the skin and increases blood flow.
- Stress: When you are stressed out, it can cause blemishes, dullness, and stress lines on your skin especially the face.
- Too much sugar: The skin needs collagen and elastin for fullness and elasticity. Too much sugar hurts these two and speeds up your aging process.
Healthy Habits for the Skin
Here are seven healthy habits that will give your skin that healthy, glowing and young look you have always wanted. It’s never too late to adopt these new habits.
- Eating healthy food: Eat with your skin in mind. You don’t need all those expensive products if you cannot afford them. Eat fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C.
- Drink water: Water does not only satiate but also keeps your skin properly hydrated. Water plays a critical role in maintaining physiological balance.
- Sleep: Your cells regenerate when you are asleep. Not having enough sleep or interrupting this process results in visible signs of aging skin.
- Moisturize: Moisturize daily. Your skin needs water. Water helps to maintain the balance in the body’s temperature.
- Exercise: Exercise helps in better blood circulation. This aids nutrients in the blood to be delivered to your skin cells which in turn makes your skin well-nourished.
- Use DIY’s (do it yourself): I am a fan of DIY’s because they cost little to nothing. You either use things you have at home or things you can find in the environment. It could be something that would cost you very few bucks. A good example of a DIY is aloe vera or honey.
- Wash your face: Throughout the day, the skin is exposed to sun, dust, and all sorts of dirt. Before going to bed, it is important to wash your face. In the process of washing your face, you clear your pores and fill them with moisture (water).
Healthy/Glowing Skin Maintenance
This is for people who already have healthy skin. It doesn’t just stop at achieving that glowing skin. It also continues with maintaining it, i.e. to ensure that you don’t go back to square one. Here are a few proven and natural ways to maintain healthy skin.
- Reduce sun damage: Sun takes up all the moisture in your skin leaving it dry and scaly. To treat sun damage on the skin, you can use face lotion to restore the moisture or you can use sunscreen to prevent the damage.
- Avoid dry skin: If you have dry skin, drink lots and lots of water. Do not overdrink because it could be dangerous to your body.
- Exfoliate: Exfoliation dissolves dead skin cells on the surface and gives you glowing skin because removing those dead skin cells helps to give you smooth skin texture, increases the absorption rate of moisture and brightens your complexion.
- Reduce intake of processed food: This affects your overall gut health. Once your gut is not healthy, it can cause skin problems for you. That acne or eczema may be a result of your unhealthy gut.
- Add healthy fats to your diet: Not all fats are unhealthy. For example, nuts, flaxseed, and avocados contain healthy fats which can help to replenish your body’s ability to make healthy and strong cell membranes. Not eating adequate healthy fats can cause the skin to be dry.
- Eat foods rich in antioxidants: Fruits and vegetables are considered the best sources of antioxidants. Some of these foods you need to start eating include blueberries, spinach, and dark chocolate.
- Don’t touch it: After you have applied a product to your face or you just washed your face, don’t be tempted to touch or pick it. Your (very likely) dirty hands worsen the problem and may lead to infections and scars.
Tips and Tricks on Maintaining Glowing Skin with a Low Budget
We all want glowing skins but most of us don’t have the money it requires to own a proper and full skincare routine. Here are tips I have found useful that cost nothing.
- Wash your hands often.
- Wash your face towel after every use.
- Use home remedies.
- Practice facial massages.
- Avoid strong soaps.
- Limit warm water bath time.
- Quit smoking.
That’s the end of today’s talk on healthy skin maintenance. I hope you have learned one or two things from this post.
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