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Skin Care 101: Tips for a Glowing and Smoother 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. So how to we take care of our skin? Heredity plays a major role in the quality of our skin, but we should still take some healthy steps like having a good diet, keeping stress levels down, proper exercise, and appropriate use of skin products to attain 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. Achieve a moisturize and toned skin by also consuming avocado, sweet potato, olive oil, oysters, cucumbers and nuts which are rich in vitamin E. Dairy products doesn’t do any good with your skin complexion. Foods that can trigger inflammation and hormonal fluctuations include processed breakfast cereals, white bread, white rice, pretzels, cookies, potato chips and other 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.

When you are stressed, the body produce more cortisol which is a stress hormone, and this can make your skin oilier, decreasing your skin’s ability to fight bacteria causing acne, so it is best to reduce your sources of stress in order to decrease your body’s cortisol production. It is essential to teach yourself some important stress management such as learning breathing exercises, being optimistic, consulting an expert as needed and researching on other forms of stress reliever. Another simple way to achieve a healthy and glowing skin is getting a good night’s sleep because this is how our bodies regain energy and strength, and the best time for the skin to repair itself from stress and damage. Cortisol and adrenaline production are increased because of sleep deprivation causing a great deal of strain to your skin and body. Use skin products with SPF factor to protect your skin from too much sun damage.