Skincare should be part of your overall health and sometimes, with your busy schedule, this might be something that is easily overlooked. Skincare does not need to be complicated. There are many simple ways that are helpful in giving you beautiful looking skin. Here are some suggestions and ideas that you can follow.
To avoid drying out your skin you should stay away from harsh chemicals and cleansers. Those cleansers with exfoliating beads can be bad, too. A gentle cleaner is all you need to wash away makeup and oil that has built up throughout the day. If you use other products with harsh chemicals, you run the risk of irritating your skin or drying it out, as they contain ingredients that can cause excessive drying or inflammation.
To combat dry skin problems, eat more foods containing omega-3 fatty acids. Dry, scaly skin is sometimes a symptom of fatty acid deficiency, as these essential nutrients keep your skin moist. They also reduce inflammation which keeps blemishes from getting out of hand. Foods containing omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, flax seeds, and fish like tuna and salmon.
For healthy skin, get more vitamin D. This vitamin acts like a hormone within our bodies and is essential to a very large number of body functions, including those that regulate the immune system and heal pimples. Many people don’t get enough vitamin D in their diets, so getting outside and getting sunlight so the body can produce its own vitamin D is an easy and important way to get more. You can also eat salmon, shrimp, sardines, cod, eggs or shiitake mushrooms for more vitamin D.
Give yourself a spa day, every now and then. Not only will a facial, mud mask or detoxifying body scrub, help you release stress which is good for your skin, it will also give it a day of pampering. Try to save up each quarter and make it a special occasion.
Before using a new skincare product all over your body, it is advisable to apply a small amount of the product to a hidden part of your skin first. That way, if an allergic reaction does occur, only a small amount of skin will be damaged. Remember, products that contain natural organic ingredients can still be irritating. Tea tree oil, lavender oil, lemon juice and chamomile often provoke an allergic reaction on sensitive skin.
Avoid tanning booths at all costs. While you may think tanned skin is healthy, it’s really not. Not only that, but the FDA has shown that if you use tanning beds before the age of thirty, you increase your risk for skin cancer by seventy five percent! You’re better off avoiding it and staying healthy.
People with rosacea struggle with the problem of how to leave for work in the morning without a bright red face. The heat of the shower, the heat of the hair dryer, the rushing around, the cold wind on your cheeks at the bus stop – all these things can trigger flushing. Here are some things you can do. End your shower with a cold blast of water (excruciating, but it works). Let your hair air-dry or shower the night before. Wear a scarf to cover everything but your eyes if it’s cold out. By identifying and minimizing your triggers, you can help keep your rosacea under control.
As you can see, taking care of your skin can be simple. You just need to be mindful of what works for your skin and what does not. Try the ideas in this article. You will be pleasantly surprised by the results that you see. Just remember to be diligent and you will get the beautiful skin that you have always wanted.