Fresh and beautiful skin can easily be yours by learning how to really take care of your body both inside and out. Effective skin care requires a combination of dos and don’ts for both what you do to your skin and the nutrition that you are getting.
In order to avoid wrinkles, it is important to make sure you get enough sleep at night. Not getting enough sleep can result in wrinkling around the eyes and mouth. It can also lead to slackness in the skin, which can later cause even further wrinkling. Getting enough sleep also helps reduce stress levels, and reducing stress leads to better skin as well.
Try creating a dry flax seed mask at home to use on your dry skin. Put a teaspoon of flax seed in a bowl and add a glass of water to it. Heat it to make it thick. Apply your toner to your face first. After that, use a cotton bud and apply it to your face; leave it on for at least twenty minutes. Wash off using toner.
Be sure to use natural products on your skin. Don’t use products that have a long list of ingredients that read like a chemistry book. These are bad for your body and your skin. Some specific chemicals to watch out for are triethanolamine (TEA), diethanolamine (DEA), and monoethanolamine (MEA). All three of these chemicals can be found in many US skin care products, but you should know that they are not allowed in European countries because they have been found to cause cancer!
Mix sunscreen into your favorite lotion to ensure you stay protected from the sun. If your lotion of choice does not have a sunscreen in it, you can mix a little bit of sunscreen in. This makes it easier, and therefore more likely, that you remember to reapply sunscreen throughout the day. Remember to look for an unscented sunscreen so that it does not clash with your lotion’s scent.
Before going to sleep, clean up your face from any trace of make-up. Apply a moisturizer a few hours before going to bed so that it has time to penetrate your skin and will not clog your pores while you rest on your pillow. Apply lip balm and hand cream before going to bed.
Want healthier skin? A key step is to stop smoking. Smoking constricts tiny blood vessels near the skin’s surface. It also causes decreased blood flow. Thus, smoking ages the skin and causes wrinkles. Talk to your doctor to get advice on how to stop smoking.
Consider cutting out high-glycemic foods in order to better care for your skin. Studies have shown that individuals who ate more protein and stayed away from foods like French fries and candy had better skin. In particular, they had significantly less pimples, indicating that what you eat has an impact on the way your skin looks.
To ensure vibrant and smooth skin, make sure you expose it to the sun for a little every day (after applying sun tan lotion, of course). Sunlight has Vitamin D and other nutrients that soak into your skin and help maintain healthy complexion. A little bit of exposure to the sun each day will do your skin a world of good.
Following the advice listed here will get your skin in the best shape of it’s life. Make sure to not focus on just one area as everything in skin care is connected, from what makeup you wear, the cleanser you use, and the food you eat. Take good care of your skin, and you will see the results you want.