What does it really mean to have glowing skin, and is it really important? In short, yes. It's very important. Not just for beauty, but for overall health. One fact people usually forget is that your skin is an organ. More than just merely a layer to cover our body, it is living and requires essential nutrients to be healthy, much like our heart, lungs, and muscles. One such vital function is that it is the first layer of our immune system, and protects our inner organs from germs, bacteria and anything else outside the body. And like any organ, it is subject to the risk of deterioration in many forms. The quality of a person’s skin shows how healthy that organ is, and glowing skin is a sign that it is healthy. More than just looking good and giving you confidence, it’s important to have healthy skin that glows naturally.
Here are 10 ways you can keep your skin glowing and beautiful:
The food you put in your body directly reflects your health, and the quality of your skin. The simple act of drinking water regularly can make a huge impact. An easy way to tell if you need more water is by gently scraping your nail against your skin. If a white mark is left behind, you need more water. Tea is also an outstanding daily habit that's great for keeping your skin youthful, because tea is rich in antioxidants that fight off damaging free radicals. Also, regularly eat food rich in vitamins A, B and C - they are directly attributed to better skin health.
Yeah yeah, you hear this all the time. But it's true! On top of eating healthier, it’s also a good idea to complement that with daily vitamins. Not just a multivitamin, but a vitamin that has focused ingredients for healthy skin, like our TrueClear Skin Clarifying Vitamins. They not only help clear acne, but they give your skin vital nutrients to be healthy all around.
Everyone's skin is different. If one thing works well for someone else, it may not be the best solution for you. And vice versa. So it’s good to know your skin so you have a better understanding of how you will take care of it. Keep close tabs on skin allergies & sensitivities. For example, your skin may not respond well to products with fragrances. You might think you have none, but when in contact with a product with a certain ingredient, it might have a negative impact on your skin. Always be aware of the ingredients.
It's also important to keep in mind that your own skin may differ from one area of your body to another. For example, skin on your neck and your chest is not as thick as the skin in the other places of your body. It is actually more like the skin on your face, so it is a good idea to treat these areas with the same amount of care.
Knowing your skin well will help you identify which specific products will be right for you. It will help you avoid those that will eventually cause you irritation. With that, we also recommend keeping seasonal products in mind. Differing weather conditions have different effects on skin, so it’s best to adjust accordingly.
While it sounds crazy, cold showers over warm tend to be more beneficial to the skin. Warm showers can often lead to dry skin, while cold showers help circulate blood throughout your body. It keeps the skin, as well as the rest of your body, well fed with nutrients to keep it healthy.
Also make sure to have a loofah nearby to regularly exfoliate dead skin cells and avoid accumulation. It’s actually quite easy to make your own exfoliating scrub using ingredients you probably have at home! Pinterest is full of awesome recommendations.
It’s good to take the time to pamper yourself and relax once in a while. Visit a good beauty parlor or even a spa and treat yourself, and your skin, to rejuvenating treatments - massages, body scrubs and the like. They are always good for your mental and physical health, which play a direct role in the health of your skin. If you enjoy it, you can even develop similar and less costly treatments that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
Aside of employing tactics to actively take care of your skin, it's also critical to avoid skin-damaging elements. The most common one is the sun. It's common knowledge the sun can easily damage your skin. While we aren't saying to stay out of the sun completely, you should take extra care to protect your skin from damaging UV Rays. Sunscreen and a hat will do the trick.
Believe it or not, exercise opens up your pores, and the dirt in them is carried off by our sweat. So exercise should be immediately followed by a bath to get all that floating dirt off. If you don't, it'll likely seep back into your pores, and that's no good. Also, like the cold showers, exercise also helps with blood circulation, which you know is great for your skin's health.
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