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Tips for Keeping Skin Healthy and Healthy Looking

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Our skin is our largest organ, but for some reason, it is one of the most overlooked aspects of our health. Usually, people completely ignore their skin unless they have a specific condition to deal with such as eczema, acne, psoriasis or cosmetic issues from aging. However, even if your skin appears healthy that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of it. That’s like someone who is currently thin thinking that they should still eat junk food because they are “good for now”. There are a number of ways you need to take care of your skin to make sure you look your best and stay looking healthy and young.

Sun Protection
One of the most obvious forms of skincare is sun protection. Yes, some people throw on sunscreen once in awhile but in most cases, they usually ignore it unless they fear they might get sunburned on specific days. However, have you ever personally known someone who worked in the construction industry that is in their 40’s or 50’s now? A lot of these people spend hundreds of hours a year in direct exposure to the sun on reflective surfaces such as roofs. In many cases, if you observe closely you will notice they will have significantly older looking skin. So remember, in every situation where your sunscreen if there is going to be prolonged exposure to the sun whether it’s hot out or not.

Toxin Removal

Since our skin is the most obvious indicator of our health consuming toxins will first start to show via our skin. Look at smokers or heavy drinkers or example, with enough years of significant consumption of these toxins you will notice these people look MUCH older than they actually are. Other foods may also have a negative impact on the skin such as eating lots of greasy and oily foods.  Exercise is also great for the skin in the way that it helps remove toxins. Sweating is one of the amazing abilities the skin possesses to rid the body of toxins. However, after sweating out toxins it’s also important to shower because the toxins released by sweat can cause blemishes and breakouts’

Lotions and Products

Lotions help keep the skin stay supple and hydrated and provide it with necessary nutrients to stay healthy. It’s important to choose the right products to match your skin needs and type. If you use the wrong skin care products your skin may have bad reactions such as using an overly hydrating lotion when you already have oily skin. Another example would be using a harsher lotion when you have really dry skin. The best way to choose a product is to read skin care reviews from experts and carefully examine the product’s ingredients.

Healthy Skin Oriented Diets

Generally speaking, a healthy diet will benefit the body over-all including the skin but there are also specific vitamins and nutrients that really benefit the skin greatly. Vitamin A, B3, C, E, and K are all great for your skin for different reasons. Vitamin A helps reduce wrinkles and tighten skin while fading dark spots on the skin. Vitamin B3 helps decrease redness in common conditions like Rosacea.

Vitamin C helps to mop up toxins that are causing aging and damage to the skin on a cellular level. Vitamin E provides the skin with moisture and helps prevent flaky and dry skin. Finally, vitamin K helps reduce dark circles around the eyes and evens out your complexion. Additional healthy nutrients for the skin include omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, silica, and selenium.

The best foods you can find these vitamins in include vegetables, fruits, and lean meats. Healthy fats are also important in moderation and may be found in avocados, nuts and certain fish. Remember, a balanced diet using common sense will benefit the body in numerous ways including your skin.

Cosmetic Surgery for Skin Aesthetics 
If you have everything perfect in your skin care regimen, many people will eventually turn to cosmetic surgery. Although cosmetic surgery will make your skin look better, it will not improve your overall health or skin health in any way.  So remember, after cosmetic surgery, you may look better but you’re just covering up the damage you have already done to your body. Additionally, some cosmetic procedures may cause some level of harm to your body such as Botox.

Now, even though Botox is generally considered safe you should remember you are still putting toxic chemicals in your body for the sake of wanting to look better. You should only consider cosmetic surgery after you have been following the general skin care principles in this blog for at least 6 months. If you are still unhappy with the way your skin looks, you can opt-in for cosmetic surgery but you should continue following a healthy skin regimen.

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