When it comes to living a happy, healthy and productive life, it is highly imperative for individuals to feel confident and good about themselves. What better way is there for someone to feel good about themselves than looking in the mirror and liking what they see in the reflection? One aspect of liking what one sees after looking in the mirror has a lot to do with one's skin. If they find themselves looking blemish-free and refreshed, they will probably have a good day ahead of them.
Here are some tips on how one can attain a healthier and livelier looking skin:
One of the most effective ways of taking care of one's skin is to protect themselves from the rays of the sun. Sun wrinkles may be caused by many years of sun exposure. Another result is age spots among a myriad of other skin problem. Not only may the quality of one's skin diminish, but there will be an increase risk of cancer.
To combat the negative effects of the sun, one may want to consider using sunscreen. Using a type of sunscreen with an SPF strength of 15 is essential for combating against the sun. Applying sunscreen generously while reapplying every two hours while swimming or sitting out in the sun is essential for skin protection. Avoiding the sun in the noon hours and/or seeking shade when the sun's rays are the strongest is a great strategy for protecting one's skin. Wearing protective clothing never hurts either. Covering the skin the long-sleeved shirts, wearing wide-brimmed hats and long pants keeps an individual protected from the strength of the sun's rays.
We all know that smoking is one of the leading causes of cancer and eventual death. Although those are the most serious implications of smoking, there are many other negative aspects as well. Smoking makes one's skin look older by contributing wrinkles. This occurs due to the narrowing of blood vessels in the outer layers of the skin, thus decreasing the flow of the blood. The skin becomes depleted of nutrients and oxygen, all of which are essential to skin health. The best way to protect oneself from the harms of smoking is quitting "cold turkey".
Shaving and cleaning on a daily basis can take quite a toll on one's skin. In order to keep it gentle, one should limit the amount of time they spend in the bath/shower. Long and how showers removes essential oils from the skin. It is a vital necessity for the individual to use warm water, rather than hot while limiting the amount of time they spend under the water. Avoiding strong soaps and detergents can save oneself from stripping oils from the skin. Instead, it is recommended for one to use mild cleansers.
Shaving in careful manners with proper lubricants, lotions, cream and gels is a good way to save one's skin from forming cuts, rough spots and rashes. For the best shave, one should use a clean and sharp razor.
A diet that promotes good health will have the individual feeling and looking their best. Plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains are a must for anyone's "meal plan". Research has suggested that a diet consisting of high levels of vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats will almost always have the individual's skin looking younger.
Some other strategies of attaining better looking skin are: managing stress, getting enough rest, sleep, and drinking plenty of healthy fluids.