Perfection is not something we find, it is something we give off the impression of in our daily lives. As human beings our skin can never be without flaws. Our skin is a reflection of how we live. Everything we eat, how much we rest, how hard we work, how hard we stress is reflected in our most visible form of beauty. Thus the key to attaining perfect skin is to live beautifully.
Some Tips on How to Get Perfect Skin
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Eat foods rich in Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a natural sun-blocker and keeps your skin resilient to harmful UV rays. Food such as almonds and peanut butter are very convenient to mix in with meals and overtime can really reinforce a gorgeous complexion. Vegetables rich in vitamin A like carrots are great for balancing the production of cells in your skin’s outermost layer. I am a huge believer in flaxseed oil. These omega-3 fatty acids work wonders for people with irritated skin as they reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin by attracting water to irritated cells. Believe it or not there is also a delightful dessert that can actually be beneficial to your skin, dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains flavonols which work to protect you from the sun smoothen rough skin. Remember too much of anything is harmful and that each of these foods should be BALANCED into a healthy diet.
Exercise is good for the heart, keeps our bodies toned, and is psychologically the best thing we can put ourselves through for healthy skin. Exercising relieves stress which can cause breakouts and other undesirable reactions. In addition, sweating cleanses your pores and can help rid your body of the toxins that affect your skin. A yoga practitioner myself, I highly recommend it to anyone looking to relieve stress, become healthier, and consequently improve your complexion. How many yoga instructors do you see with bad skin? The various poses in yoga allow us to take in more oxygen, improve our vitality and thus release those toxins. Anything from yoga to biking, running, dancing, or climbing can be beneficial exercise for your outermost layer. Choose a type of exercise that works best for you. Living beautifully involves doing activities that make you smile.
The importance of hydration can’t ever be overstated for achieving a youthful appearance. The human body is more than 60% water and functions best when we are hydrated at that level. Hydrated skin appears to glow and is more even-toned because it is more resilient and more effective at fighting off irritation when it has an abundance of our primary element for life.
Exfoliating is a must for keeping your skin smooth and glowing. Razors, body washes with beads, or a scrub will get all of those dead cells out of your skin and allow them to wash away much more easily. If your skin is known to get especially dry avoid using bar soap. The main cleaning agent in bar soap is lye which is produced through the leaching of wood ashes. This can be very irritating to some people’s skin depending on how sensitive you are to it. A type of body wash usually works better as most carry excellent vitamins for your skin as well as keep it hydrated.
Adequate sleep is essential for youthful, radiant skin. Every part of your body repairs itself while you sleep. While you’re dreaming your body releases hormones that boost cell-turnover. Another thing that might sound unnecessary but actually can go a long way to help is to upgrade to satin sheets. Tossing and turning in sheets made of rough material causes friction that in turn gives you wrinkles. The most important thing to remember is consistency. Sleeping 12 hours two nights a week does not make up for sleep lost during other nights of the week. Get enough rest every night and your skin will thank you for it.
Cut Out Bad Habits
One of the best ways to beat wrinkles before they start is with good habits. The best one of all is simply avoiding the unhealthy ones. Cigarettes and frequent tanning damage your DNA cells causing your skin to look aged and leather-like. Other bad habits such as itching a dry scalp or too frequently washing your hands (yes there is such thing as over washing) should be kicked as well.
Make Sure Everything Matches
Brown spots on chest, face, back, or hands are clear signs of aging and can very rudely stand out. Use products with melanin-reducing niacinamide, vitamin c, or glucosamine to clear up them up. Another option is to visit the dermatologist for IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Treatment). This can calm the aggressive melanocytes which are the pigment-producing cells in your skin.
Respect Your Skin, Inspect Your Skin
Moles start out as simple birth marks that you always just notice in the mirror as minor inconveniences. Then the day comes along where one is raised and is possibly cancerous. Do not overlook moles or any other minor inconveniences on your skin as they could quite possibly be your downfall. This doesn’t mean you need to rush to the dermatologist and get everything removed, just be mindful of any changes or potentially worsening marks on your body.
Your skin is not only what makes you beautiful it is what protects you. Your skin prevents bacteria from getting you sick, it heals its own wounds, it keeps you warm, and keeps all of your bones, muscles and organs together. It seems only proper that you would do your best to preserve this ever-changing organ that protects you so well. The tips I have displayed above are meant to help you live long, healthy life in your skin. Make these things a part of your daily life and you’ll not only look beautiful, you will feel beautiful. The last tip I give you is the best one of all and that is too smile and laugh. Both of these things cause dimples and actually require less use of your face muscles than most expressions. But they definitely make you glow brightest.
This is a guest post by Ken Stanfield from JustWalkers.com If you are also interested to write for HealthResource4u, Please check our guest posting guidelines at write for us.