How To Have Great Skin
As we exit our 20's and travel further into middle age, knowing how to have great skin can become a love-hate relationship. No one instantly loves giving up old, comfortable habits. But our skin can be just like the look of your precious two-door BMW, either it has a shiny, glowing paint job, or the rusty look of neglect. That smooth skin, that we once took for granted, becomes less forgiving as it loses elasticity, pores enlarge, and wrinkles leave their wretched mark across our body. But by identifying the things our skin has a love-hate relationship with, we can prolong our ability to have great skin.
To have great skin you will need:
- Healthy diet
- Stress relief
- Skin loves moisturizer lotion, but hates tanning. Great skin requires a bright luster and a smooth surface. Applying moisturizer is important, but which ingredients are the most effective? Medical experts suggest products that contain soy to prevent it from drying out, and biopeptides to stimulate the reproduction of skin cells. To help prevent sun damage, start your morning with a moisturizer containing antioxidants A or C. And speaking of sun damage, tanning unfortunately is not something that will lead to great skin. When enjoying some sunrays protect yourself with sun tan lotion that blocks UVA and UVB SPF.
- Skin loves a healthy diet, but hates salt and sugar. If you have never been much of a "health nut," your skin will beg you to become one. Fruits and vegetables are crucial to having great skin. Drinking water cleanses your system as well as your skin pores. Some say eight glasses of water a day, but the amount of water you drink should be half your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 200 pounds, you need to drink 100 ounces of water daily. And to make it easier for your skin to replace it's old cells with fresh new ones you should avoid food that has trans fats, saturated fats, and too much sugar. Salt also dries out your skin and increases high blood pressure.
- Skin loves exercise, but hates smoking and drinking. It is true, the better you feel, the better you will look. Exercise is a huge factor in making you feel energized, getting your blood flowing, and sweating out the toxins that clog your skin pores, causing acne, white heads, and wrinkles. And although smoking and drinking also make many people feel good, it will not make you look good in the long run. Smoking not only destroys your skins collagen that gives it its elasticity, but it also constricts your blood vessels, preventing a proper flow of blood and oxygen. Drinking on the other hand, leads to skin irritation and redness, facial lines, and dull, dehydrated skin.
Like any love-hate relationship, to have great skin there are many things that you will hate having to do. But your skin will love you for it.