A well planned skin care regime can make you look amazing and help slow the premature ageing process down. Our skin is the biggest organ we have and should be well taken care of, especially leading into spring. Even if you don’t have time for an intensive skin care regime, following a few easy and quick steps can improve your overall health and lifestyle and the appearance of the skin for healthy spring skin.
Be mindful of excessive sun exposure
Even though the sun is essential for our survival, too much exposure can be harmful to our skins health. Moderate sun exposure allows Vitamin D to be assimilated by our body, but too much sun exposure will damage our skin by causing pre mature wrinkles, discolouration, excessive redness, sun spots and other aesthetic inflammatory problems.
As such, it is a good idea to use sunscreen whenever the sun is too strong outside during, winter, spring, autumn and summer. When the sun’s rays are peaking (between 10 am and 2 pm) avoid being exposed for long periods of time.
If you know you are going to be exposed to the sun for a while, it is a good idea to wear clothes that are going to cover your skin. It might get a little hot but it’s preferable to perspire for a short period of time than to have nasty long-lasting skin problems. Clothes are still see-through, though, and light can get through; so choose a close weave fabric or UV clothing.
We all know that smoking is pretty much one of the unhealthiest habits a person can have, especially because of the damage that it does to our lungs and circulation. Moreover, it also makes our skin look older and contributes to clogging, dullness and wrinkles.
Smoke damages our skin by decreasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients it receives through damaging the blood flow. If you smoke the best way to treat your skin is to QUIT. It might be hard, but if you need a little bit of motivation you can go to a skin clinic and ask for professional advice about the impact it would have on your skin. Smoking is also very toxic externally to our skin as well. Toxicity will inevitably impact our defence cells and heighten the risk of problems occurring due to the toxic environment.
Stress damages your life in pretty much every possible way you can imagine, including your skin. Too much stress can trigger a variety of skin problems and in order to take care of your overall health (and skin) it is always best to manage stress. Stress causes inflammation throughout our body and is very harmful, potentially causing disease.
With so many beautiful colours of vegies and fruits to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Colour determines the nutrient and nutrient value of our foods; for example, orange is a form of beta carotene found in carrots, pumpkins and sweet potato. Beta carotene and other carotenoids provide around 50% of Vitamin A needed in the Aussie diet.
Try and select organic food in season for its full nutritional value. Choose sustainable grass fed meats. This ensures the best quality of protein source and is kinder to the animals involved. Lower grain consumption is it is proven to be inflammatory to the human body.
Consume alcohol moderately
Alcohol is fun and a great chill pill for the end of the day, but it can be too much for the body to process daily or in large amounts. Alcohol is very dehydrating and depletes our body of certain nutrients. Make a plan to replace other drinks, such as carbonated drinks, with water when possible.
Use great skin care
Removing make-up and daily pollutants, cell metabolic waste, dead skin cells and excess oil and perspiration daily is essential. Cleansing with the correct cleanser for your skin will eliminate waste and cleanse without stripping your skin’s natural moisturising qualities. Get correctly sorted with serums and protective moisturisers by seeing a skin practitioner, and while you’re there colour match yourself for the perfect “healthy” foundation you’ll wear with confidence.
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