Our skin is the biggest organ of our body and it says a lot about who we are and the life that we lead so it goes without saying that we will want our skin to be in the best condition possible. However, a lot of us, sadly, don’t realize the damage we are causing to our skin with our lifestyle. So, what constitutes healthy looking skin and what is the best way of achieving this?
Healthy looking skin is something that pretty much everyone wants to achieve but how do you know if you have healthy skin or not? To some people the answer to this question comes down to personal opinion; what one person thinks looks good another person may disagree with, however, this isn’t really the case and, thanks to certain studies, it is now easy to pick up on healthy skin characteristics. For example, one aspect that helps determine whether skin is healthy is if it has even color. Blotchiness, dark/light/red spots, and dark circles under the eyes are all indicators of unhealthy skin. Another aspect that you should keep an eye on is the texture of skin; the texture should ideally be smooth without bumps, acne, wrinkles, or scars. Depending on age, wrinkles cannot always be helped but a good wrinkle free skin care regimen will keep them at bay longer. One last aspect that can determine the health and beauty of skin is hydration; basically, if skin appears flaky or scaly then it demonstrates that your skin isn’t hydrated enough.
There are a number of aspects that can contribute to the unhealthy factors of your skin that you can see above and many of these aspects are associated with the way in which you live your life. For example, junk food, excessive alcohol intake, and smoking are all factors that will highly contribute to making your skin look dull and appear blotchy; it will also prematurely age your skin. So, what skin care tips can help to prevent such aspects from occurring?
The basic answer to the above question is based on the fact you simply change your lifestyle. By swapping junk food for healthy eating and setting aside 30 minutes a day for exercise you can keep your skin toned and improve your blood circulation, which will in effect improve the tone and color of your skin. Equally important to the health and beauty of your skin is ditching the alcohol and start drinking plenty of water.
It has been stated that to keep your skin in the best possible condition, you should try to drink eight glasses of water a day. To help you achieve this, keep bottles of water with you at work on your desk and avoid the temptation to drink tea and coffee. You’ll be surprised at how much more water you actually drink when you carry bottles around with you.
Along with changes to your lifestyle, it is also important that you invest in a good skin care moisturizer cream. You need to get a moisturizer that is most suited to your skin type and ensure that you apply it on a daily basis to really feel the advantages associated with it.
Following skin care routines and making lifestyle changes will make a massive difference to the condition of your skin and, if you ask me, these are small sacrifices if at the end of it you are going to end up with healthy, glowing skin.