Healthy Skin Tips- Just add water
Healthy Skin Tips
There are lots of myths out there, they can really mess up your skincare program for the cold weather. Let’s clear them up, and work out the healthy skin tips we can from there.
Fable No.1 – The more water you drink, the more water your skin will get to stay hydrated and soft. Basically, water does help your skin stay soft, but if you overdo it, you set off the body’s water-draining mechanism that will just get rid of it all, and sometimes more. What you could do to help your skin stay extra-hydrated would be to make salmon and halibut a part of your regular diet. The lipid layer in your skin can often get naturally inflamed, and through that, lose its natural skin oils. These fish can help with inflammation, and they have lots of Omega-3 fatty acids that replenish all the skin oil you lose. This should be the first of our healthy skin tips.
Fable No.2 – You might want to be ready and look hot for that date, but if you shave your legs too often, you’ll just damage your skin, turn it red, and angry. Actually, the truth is that exfoliating is a great way to get a great glossy look to your skin. And using an exfoliating scrub or something isn’t the only way to go about it. A regular razor always does the job much better, and it gets that layer of dead skin off really uniformly. Twice a week with the razor, is just fine. If you do it right in the middle of a hot shower, it should keep the shaving experience as smooth as possible. Of course, there might be some places that are not well-suited for exfoliating with a razor; your elbows, with its wrinkly skin, for example. For those places, a regular exfoliating product should be great. Let’s move on to the third of our healthy skin tips.
Fable No. 3 – The more you soak your skin, the more moisture you get; so a bath is always better than a shower. Actually, for the winter, a hot bath is exactly the wrong thing to do. A steaming hot bath raises your body temperature, and makes you really sweat in the bath. Your pores open, and you lose skin moisture really quickly. If you do really find yourself hankering after a steaming bath, a short one, no longer than five minutes, would not really hurt. And use moisturizing products like Dove’s Body Wash to keep the moisture locked in. A couple of healthy skin tips in a general way now.
For dry chapped feet in the winter, people moisturize them to death. What people forget, is that they naturally have a protective layer of dry dead skin, that keeps your moisturizer from getting in to do any good. So use something like a crystal buffer in your shower, and get that dead flaking skin off. You’ll find a lot more moisturizing effect in your favorite moisturizer after that.
Erica shares 5 tips (in no particular order) to help you achieve healthy, clear skin and prevent breakouts. This will not help you cure acne or other more serious skin problems, but they are just general tips for healthy skin 🙂
1. Diet – cut back on greasy/fried and spicy foods. Try to eat more nutritious foods with vitamins A, B, C, and E.
2. Water – drink lots of water to help your body naturally cleanse.
3. Sleep – get a decent amount of sleep regularly to help your body heal and fight off germs.
4. Contact – take preventative actions to minimize contact between your face and anything that is dirty or can carry bacteria. Wash your face regularly.
5. Moisturize – to maintain your skin’s natural balance of oils and moisture…otherwise your skin will go on overdrive producing oil and can cause breakouts! By the way, just to clarify…when I mention “diet” in this video, it refers to what you eat on a regular basis (not as in “go on a diet”). Thanks for watching!
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