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Tips for Keeping Skin Looking Fresh

Tips for Keeping Skin Looking Fresh

Men and women around the world want to look their best, as seen from the billion-dollar health and beauty industry. Social culture is attempting to change its age-old position on accepting your body and looks for what they are, but the reality of the situation is that there is still a lot of emphasis on appearance. Though some may take these influences to the extreme with cosmetic surgeries or trending diets, it is actually very easy to maintain healthy, fresh-looking skin on your own. It helps to have a proactive anti-aging strategy in place to maintain great looks and health over the years since you can’t control your age and the natural degeneration that occurs. However, you can do a little DIY for beautiful skin with these tips.

Take a Cool Shower

Long, steamy showers are a great way to unwind after a stressful day at work, but you could be doing damage to your skin with this habit. The heat of the water strips away the natural, protective oils in the skin. These are essential for keeping your skin moisturized. You don’t want to take showers in excess of ten minutes but you should also try to keep the water as cool as you can tolerate. You can do a self-examination of your skin to check for dryness by scratching an area on your leg or the arm with your fingernail. If you notice a white mark after you scratch, it means your skin needs to be exfoliated and moisturized. Also, when thinking of dry skin, pay special attention to your neck and chest areas. These two areas are prime spots to find signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sun spots, or dryness. To protect these areas, don’t use deodorant soap. Use a facial cream that hydrates and cleanses at the same time. You can supplement it with a moisturizer as well.

Increase Your Soy Intake

The health of your skin could be given a boost if you increase your soy intake. Soy supplies the high-quality protein needed to build and maintain collagen levels, which is the element needed for connective tissue strength.  You can use soy milk or soy isoflavones, as either provides antioxidants and protects your skin’s collagen from damaging free radicals. These free radicals can create age spots and wrinkles, as well as damage DNA, suppress the immune system, weaken cell membranes, and increase the risk for developing skin cancer.

Select a Skin-repairing Moisturizer

Your skin can be damaged by a lot of things, but dehydration is one of the most significant causes of damage. Though you can use natural moisturizing oils to help promote good hydration, you can also use a moisturizer that contains humectants. Unfamiliar with this word? Humectants attract water to the skin, increasing hydration opportunities. Some of the more commonly included humectants are propylene glycol, glycerin, and urea. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are naturally found in apples, grapes, citrus fruits, or yogurt, but they are also synthetically found in good moisturizing creams. AHAs are compounds that improve acne or dry skin, reduce the appearance of age spots, and minimize wrinkle development. These compounds work by hastening the turnover of dead or dying skin cells, resulting in younger-looking skin. You can also use a loofah each day to gently exfoliate dead cells from the skin, but make sure you aren’t vigorously scrubbing. A gentle run in a circular motion will be good enough. Adding rose hips to your product line increases the vitamin C your skin is getting, which increased collagen production. Adding a multivitamin to your diet can do the same thing.

Change Your Lifestyle

So much of what you are doing to your skin can be the reason it starts to fade and degenerate over time, but very few people realize how much of their lifestyle contributes to how quickly this happens. Sleep disturbances or insomnia sabotages your body’s ability to repair cells and create new ones since this occurs while you are sleeping. Without enough rest, you don’t give your skin a chance to heal. By hanging room darkening shades in the bedroom and reducing how much you use electronics before bed can improve your ability to get Not protecting your skin from damage when you are outside is another simple way to keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful. Wearing sunscreen is the primary way to avoid damaging your skin prematurely. It also decreases the risk of skin cancer.

The things you do each day contribute to your overall health, and some of your habits may be negatively your appearance. You can keep your skin looking fresh and young with these conscious adjustments to your cleansing and moisturizing routines, as well as changing negatively impacting lifestyle factors.


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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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