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January 22, 2021 | Farah Jassawalla

Tips for Fresh and Healthy Skin

Skincare is all the rage these days so we’ve made a simplified list of what you can do and what you can avoid in order to have the best skin of your life.

Limit Sun Exposure

This is a major tip that is neglected by a large percentage of the population. Sun rays are the biggest culprit behind skin damage as they cause aging, pigmentation, dark spots, and in severe cases even sun cancer.

Wearing sunscreen every single day is very important for fresh and beautiful skin as it protects your skin from environmental damage and keeps it healthy. Also, seeking shade on sunnier days protects your skin from damage too.

Eat Healthy and Stay Hydrated

When it comes to eating healthy for fresh skin, there’s one thing other than sugar and processed food that you should try to keep out of your diet and that is dairy. Although once dairy was seen as an important “need” for our body, it now turns out that our bodies don’t really need it. In fact, it can even cause skin problems like acne. So, avoiding dairy might be in your best interests if you want clear skin.

What you should consume in copious amounts are antioxidants like leafy greens because they really brighten your skin and protect it against environmental damage. The healthy fats found in nuts also replenish your skin’s moisture and keep it from aging.

Cleanse and Exfoliate Regularly

The key to glowing skin is proper cleanliness, which is why cleansing and exfoliating regularly are so important. You must cleanse your skin twice a day to get all the dirt, oil, and pollution out. These particles, if they’re left on the skin, can clog pores and result in the dullness of the skin.

Exfoliating should be a regular ritual because it removes dead cells and allows your skin to breathe. However, scrubbing is bad for your face because it causes microtears in your skin, making it appear more textured. So, your aim should be to exfoliate gently, and not to scrub.

Remove Makeup Before Bed

This age-old piece of advice has stood the test of time. Sleeping with your makeup on is one of the worst things you can do to your skin because when makeup stays on your face for that long, it’s bound to cause pimples and clogged enlarged pores. Not removing makeup also ages your skin very quickly and it can make your face look dull and unhealthy.

Take Care of Your Gut

Health issues pertaining to the gut often become apparent in the form of skin conditions like eczema or even acne. Therefore, to have healthy and fresh, glowing skin you have to take care of your gut.

The gut consists of certain bacteria and flora that aid its performance and in order to have a healthy gut, you must maintain its environment in such a way that its performance is not hindered. And although gut health is a rather complex topic, which you should take the time to learn about, there are certain dos and don’ts that you should keep in mind.

Sugar and processed foods are the biggest don’ts in the book because they hinder your gut’s ability to maintain the optimal environment for your body and this eventually shows up on your skin.

Don’t Smoke

Smoking causes wrinkles and aging by damaging the collagen and elastin present in your skin, making it look drier and duller. So, if you want good skin, quit smoking today.

If you want to learn more about skincare or just general health and wellbeing, go to Cura4u and look up resources related to the topic you’re interested in and it will not disappoint.

 

References:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-8355/15-natural-ways-to-maintain-beautiful-youthful-skin.html

https://www.stylesgap.com/best-useful-tips-for-glowing-skin-to-keep-skin-fresh-healthy/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/anti-aging/a28541767/how-to-get-glowing-skin-tips/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/skin-care/art-20048237

 

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Farah Jassawalla

Farah Jassawalla is a graduate of the Lahore School of Economics. She is also a writer, and a healthcare enthusiast, having closely observed case studies while working with Lahore's thriving general physicians at their clinics.