Skin is the body’s main, sensitive, and most significant organ. It performs like a protective wall to the internal parts of the human body, where it saves the body from outside skin enemies like; bacteria, viruses, chemical substances, and air pollution. Compromising the health of the skin can be very dangerous and harmful.
Every one of us is opened to the different surroundings in our daily life, like at home, while traveling, at work, in public places, etc., where our skin is mainly in contact with the environment. There is the maximum possibility that any of the factors mentioned above can strike our skin. There are several tips and ways to be followed to increase skin health :
Protection from the Sun
To keep your skin healthy, you must wear sunscreen, sunglasses, etc. Prevent your skin from sun damage is far better than treating it afterward. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen, which prevents both UVA and UVB.
Apply sunscreen to all exposed areas, especially under the eyes and neck, when the sun is at its peak under shady areas.
Get Clean after a workout.
Exercise and work out are not only good for health but also your skin. You will notice a glow on your face after yoga, jogging, or running. But don’t forget to shower and wash your face after a workout.
As a workout improves circulation, getting clean after that won,t allows bacteria and dead skin cells to clog your pores. Applying toner before a workout can also keep the face oil minimized, which reduces the chances of clogging pores and catching acne.
Avoidance of Alcohol
After drinking alcohol, your skin looks red because alcohol inflames the skin’s tissue and increases the blood flow to your skin cells, which can leave your skin looking inflamed and unhealthy even for many days and if you are addictive to alcohol then you should consult with professional. You can search for nearby rehab center or consult a specialist on the phone.
The symptoms you will face on your skin when you are a habitual drinker:
- Loss of elasticity of skin cells,
- Wrinkles on the skins,
- Sagging skin
- Dryness(due to dehydration)
- Enlarged skin pores
Cosmetic doctor Dr. Rita Rakus explains, “Alcohol is known to dehydrate the skin, depriving it of the moisture and nutrients it needs to keep our complexion looking radiant, supple, and youthful.
Alcohol removes the fluid in the skin, increasing wrinkles, dryness, and sagging skin. As alcohol is a diuretic, it actively draws water away from the body, significantly lowering its water level, therefore causing dehydration. Dehydrated skin can look dry and unhealthy, both in the color of the skin as well as the texture.”
Alcohol can trigger the following skin issues:
- skin infections
Seek rehab help if you cannot get over alcohol consumption.
Eat a Healthy Diet
To maintain your weight and keep your body in shape, you eat a healthy diet, as eating right also maintains your skin tone. Get your greens to keep your skin healthy. Choose different colors of vegetables and a glass of green juice every day.
Your plate must have a sufficient protein diet in it. The good superfoods for the skin are fish, walnuts, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, red and yellow bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, soy, avocados, dark chocolate, green tea, and red grapes.
Green tea has antioxidants that reduce inflammation and make your skin healthier.
Avoid a sugary diet, as a high glycemic diet make acne-prone skin worse. A low sugar diet also keeps the insulin level down, which helps the cells to remain healthy. Avoid fried, fermented, processed, and spicy foods.
Specific vitamins essential for skin include; Vitamin A (growth and maintenance of healthy skin cells). Vitamin B2 (maintains collagen levels in the skin), Vitamin C (reduces the risk of some skin diseases, protects sun damage), Vitamin D (reducing inflammation), zinc (helps integrity).
Avoid smoking for healthy skin as smoking can cause many health risks like squamous cancer, particularly on lips.
Stress impacts the skin in several ways. It can delay skin healing, decrease blood flow, and can raise inflammation.
Have you noticed, whenever you are stressed, you break out more? The hormones like cortisol and others are released in the body when you are stressed. Stress has excessive damaging effects on your skin.
Phycological stress disrupts the epidermal barrier. The upper epidermal layer protects our skin; when it is disrupted, it can lead to irritated skin and chronic skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, or wounds.
We can manage stress by some techniques like meditation, breathing exercises, or yoga. Instrumental music also soothes stress. A healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and exercise, can regulate the body’s hormonal level, hence controlling the stress levels.
Getting enough sleep can also contribute to healthy skin. An average person needs almost 7-9 hours of daily sleep.
Exfoliate Many times a Week
Wash your face thrice a day—exfoliation of the skin with a good scrub in circular motions. Massage the skin with massage cream. Use a mask after that. A face pack containing the fuller earth(Multani mitti) is perfect for the skin.
Use toner in the end. The home remedies also work a lot to the skin as we have everything good in our kitchen.. 2 tbsp chickpea flour, ½ tsp turmeric powder, a pinch of camphor, and sandalwood with some rose water/milk/water is perfect for skin. Make a paste and apply it on your face, leave it for 15mins, let it dry and wash your face with lukewarm water.
Do not pop up the pimples and leaves to the scars on the face and causes inflammation and redness. Removal of makeup with a good cleanser is essential. The cleanser contains alpha hydroxyl acid, or beta hydroxy acid is good for the skin.
Skin moisturizing is also an essential task to keep the skin healthy and toned.
Hydrate inside and out(H2O)
Drinking a lot of water is always the key to maintain a healthy skin tone. It helps to flush out your body’s toxins. Drink at least eight glasses of water if you won’t take more. Eating fruits and vegetables with high water content such as watermelon, cucumber, orange, strawberry, grapefruit, and cantaloupe can also hydrate your body.
Use rose water on your skin as It helps prevent and reduce eye puffiness. It maintains pH balance and naturally hydrates your skin if you spray it on your face during the day.