Taking care of your skin is important not only for looks but also to maintain your health because your skin is the largest organ in your body. It is imperative that you take the necessary time to prevent any skin related problems and improve the overall health of your skin to delay aging. Without much here are five tips to help you get started.
Keep the harmful UV away: While it is essential that you get adequate Vitamin D it is also equally important to keep the harmful UV rays away to prevent the emergence of wrinkles, pigmentation, age spots and even skin cancer.
Eat a healthy diet: What goes into your system is what determines how your skin feels and looks.
Eat a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables
Avoid all refined and processed food
Drink plenty of water
Include supplements of fish oil in your diet
Avoid trans fats.
Have a skin care routine: How you take care of your skin will also determine how it stays.
Do not have hot showers or prolonged baths as they will deplete the skin of its essential oils.
Do not use harsh chemical-based soaps and shower gels
Pat dry after bath
Moisturize with an SPF based lotion or cream.
Smoking is injurious: One of the biggest causes of premature aging is smoking because it constricts the blood vessels and decreases the blood flow to all parts of the skin thereby reducing the oxygen to the cells.
Avoid Stress: When you are under tremendous duress your skin ages very fast, sometimes overnight you can see it appearing sallow and dull. Hence learn to manage your stress by exercising, doing yoga and sleeping adequately. Incidents of acne breakouts are related to stress.