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- Jul 25 2017
10 Do’s And Don’ts For Healthy Skin
The skin is a vital yet underappreciated organ of the body. It protects the internal organs from the external environment and acts as a defense against foreign particles. So, it follows that the skin needs plenty of care and nourishment. It is also important to maintain healthy skin in order to look presentable, confident, and attractive.
Here are a few do’s and don’t’s for flawless and better-looking skin:
Do know your skin type
It is very important to understand your skin type as it becomes easy to choose the right products for skin care. This will provide a tailor-made approach towards helping you enhance the appearance and health of your skin. There are different creams available in the market based on skin type. Check them out and see which one suits your skin.
Do have plenty of water
Water is essential for healthy skin. Water flushes out all the toxins from the body and brightens your skin, opens up the pores and gives you a naturally healthy look. Your skin is the last organ which receives water and nutrients, and so plenty of water should be taken during stressful conditions. This will hydrate your skin and keep it glowing.
Do follow a healthy diet
All that you eat shows on your face. Following a healthy diet brings a glow to your skin. It is good to add a lot of greens, berries and veggies in your meal. Try having raw tomatoes and fruits as they will help brighten your skin. A planned and committed diet regime will lead to a healthy and glowing skin.
Fitness is the key to a healthy life. Exercise increases the flow of blood and promotes circulation throughout the body. This helps in it nourishing all the cells giving you radiant looking skin.
Do take care of your skin
Wash your face 2 to 3 times a day using a mild face wash or cleanser. Moisturize your face for soft and bouncy skin. Use a sunscreen lotion to protect your skin from the damaging effects of U.V rays. Weekly exfoliation is necessary to get rid of the blackheads and dead skin. It will make room for the growth of new cells.
Do not smoke
Smoking causes a lot of harm to your skin. It accelerates aging and also depletes all the nutrients and vitamins required for healthy skin. It also reduces blood flow causing wrinkles, fine lines, and dark patches.
Do not over do
The skin is a delicate and sensitive part of the human body. It is important to pamper your skin with the right skin care products. Do not overdo your skin by using too many chemicals on your face as they will bring in redness and rashes. Minimize the use of compacts, different creams, and powders. Always clean makeup before going to bed and let your skin breathe as leaving makeup overnight can cause complexion problems.
Do not pick
Often there are pimples which develop on the skin due to the increased secretion of skin oil. Do not touch the pimples with your nail. They become septic and also leave the face with marks. Let the pimples stay and buy an instrument from a nearby medical store to get rid of black and white heads.
Do not touch your skin.
The hands have the highest number of germs and bacteria as they are the means to hold and carry things. Constant touching of your skin can transfer all the dirt on your hand to your face and can make your skin look dull and dirty.
Do not use medication to beautify your skin
Do not use medicines to enhance the quality of your skin, unless necessary for conditions such as acne, psoriasis, etc. The medicines used may cause side effects which can worsen the problems you are facing already.
So, make sure you nourish your body with all the required nutrients by eating healthy, hydrate your cells by drinking plenty of water, and tone your skin by doing regular exercises. This will keep your skin healthy and naturally glowing.
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