Skin Care Tips
One of our skin's primary roles is to act as an internal heat
thermostat for us. If we get too warm, it lets heat escape from our
body through sweat. If our body gets too cold, it retains heat.
The skins other primary role is to rid toxins from our body. And if we help our body in that role, we will not only be healthier but we will have great skin as well.
Here are some easy tips that can help you keep your skin beautiful for the rest of your life:
Tip # 1 - Keep your skin clean and free of dirt. If your face or body is dirty, the skin's pores may become blocked - restricting its ability to rid itself of toxins. Many times, outbreaks on your skin such as acne or pimples is the direct result of your body's inability to Detox itself.
Every night, before you go to bed, remove the dirt build up or makeup from your skin to let it breathe.
Tip # 2 - Exercise until you sweat. Many people think that exercise is only good for body strengthening and skin toning. But it's also good for your skin. Exercise makes you sweat. Toxins leave your body through your sweat. The less toxins in your body, the healthier your body and your skin. If you can't exercise for medical reasons, a sauna can serve the same purpose.
Tip # 3 - Drink plenty of water. Your skin will dry up and age faster without water. Water also helps with elimination and helps prevent constipation - both of these things are good for the skin. It's hard to say exactly how much water someone needs a day, because it depends on so many factors such as body mass, physical exertion, weather, and so on. So you have to be your own guide.
Tip # 4 - Eat a balanced Diet. Diet is very important. Bad diet leads to poor digestion which leads to toxic build up in the body. In addition to water, your need to include lots of fiber in your diet to help cleanse your system. Avoid sugars and salt except in small quantities. The more garbage you put into your system, the more your body is going to have to work to get rid of it.
Other good foods to eat include green leafy vegetables and other vegetables and fruits that are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help to both retard cellular decay and to repair cell damage.
Tip # 5 - Protect your skin from the sun. Sunlight is good - it helps to provide vitamin D to your body's cells. But too much sun is bad for the skin. Staying in the sun too long without protection is a sure recipe for prematurely aging skin. Too much sun will dry out your skin. If you are in a profession that requires you be out in the sun for long periods, make sure you use sunscreen lotion, sun-blocking clothes, and drink plenty of water.
These tips are a great way towards being on the road to have great skin for life.
About the Author:
Al Jeffries is an author and researcher for a1-allergies. Read more articles regarding acne remedies.