Everyone wants to have good skin. Good skin is symbol of good health and let’s face it just makes you look younger and appear more beautiful. The things the population does to keep the wrinkles at bay can be somewhat astonishing and costly.
Most people think beautiful skin is a gift or a reflection of wealth but most times, the skin is a reflection of what is happening inside of the body. Expensive body creams and laboratory products work temporarily but to obtain a permanent radiant and healthy looking skin, treatment must be done from the inside out. I have listed below 5 tips on how to maintain healthy skin from within to help you on your journey.
Topical products work better when combined with inner body cleansing. An internal skin treatment is based on the concept that a properly hydrated and aerated body which is free of toxins, contaminants and micro-organisms will yield good skin. Common factors that inhibit good skin are dryness, acne, toxin build-up from alcohol or dehydration, hormone build-up caused by stress, imbalanced diet, bad hygiene and accumulation of dead skin cells and the presence of free-radicals. Just the thought of all that makes me want to reach for a good scrubber and head to the shower! However, clear skin can be achieved in the following ways.
5 Tips On How To Maintain Healthy Skin From Within
- Hydration: Drink 6 – 8 glasses of water every day to flush out toxins from the body. Detoxification flushes out toxins and hydrates skin cells. Substitute beverages and alcoholic drinks for water and fluids rich in anti-oxidants e.g. green tea.
- Aeration: Partake in aerobic exercises for proper hormonal balance or just move around the environment once in a while. This will improve detoxification and circulation of oxygen, water and blood round the body. Sleep for a minimum of 6 hours daily so that the body can repair damaged cells while it is at rest.
- Balanced diets: The skin needs a proper blend of all vitamins to look healthy. Incorporate a blend of orange vegetables (e.g. carrots and oranges) green vegetables (e.g. spinach, kale, and broccoli) and fruits (berries, nuts, oranges) to your daily diets. These foods contain Vitamin K (green vegetables) that speeds up healing process on the skin. Orange vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A which improves skin tightening. Fruits and vegetables contain Vitamin C which contains anti-oxidants, fights against infections and stimulates the production of collagen. Anti-oxidants fight free radicals in the body to reduce wrinkling and aging in the body.
- Cleansing: Maintain clean, acne or irritation – free skin by bathing twice daily, once in the morning and once before bed to get rid of sweat and bacteria. Take showers after tedious activities and sport exercises to wash off sweat and bacteria from the skin surface. Keep undergarments, clothes and body towels clean to prevent transfer of microbes back to a cleansed skin. Buy liquid facial cleansers and wipe the skin with cotton pads to clean out oil, dirt or dead skin cells off the face preferably after showers.
- Moisturizing: Water loss can lead to skin dryness and dullness. Use moisturizers to keep water in the skin. Dryness due to winter or sunlight is preventable with the application of facial and body moisturizers. People with naturally oily skin must use oil-free or gel-like containing moisturizers to prevent blockage of skin pores.