Teens have concerns. Thirty-something’s have concerns. Fifty-year old have concerns. No matter what your age, you probably have concerns about your skin and beauty. We all do. After all, so much affects our skin.
Effect of Physical & Mental Pressure on Skin
Let’s first talk about what mental pressure and stress can do for your skin. You’re most likely all too familiar with an acne breakout when you’re feeling stressed. This happens because your body produces more Cortisol – the “stress hormone” – and then, in turn, your glands produce more oil – and we know what happens next. Acne! Additionally, when you are under pressure, your skin may become more sensitive, and you may notice puffiness under your eyes or that your skin is extremely dry – all things we are trying to avoid.
And then there are the physical changes our skin undergoes as we naturally age. You may see that you have a few more wrinkles (Let’s call them smile lines). Or, you may notice that your skin appears to be thinning, becoming more transparent or rougher.
But, this is not a doom and gloom post whatsoever! There are so many things you can do to maintain your skin and beauty or even regain some of it back – if you fear you’ve lost some of it! But, the time is now! Take a look at this list and figure out the things that you need to do to make your skin its healthiest!
Regain Your Beauty Back: Things to Do
Have you ever looked at someone and just knew they were a smoker? How did you know this? From the wrinkles on their face? From the colour of their skin. Smokers get fewer nutrients and oxygen throughout their lives which can contribute to many skin problems. Smokers suffer from uneven skin tone, skin that sags, deep lines around the mouth, and age spots. But, when you stop smoking, you can improve the look of your skin. Blood flow in your entire body will get better, meaning more oxygen and nutrients are being received by your skin – and, hello – better skin!
If you’ve ever looked at the woman at the gym who’s smiling and happy and her skin just seems to glow – there’s a reason for that! In fact, there are a couple of reasons for that! Exercise helps reduce your stress, and you remember what stress can do to your skin. Exercise also helps your circulation, which in turn, brings oxygen to your skin. (Did you know that your skin is your largest organ?) So, it’s time to hit the gym and start that resistance training. Resistance training can tone not only your muscles, but your skin, too, and reduce cellulite.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Oh, is that old Bobby McFerrin song now stuck in your head? That’s good because you’re probably smiling as you’re singing it! Bobby may not have been talking about keeping your skin happy when he sang this song, but it is true. If you can avoid – or at the very least reduce – stress, you can keep your skin much healthier. Everyone tackles stress in different ways, but the key is to try to keep it at bay before it becomes an issue. Get a good night’s sleep, practice meditation, talk with friends, light a candle, engage in a hobby – these are just a few of the things you might try to keep your worries away.
Engage to a Live Better and Long-Lasting Life
When you engage to live a better life, you will most likely have a long-lasting life. This all stems from your mindset. You need to set goals for yourself and work to achieve them. It is proven that happier people have goals. And you know what? Happier people have less stress – which means fewer problems with their skin!
Glow from the Inside Out
You now know your skin is your body’s largest organ and as such, your skin requires water. If you do not properly hydrate your skin is going to show it. You may notice your skin is dry and scaly. It may even feel tight and flaky. This is why drinking water and keeping those skin cells hydrated is so important. You want that healthy glow that people see on the outside to start on the inside!
Focus on a Healthy Diet
It seems there are about a million diets out there. Every time you head to the internet, someone seems to be sharing their latest success story based on some current fad diet. But, what do diets do for your skin? It all comes down to following a healthy and holistic approach. You want a diet that contains omega-3 fatty acids (which are available in fish). You want to consume things that contain antioxidants – like olive oil, vegetables or even a glass of red wine. Yes, wine! Antioxidants help combat free radicals – which lead to wrinkles – so seek out antioxidants. Additionally, if you are prone to acne, you might try decreasing your dairy intake as it has been shown to trigger breakouts. These are not big changes, but they can significantly impact your skin.
Avoid Acidic & Junk Food
Reduce your sugar intake and avoid processed and refined carbohydrates. Fried foods and foods high in hydrogenated fat should also be avoided. And, know how highly acid foods affect your skin. You may find that by avoiding them you will see better skin clarity and fewer acne breakouts.
Skin Protection from Heavy Sunlight
Yes, you definitely want to avoid heavy sunlight. While there are plenty of sunscreens available to you at the local drug store, there are some more natural ways to help your skin. Aloe Vera is a very popular remedy for sunburn, but it is also known to accelerate collagen production. Green tea and black tea can help reduce the DNA damage caused by sunburns. And, tea tree oil can help bring nutrients to damaged skin.
Skin Rejuvenation Treatments for Attractive Looks
Last, but not least, you might seek out rejuvenating skin treatments from a professional. Botox treatments in Fulham have been popular for many years and can greatly reduce ageing lines. Laser skin resurfacing can help lessen skin scars, acne marks, and wrinkles. Or, perhaps you’re interested in microdermabrasion which can reduce the appearance of age spots and blemishes. There are many options for you to choose from based on what improvement you want to see in your skin!
No matter what your age, there are lots of things you can do to keep your skin its healthiest! With these nine tips – you can have the skin you’ve always wanted! So, what are you waiting for? Pick a few from this list and get started! And share with us the improvements you see – because seeing believes!