Back-to-school season is here. While making sure you have the perfect outfit to shine on your first day, it’s equally important that you aim to have perfect skin all through out the year! Genetics and hormones play a huge role on what “type” of skin you have or whether you’re acne prone or not. But, you can take action now! to ensure that your skin gets a nice glow and feels healthy.
Here are 4 simple tricks to keep your skin looking awesome:
Drink Plenty of Water
This cannot be stressed enough! One of the most effective tricks to having clear, glowing skin is to make sure you’re healing your body from the inside out. Simply drinking the recommended six to eight full glasses of water a day and avoiding sugary drinks like soda and fruit juices can significantly help improve your skin. That’s because water helps flush out damaging free-radicals caused by the sun and other pollutants found in the air. Those same free-radicals can hinder your outward appearance and cause various cancers, so drinking water is highly recommended.
Eat Nutritious Foods
Eating nutritious foods that are also rich in vitamins and antioxidants can also help you get radiant skin. Salmon and other fishes high in omega-3′s can hydrate your skin and help you avoid deep wrinkles or permanent laugh lines; blueberries contain antioxidants that can help protect your skin from UV damage; and yogurt or oysters (which are high in zinc) produce collagen.
Moisturize & Protect
To help keep your skin supple and prevent brown spots, you’ll also need to make sure that you’re moisturizing and protecting your skin from harsh UVA/UVB rays. Even if it isn’t particularly sunny, UVB and UVA rays can do irreversible damage to your skin—not to mention they’re so powerful they can penetrate through glass windows which means you can get an excessive amount of rays just driving. Rubbing in a daily face moisturizer with an SPF 15 or higher onto your face and neck each morning can grant some protection. Make sure to apply face moisturizer before putting on makeup. Reapplying sun protectant about an hour before any outdoor activity—such as gym class—is highly beneficial too.
Last but certainly not least you’ll want to treat your face to a weekly mask and/or exfoliation to wipe away dead skin cells and encourage the growth of collagen. Sugar-based scrubs are recommended as well as masks that contain essential oils like avocado.
Happy Skin= Happy You!
Amelia Wood, a blogger and freelance writer for Medical billing and coding, loves to offer advice to the curious job-seeker and is passionate about careers in medicine, as well as ways in which medicine impacts our society, culture and environment.
Note: The post has been completely written by the guest blogger and the thoughts expressed are hers alone. mySkin does not endorse to any products or sites mentioned in the post.