Healthy Skin Care Education in 3 Easy Steps

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Most people are self conscious about their skin. Everyone wants their skin to look young and healthy, and will go to many lengths to protect our skin from anything in the environment that could harm it.

Our skin is the largest organ in, or on, our body. It performs many functions, primarily serving as protection against foreign substances entering the body. It also serves as a transfer point for the release of toxins from our body.

These are just some of the reasons our skin needs to be protected and cared for. Everyone wants to obtain the flawless skin of today’s models and celebrities, and here are some ways that you can achieve just that.

TIP 1: EXFOLIATE

Many experts say that exfoliating your skin is a great way to attain a beautiful skin.  So, try to invest in a good body exfoliant or “loofah”, as it is capable of eliminating the dead skin cells from your body.   Exfoliation should be done once or twice a week, so as to free the skin to breathe.   What’s more, exfoliants help to prevent ingrown hairs from developing.

However, it is necessary to avoid using any body exfoliant on the skin on the face.   The main reason for this precaution is that the facial tissue is more sensitive and finer than those tissues of the body.

TIP 2: DRINK WATER

Something you might not have considered to be beneficial to your skin, yet is key to maintain a healthy glow is drink lots of water. This is not a cliche, it actually works! It is often said that the simplest way to go from dry skin to clear and supple skin is to drink plenty of water. 

Water has long been considered as the most effective natural treatment for almost every skin condition. Your skin needs water in order for it to function best, thus doctors and nutritionists recommend that a daily intake of between 6 to 8 glasses of water per day is highly needed.

TIP 3: EAT WHOLE FOODS

To maintain and achieve healthier skin you should also watch your diet. Nutrition plays a vital role in skin health too.  Specific foods, such as those acidic foods and dairy products, are said to be potent in causing an allergic reaction in some people. 

Also, one of the widely debated topics in the area of nutrition today is chocolates.   Some say that chocolate affects the condition of the skin, while others say it doesn’t.  Whatever the result may be, the best recommendation is just to follow a nutritious diet that has a number of fresh fruits and green-leafy veggies, as well as fiber.

While your skin will undergo changes due to aging, weather, the environment, and hormonal shifts, there are preventative measures we all can take to help minimize these effects. One of the most important things to remember is one of the most common phrases we hear time and time again: you are what you eat. Be sure to pay attention to subtle changes in your skin. Your skin will tell you what it likes and doesn’t like!

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