September 24, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Beauty Guide: Properly Take Care of Your Skin in 3 Ways

Woman applying face creamMost (if not all) of us ladies, want to have healthy, glowing skin. This is because having great skin is good not only for our appearance, but also for our overall health. Let’s take a look at some practical ways we can take care of our skin:

1. Protect the skin

A big part of nurturing your skin is protecting it. You should, for one, protect your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen. Protection also means using only the best bath gel, moisturizer, cleanser, and other body and skincare products for your type of skin. After taking a bath or shower, dry your skin by patting (not rubbing!) your towel to retain some moisture. Of course, don’t ever go to bed without removing your makeup.

2. Eat right

A nutritious and well-balanced diet is good for your skin. To get healthy skin, green vegetables, fresh fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains are the way to go. However, do try to avoid or cut back on your intake of fried food, dairy products, caffeine, and food with high sugar content. It’s also important to drink a lot of water to help hydrate skin and to flush out body toxins.

3. Lose unhealthy habits

Letting go of unhealthy habits will be beneficial for your skin. If you smoke, take the necessary steps to quit now. Smoking constricts blood vessels in the skin, restricting the flow of oxygen and nutrients. Not getting enough sleep is also bad for the skin. Try to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night to give your skin enough time to repair itself. Finally, don’t just sit around being inactive. Exercise regularly to improve your blood circulation, which in turn helps nourish your skin cells.

Aside from making us look good, healthy and glowing skin contributes to good overall health, so let’s do what we can to take proper care of our skin.