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5 NATURAL WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN HEALTHY

Beauty Relating to Wellness By Cloe Matheson on Friday, May 18, 2018
5 NATURAL WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN HEALTHY

Skin, one of our most important organs, should be one of our top priorities when it comes to taking care of ourselves, but unfortunately, it’s all too common to focus on the skin on our faces and pay little attention to the rest of it. Thankfully, you don’t need to use expensive products to keep your skin healthy – changing a few key aspects of your lifestyle can be all your skin needs to become softer, clearer and healthier.

 

If you want to take care of your skin naturally, try the following tips:

 

 

Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin helps to remove dead skin cells so that your skin looks fresh and healthy. You can choose to make an all-natural scrub yourself, using ingredients like sugar and coconut oil.

 

 

Drink plenty of water and watch what you eat

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. You might not want to take the expression too literally – you’re probably not going to morph into a chocolate bar or an apple any time soon – but it’s true that what you eat will have a visible effect on your skin. Try your best to incorporate plenty of vegetables into your diet, particularly those rich in beta-carotene or lutein, such as kale, spinach, and carrots. Other foods that will help your skin look clear and healthy include olives, avocados, and almonds. Eating unhealthy, greasy foods will have an obvious impact on your skin, so try to eat these items only in moderation – or cut them out entirely if you can. If you struggle remembering to drink enough water, try filling a two-liter water bottle in the morning and setting yourself a goal to get through it by the end of the day.

 

 

Get enough quality sleep

Your skin needs time to repair itself when damaged, and although it’s all too easy to try to cram in an extra hour’s work at the expense of your eight hours, sleeping well is one of the best natural ways you can keep your skin healthy. The quality of sleep is as important as the quantity – try to go to sleep at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning, limit your screen time before bed, and don’t drink anything containing caffeine at night. You’ll soon be waking up fresh-faced and feeling fantastic!

 

 

Avoid too much sun exposure

Spending daily time in the sun is important because sunshine allows our body to produce Vitamin D, which is essential to our wellbeing. However, prolonged sun exposure is terrible for our skin. If you don’t want your skin to look like it’s twenty years older than it really is, ensure that you limit your sun exposure. In summer, wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face and sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays, and apply sunscreen regularly. If you have sensitive skin, you can try a natural sunscreen with no unnecessary chemicals.

 

 

Exercise regularly

Exercising is great for the body and mind, but did you know it can also help to keep your skin healthy? Exercising helps with circulation and decreases stress levels, both of which are thought to be helpful in maintaining healthy skin.

Our skin is directly involved in many of the processes we take for granted. Our skin forms a barrier to germs and other external substances that could compromise our health and wellness, and helps to regulate our body temperatures, keeping our internal organs safe and protected. Thank your skin for the work it does to keep you safe by taking extra care to keep it healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Cloe Matheson

Photo via GettyImages

 

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Cloe Matheson
Cloe Matheson is a freelance writer from Auckland, New Zealand who is passionate about writing about travel, fitness, and health. She spends her weekends running down her local roads or lifting kettlebells. Read more of her work at: cloewrites.tumblr.com

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