While there is a lot of focus on good and healthy eating for better skin, an improved complexion can also be achieved through a number of other methods. Yes, we all like to believe that applying the latest anti-aging magic cream with an exotic form of rare sea plankton will make our skin younger. Yet there is more than that. Of course, the latest resources from the most innovative cosmetic brands in the world are sure to help skin quality, but these should be combined with an arsenal from the inside for maximum results.
Do not worry. Below you will not find a list of unknown hard-to-find fruits and vegetables composed in complicated, miserable recipes. What you will find there? A short list of easy-to-handle lifestyle choices that might just make the difference for an improved look.
Better hydration is key to improving the overall health of your skin. The result is more hydration and appearance for better elasticity and color. In addition, unwanted toxins are flushed. Not only does hydrated skin look better than dehydrated skin, but it also helps slow down the first signs of aging. Drink 2 to 3 liters per day. So water or tea. And that cola is best left alone.
Stress can make you feel miserable. The result: permanent wrinkles or acne caused by stress. Stress increases the body’s own production of hormones such as cortisol, making the skin more oily and decreasing the ability to fight acne-causing bacteria. Try to reduce stress by solving problems and improving your mood with a positive attack plan. A direct, easy and healthy way to de-stress is exercise.
While the modern man may see sleep as a “waste of time,” it is essential for younger, healthier-looking skin. Those of us who get less than 7 hours of sleep a night can experience a tiring and dull appearance with dark circles developing under the eyes. Give your body and skin repair mechanisms time to revive the skin during the night hours.
No, not miserable recipes, but nutrition is important. Whenever possible, try to increase the intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. These products contain powerful antioxidants to protect your skin from cellular damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C in turn boosts your immune system and gives you glowing skin. And last but not least: vitamin E, taken from healthy fats (avocados, fish, nuts and seeds). Great for restoring and maintaining healthy skin.
Yes, you read that right. Smoking ages the skin and contributes to the development of wrinkles. The reason is that smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outer layers of the skin, which decreases blood flow and makes the skin paler. This also reduces the oxygen and nutrients in the skin that are important for its health. So just stop, and not just for your skin.