Our skin is a reflection of what goes on inside our body. Although it is sometimes a reflection of what goes on outside the body. There is a popular saying that how we look like is a reflection of what we eat. A clear, nourished and glowing skin is mostly a result of what we eat, good diet. While a dry, scaly and generally bad skin is mostly as a result of what we eat too, bad diet.
Lots of people spend thousands of dollars on skin beautification processes, spa treatment and even make-up to get their skin glowing. Although it works, the best way to get your skin glowing on the outside is to keep it nourished from inside.
The skin is a very important organ of the human body and this is because of the role it plays in covering up the internal organs and tissues from germs and diseases. The skin is also important for good health and a healthy skin is always radiant and nourished.
Skin care and beautification industries are multibillion dollar industries. This is due to the amount spent by people in keeping a healthy and nourished skin. Taking care of the skin from the outside is one great way to have a nourished and glowing skin, but taking care of the skin from the inside, through diet, is a better way to keep the skin nourished and radiant every day.
You might ask “how can I keep my skin refreshed from the inside, and also outside?”This article will be giving you some useful skin care tips on how to keep a healthy and nourished skin.
How to keep your skin nourished
There are three different ways you can achieve a healthy and nourished skin, and they are…
- Cleaning and moisturizing your skin regularly.
- Eating healthy food.
- Take care of your body.
Cleaning and moisturizing your skin regularly: Cleansing your skin has to do with you bathing regularly. This should be at least twice a day. The skin is mostly covered with layers of dead skin cells and helpful bacteria that protect the body from germs and harmful agents getting into the body.
Bathing regularly help wash away this dead skin layer, but bathing too often is not advised. Bathing too often will wash away these helpful bacteria, leaving the skin exposed to harmful agents that may want to penetrate the body through the skin.
People need to shower at least once a day or every two days, but if you live in humid climate, work at the infirmary or take a public transit to work every day, you should shower at least twice a day. This is to wash away bacteria that you might have contacted directly from your seat or people who get in contact with you.
Bathing in hot water for a long period will strip helpful oil from the body. And this can worsen skin diseases like eczema. Using strong soaps on your skin also removes oil from your skin, leaving it dry, and hard.
Use mild soaps. Soaps that contain aloe vera, vegetable oil and herbs are helpful to the skin. Soaps that contain alcohol, and agents like sodium lauryl sulfate are bad for the skin as they tend to dry up the oil, making the skin tight.
Use only soaps that fit your skin type. If you have dry skin use moisturizing soaps, and if you have sensitive skin, use soaps free from fragrance.
Exfoliating your skin at least twice a week helps keep the skin nourished at all times. Skin exfoliation will remove layers of dead skin cell lying in your skin, bringing out fresh and new skin. This will leave your skin nourished and glowing.
- Eating healthy diet: This is the natural and best way to nourish your skin. Eating good diet nourishes your skin, keeps your body healthy, with no after effect, or fear of a skin reaction. Some certain food can work magic on your skin, making you look nourished and glowing. What you eat directly affects your skin and its complexion. I will be telling you specific food that will help you maintain a nourished and glowing skin.
- Sweet potato: Sweet potatoes are healthy root vegetables that provide vitamin A to the body. Sweet potatoes normally contain bête carotene which is converted to vitamin A when it has been digested. Vitamin A is great for the human skin. It helps prevent ageing, helps in oxygen circulation, which keeps the skin nourished and refreshed.
- Avocado: This green fruit is a great source of vitamins C and E, healthy fat, and fiber. Taking avocados regularly will help your skin moisturize itself, enhance your skin’s complexion, and help you fight skin ageing.
- Eggs: Eggs are very important for proper skin function. It contains what is known as the beauty vitamin; Biotin. This vitamin helps protect the skin from dryness, acne, and rashes of the skin.
- Fatty fish: Fishes like salmon, mackerel, or Titus are filled with Omega-3 fatty acid which is essential to skin nourishment. This omega-3 fatty acid is great for skin nourishment, giving the skin a natural glow.
- Spinach: This vegetable gives you strength, keeps you younger and also helps remove layers of dead skin cells from the body. A spinach a week keeps the skin sleek.
- Coconut oil and water: Coconut water and the oil are great for the skin. Coconut water gives the skin hydration, and helps replenish the skin. Coconut oil is a source of natural fat, and vitamins E and K that are essential to skin nourishment.
- Cucumber: Cucumbers help in hydrating the skin, and they contain silica that helps in keeping the skin plump and younger looking.
- Take care of your body: Taking care of your body in this context means exercising regularly. Exercise helps the cardiovascular system, the lungs, and the whole body by improving the circulation of blood, nutrients, and also help push out toxins from the skin.
Also avoid stress, and after a stressful day, relax and unwind, it helps the skin stay healthy and avoid the ageing process. Avoid smoking, which stresses the skin out. Smoking restricts blood flow, destroys collagen and elastic which are necessary for skin nourishment.
Get enough sleep every day, at least 7 hours a day. Getting enough sleep helps the skin stay healthy. It also helps the skin avoid wrinkles and ageing.
Protect your skin from the sun. Too much ultraviolet rays which the sun produces can damage the skin and even lead to skin cancer. Watch out for skin irritations, and also seek help from skin professionals.
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