Top 10 tips to ensure your skin stays young

STAY YOUTHFUL

Although there is not magic potion to stop the skin from aging, there is actually a lot you can do to help fight those wrinkles and look younger if you follow the right skin care regime. Try the following tips to keep your skin looking youthful:

Hydrate internally:You need to look at your skin as a whole, which consists of outer and inner parts that need to be cared for. To look after your skin from the inside, you must ensure you drink enough water every day - you simply can’t have clear, wholesome skin without it. If your diet includes too much caffeine, salt or alcohol you can dehydrate very easily, so increase your intake of water accordingly.

Hydrate externally: Dry skin looks dull and lackluster - so hydrate it by using a moisturiser on your face (including an eye cream) neck and body. And since your hands especially get a lot of abuse and can show age almost more than your face, don’t forget them!

Always use sunscreen: We all know that the sun is the single most damaging thing to your skin and the number one cause of skin aging - so make sure to protect yourself – every day, no matter what the weather. When choosing a sunscreen, look for one that does not use chemical absorbers – instead go for inert physical blockers like zinc oxide (preferably micronized) so it does not show on the skin.

Use serums - moisturisers are just not enough: Facial serums get much needed nutrients into deeper layers of your skin that regular moisturisers are unable to penetrate.

Eat a ‘skin friendly’ diet:A host of healthy, natural foods offer potent healing and preventative powers to remedy a wide range of skin troubles as well as alleviate problems that stem from nutritional deficiencies. Consuming the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones can reveal beautiful, youthful-looking skin, so eat loads of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Eliminate unfriendly foods: Avoid certain foods that can trigger bad skin reactions such as sugar, white flour, saturated fats, processed and fried foods. They can trap oil and bacteria beneath the skin, causing acne and other skin ailments.

Have a regular routine: Your skin is able to cleanse, heal and even renew itself, but how effectively it does these things is partly governed by how well you take care of it. Having a good daily skin care routine is an essential step towards having a good complexion. A good routine should be simple to follow and take no more than 20 minutes two times a day. Removes dirt, grime and excess oil on the surface and aids the cell renewal process.

Detoxify your skin: When we talk about detoxing, we tend to neglect the largest organ in our body – the skin. Approximately 10% of body elimination occurs through the skin, working in conjunction with other organs of elimination like the colon, kidneys, and lungs. If one of these organs is stressed and not eliminating waste products efficiently, a greater burden may be placed on the remaining organs. Detoxify your skin weekly with an exfoliant, face mask, lymphatic detox and self-massage.

Get active: Look for active ingredients in your skincare - they are the substances that directly cause changes in your skin and the best for clear, fresh, youthful skin. For a full list of active and organic ingredients, visit nahaia.com.

 
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  • Wice says
    When it all boils down, the softest, smoothest, silkiest - best ever skin on my body is the skin that is covered over, i.e. protected from the elements and undisclosed the majority of the world. I try to look after the rest but in the end, isn't it such a pity that the best bits are hidden!

    However, when it comes to the face, I'll add to that list again -
    • Get enough sleep
    • Don't smoke
    • Keep your body hydrated by drinking sufficient liquids
    • Starlite5 says
      Amen to that! Yes it is a pity that your best skin is the hidden bits but then I suppose that's why a lot of youn's these days dress the way they do lol!
    • Starlite5 says
      Oh and I love dry body brushing just before having a shower makes your skin feel soft and supple afterwards....delicious!
    • Starlite5 says
      Oh and I love dry body brushing just before having a shower makes your skin feel soft and supple afterwards....delicious!
    • Starlite5 says
      Doh! another Homer moment lol!
    • Wice says
      Here is a youtube for those that don't bodybrush or know how it works but who might like to find out the benefits and how to do it.


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