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Top tips for glowing skin

As we move into the festive season it’s not uncommon to become exposed to smoking, alcohol consumption, stress, poor sleep, bad eating habits and too much sun. It is normal (and fun!) but, when planning your outings, listen to what your body needs to ensure that you are putting your best foot forward at all times, especially with the soiree invites rolling in!

The key to flawless skin is to maintain a balance in your life. Stay hydrated, nourish your body with the best wholefoods, rest when needed and keep stress to a minimum.

When you’re young, you may not notice any visible changes; your skin may still look flawless even if you smoke or spend hours in the sun. As you age, wrinkles will become your biggest enemy. You could also fall victim to skin carcinoma, solar acne, as well as whiteheads and blackheads.

Many people are unaware that it takes nearly 10 to 15 years to develop skin cancer and other common skin problems caused by poor lifestyle habits. As a result, it’s essential to take care of your skin from an early age so that you can keep it looking young and healthy as long as possible.

Here are top three tips for keeping a healthy lifestyle at the forefront of your mind

1. Protect yourself from the sun

The best thing you can do for your skin is to protect it from the sun. Regular exposure to UVA and UVB rays can speed up aging and affect the appearance of your skin. To prevent these problems, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. If you’re going to the beach, avoid sun exposure between 10am and 2pm, and choose a sunscreen lotion with an SPF of at least 15.

2. KEEP STRESS IN CHECK

Avoid stress as much as you can. Stress increases cortisol levels, causes acne breakouts, and accelerates aging. High cortisol levels are associated with an increased risk of bacteria infections, eczema, inflammation and skin disorders. You can never totally eliminate stress from your life but there are ways to minimise its impact. Meditation, Pilates, deep breathing, yoga and regular exercise can help reduce stress and make you look younger.

3. NOURISH YOUR BODY

Make sure your diet includes whole, nutritious foods that support skin health. Eat fish, nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables, and fresh fruits. Choose foods rich in antioxidants, protein, and essential fats. Consider taking dietary supplements to prevent nutrient deficiencies. Fish oil, vitamin A, beta-carotene, and coenzyme Q10 are beneficial for skin.

Don’t forget about green tea, which contains powerful antioxidants that may help prevent sun-induced DNA damage and collagen breakdown in the skin.

With each event that comes along, make time to pause and think about you’re your body needs. Your skin will love you for it.

- stylemagazines.com.


 

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