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10 Easy Steps to Healthier Skin

Posted by Jazmine Foxworth on 11/06/17

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Skincare is easier than you think! Below we’ve listed ten easy tips for improving your skin. Read on to get started on perfecting your skin care regimen today. 

Drink More Water

Water is the most critical ingredient for healthy skin. Drinking water helps clear your skin of toxins and boosts moisture. Including a healthy amount of water in your diet can also prevent headaches, help you lose weight and fight off infections.

Add Green Tea to Your Daily Regimen

Green tea features some serious anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe skin and reduce redness. A chemical found in green tea, called epigallocatechin gallate, is proven to help prevent collagen destruction. Weakened collagen can lead to wrinkles, discoloration, and lines.

Try a Simple Toothpaste

Toothpaste with flavoring and tartar ingredients increase your chances of developing perioral dermatitis. The condition explains any pimples, redness, and scaling that may appear around your mouth. Try using basic toothpaste to prevent flare-ups and redness.

Control Your Stress Levels

Stress affects your entire body and can have a particularly harmful effect on your skin. Stress increases production of hormones that change the appearance of your skin, for example, cortisol. The hormone makes your skin oiler and affects your ability to fight off acne-causing bacteria. Include some stress-reducing therapies in your daily routine, like meditation or yoga. A simple regimen can save you from some severe acne.

Get a Full Night’s Rest

As you sleep, your body puts some serious effort into repairing your skin. When you’re sleep-deprived, your body doesn’t have enough time to work through these processes. Without enough sleep, more adrenaline and cortisol is present in your body, which can trigger breakouts and skin problems. Try to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night. It will do wonders for your skin!

Monitor Your Dairy, Coffee and Alcohol Intake

Studies show that people who have a lot of dairy products in their diet are 30 percent more likely to have acne than others. Many scientists think the natural hormones found in dairy are to blame. Cutting back dairy won’t magically clear your skin, but it can make a serious difference if you are dealing with severe acne problems.

Supplement Your Skincare

Are you getting all of your vitamins? If you’re missing some essential nutrients, your skin will make it very clear. Try taking a daily multivitamin to ensure you are getting all the necessary vitamins.

Daily Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most critical tool in your skincare arsenal. Most skin problems can be related back to sun damage. Sunlight degrades the skin’s collagen and elastin, impacting our body’s ability to create healthy new cells. If you can help it, try not to leave the house without applying sunscreen first.

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is an essential part of every skincare routine. It’s advised that you exfoliate at least three times a week to help lift dry, dull skin and improve your products ability to penetrate your skin. Avoid using products that contain sharp nuts or seeds, since they damage the skin. Also, try to exfoliate in the shower! The steam will help warm the skin, loosen dead cells and increase hydration.

Protect Your Neck

Surprisingly, the neck is usually one of the first parts of the body to show aging. Any of the products you're using on your face work them into your skin down towards your neck. Also, don’t skip out on adding sunscreen to your neck.

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