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10 Ways to Maintain Beautiful Skin

10 Ways to Maintain Beautiful Skin

Billie Breeden

How we treat our bodies can prevent or even reverse aging. Your body needs the right nutrients to fight off damage, and your skin has the same needs. Nutrients help the cells replicate and have more energy. Processed foods, stress, toxins and low-nutrient diets will accelerate aging. Protecting yourself from harmful chemicals while getting enough sleep, relaxation and exercise will all help you maintain a healthy glow.

1. Drink plenty of water.

Even with a small amount of dehydration, your body functions in a less optimal way. Skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water.The instant you're dehydrated, it will take a toll on your skin, causing it to look dull, flaky, saggy and loose.

2. Eat organic foods.

Organic food contains fewer pesticides, fugicides, herbicides and insecticides widely used in conventional agriculture. These toxins can harm your body and accelerate aging.

3..Opt for natural skin products.

Many skincare products contain harsh chemicals. When choosing moisturizers or makeup, research the ingredients in them the best you can to confirm that they're safe. Choose toxin free skin care.

4. Use non-toxic cleaning products.

It is imperative to limit exposure to toxic chemicals because the skin absorbs them.The reality is, about half of the most popular brands on the market cause lung damage, among and other ills. 

5. Own a plant.

Indoor pollution levels can be even higher than outdoor levels. A plant in your home or by your desk at work will act as an air filter. Plants are nature’s first air purifier. They can help remove dangerous compounds from fuels, furnishings, and clothing.

6. Get enough vitamin C.

A diet rich in vitamin C leads to fewer wrinkles. Researchers have found that skin exposed to vitamin C for long periods of time can produce up to eight times more collagen!  Vitamin C is not only necessary for collagen production and maintenance, but it is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin

7. Avoid sugar.

Did you know sugar is just as bad for your skin as it is for your waistline?

When you ingest sugar or high-glycemic foods that rapidly convert to sugar — whether it’s in the form of an apple or a piece of cake — your body breaks down these carbohydrates into glucose, which raises your insulin levels. Simple carbohydrates, like refined sugar, white bread and soda, cause your insulin levels to spike, which leads to a burst of inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles.

8. Eat healthy fats.

Saturated fats are required to strengthen cell walls, and plant-based sources are the healthiest. Walnuts are used in the makeup and beauty industry now more than ever. Their rich stores of omega-3 fatty acids not only keep your skin healthy and glowing, but also reduce inflammation.Incorporating foods such as avocados, olive oil, flax seeds, nuts and fish into your diet is important. The fatty acids are crucial for your skin to look youthful.

 

9. Engage in activities that relieve stress.

High levels of stress make skin problems worse. ... It can also cause hives and other types of skin rashes and trigger a flare-up of fever blisters .De-stress whenever you can. Relax, and enjoy life!

10. Sleep.

You body boosts blood flow to the skin while you sleep, which means you wake to a healthy glow. Skimp on sleep and your complexion can look drab, ashen, or lifeless. Sleep deprivation causes a decrease in blood flow to the skin surrounding your face,