Skin health depends not only on creams, masks, and other cosmetics, the first ally of a healthy skin is a proper lifestyle. The daily choices (what you eat, what you do and also what it feels like) affect its appearance and, consequently, our.
Here are some of the factors to pay attention to keep it young and beautiful.
The power supply
Acting on nutrition can help fight aging. The antioxidant-rich foods, such as fruit, vegetables and fish help to protect the skin. Particularly useful are those that contain high amounts of vitamin C and E and selenium, which can help combat the signs of aging such as wrinkles and skin discoloration.
Conversely, it is best to limit your fat intake. Not only that, coffee and tea can have a dehydrating effect. Among the carbohydrates, however, it is best to choose those complexes in whole grains.
Largo physical activity, but also to the rest
The benefits associated with physical activity also involve the skin. In fact, exercise improves blood circulation, helping to eliminate toxins that can accumulate in the skin, tissue oxygenation and nutrition and helping the skin to produce collagen, countering the appearance of wrinkles.
On the other hand, also the rest keeps the skin healthy. If there is a guarantee of the 7-8 hours of sleep per night is recommended by experts easy to deal with dark circles, puffiness and paleness.
The sun, the enemy-friend
The vast majority of skin damage comes from the sun, which, with its ultraviolet rays can facilitate the development of tumors. So it is always good to protect your skin by using creams that contain broad-spectrum sunscreens, especially when you get a tan. At sea, then, it is better to use water-resistant products, which, in any case, must be reapplied regularly as all the others. However, when you go in the pool you have to rinse well after each bath in order to remove chlorine from the surface of the skin.
Other allies against ultraviolet rays are hats and sunglasses. Finally, in the summer it is better not to expose themselves to sunlight during the middle of the day, when the rays are more intense and avoid excessive use of tanning beds.
Stay away from vices
No smoke and little alcohol: the first is second only to the sun in terms of ability to promote the appearance of wrinkles, reduces the flow of blood to the skin and contributes to the degradation of collagen.
The second, however, has a dehydrating effect on the entire body, including the skin. Also dilates the blood vessels which in the long run, they may remain permanently damaged, causing redness.
Better to remove make-up make-up even when there is no
Cleanse the skin at the end of the day it is not only necessary to remove makeup, but also to eliminate all those pollutants (particulate matter from cigarette smoke) that may have deposited on its surface.
Depending on the type of skin, cleansing may be carried out with a mild soap or with exfoliating and tonic. We must not, then, forget to apply the cream more suited to the characteristics of your skin.
Shielding (not only) from the cold
Cold and wind can dry, chapped and worsen eczema and irritation. During the winter, however, also a climate inside the house too dry can damage the skin.