It’s never too late to start caring for your skin, but it takes a little effort. For example, change some unhealthy habits to more useful ones: improve nutrition, improve sleep patterns, reduce alcohol consumption, etc.
Here are some more tips to help keep your skin healthy, beautiful, and youthful.
Try to follow a healthy diet
Your diet is an important part of maintaining healthy skin. Try to eat more antioxidant foods, such as berries, fruits, leafy vegetables, dark chocolate, etc.
However, avoid eating processed foods rich in refined sugars and fats: they can damage collagen (the protein that makes up the connective tissue of the body), accelerate the appearance of wrinkles, and cause inflammation in the body. Also, remember to drink enough water.
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Get enough sleep
To keep your skin looking healthy and fresh and not like a grayish canvas, sleep an average of 7-9 hours a day and have a good rest on weekends, without burdening yourself with unnecessary activities that can cause stress and nervous tension.
Chronic stress increases the production of hormones that damage collagen and elastin, thereby causing accelerated skin ageing. Stress also leads to increased production of sebum, which in turn can lead to acne.
Do not smoke
People who often smoke age prematurely, have uneven skin tone and deeper wrinkles than non-smokers. Cigarette smoke damages collagen, making the skin dry and less elastic. In addition, smoking increases the risk of skin cancer.
Don’t forget about the cleansing
Cleansing the skin is very important because it allows it to “breathe.” You should wash your face daily both in the morning and in the evening, and if you wear makeup, be sure to remove it before bed.
Protect your skin from the sun
Ultraviolet radiation can be very beneficial but in limited quantities. Excessive exposure to the sun’s rays on the skin accelerates the appearance of wrinkles, provokes the formation of age spots, and increases the risk of cancer. Dermatologists recommend protecting your skin from UV rays all year round.
Avoid perfumed foods
If you are allergic or have sensitive skin, try not to use perfumed cosmetics. Choose soaps, creams, lotions, and other non-scented products.
Moisturize your skin
Use the right moisturizer for your skin type every day; otherwise, expression lines will not belong in coming. In addition to protecting against premature aging, a moisturizer also supports healthy skin cells and prevents itching and rashes caused by overly dry skin.
See a dermatologist regularly
If you have many moles or birthmarks on your skin, see your dermatologist regularly to make sure all nevi are benign. Such examinations can help detect melanoma – one of the most dangerous and rapidly developing types of cancer.