5 Basic Steps for Healthy Skin

5 Basic Steps for Healthy Skin
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We all want our skin to look healthy and youthful for as long as possible. Of course, our internal clocks and genetics play a major role as far as when and how well our skin will age – but fortunately, there are other factors that we can control.

Protecting your skin at the surface is a major aspect of keeping your skin healthy. Over-scrubbing, scraping, or and picking at the skin will leave marks and long-term damage. To keep a healthy, younger-looking glow to your skin, be gentle when you wash your face and keep your hands away from your skin throughout the day. Here are some other factors to consider for healthy skin:

Wear Sunglasses
Putting on a pair of sun glasses can not only add a to your style, but it actually does protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. The lenses protect your eyes from sun damage that can cause creasing and lines over time.

Avoid Yo-Yo Dieting
Constant, extreme changes in your weight are not only bad for your health, but can leave your skin saggy and reduce its ability to bounce back from the weight loss or gain. Skin stretches to accommodate extra pounds, but when the fat is suddenly lost, that extra skin remains stretched.

Use Sunscreen
If you want to prevent those ugly looking brown spots that appear from the sun, then you’ll want to start wearing sunscreen daily – even when the sun isn’t out. As little as SPF 15 can prevent long term sun damage. Try a moisturizer that contains sunscreen and make it part of your everyday skin regime.

No Smoking!
Yes, it’s a proven fact – smoking causes premature aging. Chemicals from the cigarettes get into your blood stream and eventually into your skin cells. Eventually, your skin will look dry, less youthful, and less supple. Even secondhand smoke can put your skin at risk. Long-time smokers, however, usually have trouble quitting but feel the need to do so eventually. Well, yes, if it ages your skin and causes other health problems, then it only makes sense not to do it, right? Although quitting can be difficult, it’s not impossible. Give it a try and see for yourself.

Source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/the-5-essentials-of-younger-looking-skin/ar-BBhZztc#page=5


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