6 Ways to Help Skin Improve Your Skin

Friday, September 20, 2013

 

Skincare is a multi-billion dollar industry as people spend money on beauty products and cosmetic procedures every year. Some night crèmes can cost as much as $200 for a jar. But for women and men who care about their complexions, there are many ways to naturally and through less invasive treatments improve the condition of their epidermis. Here are 8 great ways to help your skin become more beautiful. 

 

1. Cleansing Wash

One of the things which women with gorgeous skin practice every day is washing the face “in the evening with a creamy cleanser and lukewarm water,” writes Jenny Baily for Oprah.com. Rather than a scrub, a soft cleanser breaks down makeup, dirt and oil without irritating the skin and making it inflamed. 

 

2. Reapply Sunscreen

Another simple but highly effective tool is application and reapplication of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or above. Shielding your face, arms and legs from the sun every few hours can protect the skin recommends dermatologist Dr. Heidi Waldorf.

 

3. Retinoid Cream

Regularly using retinoid cream can help the skin glow and become smooth because it contains a boost of vitamin A which reduces little lines and helps to speed up cell turnover while evening the skin’s coloration. 

 

4. Good Sleep and Regular Exercise 

The stress hormone cortisol can age the skin while causing acne. During sleep, the human body reduces this hormone. Exercise boosts your circulation and oxygen capacity which directly affects your complexion. Exercise also releases those helpful endorphins which have been linked to healthy skin. Sleep and exercise are beneficial to the body on so many levels from reducing stress, maintaining a healthy weight, increasing energy levels and improving skin health. 

 

5. Healthy Eating

One of the most important things you can do to help your skin is to eat a healthy diet. Foods which strengthen your heart, balance your weight, improve your mood and lengthen your life are also beneficial for smooth, young-looking skin. 

 

Seafood contains omega-3 fatty acids and zinc which help with smoothing the skin and brightening it to a clear glow. The nutrients in fish reduce dryness and inflammation. Whole wheat improves the clarity and moisturization of the skin because it is unprocessed with out the sugars which stiffen skin.   

 

Nuts like almonds contain Vitamin E which is anti-aging by combating free radicals. Citrus contains vitamin C which improves the production of collagen. Orange, red and green vegetables provide beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A to help fight acne by producing fresh, new cells to regenerate the skin and replace old, dead cells. 

 

6. Laser Rejuvenation

A popular cosmetic procedure, laser rejuvenation can do many things, including:

•The treatment of sunspots and age spots

•Smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles

•Improving complexion and glow

•Treating acne and removing scars

Laser procedures administer high beams of light into the skin which causes regeneration of the skin cells while stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. 

 

So whether you think that you can benefit from laser rejuvenation bay area or from just boosting the foods in your diet and wearing an SPF, there are various ways to care for you skin and improve its health. 

 

Image from www.everydayhealth.com