“And like flowers in the fields, that make wonderful views, when we stand side-by-side in our wonderful hues..We all make a beauty so wonderfully true. We are special and different, and just the same, too! So whenever you look at your beautiful skin, from your wiggling toes to your giggling grin…Think how lucky you are that the skin you live in, so beautifully holds the “You” who’s within.”? Michael Tyler, The Skin You Live In    

While feeling confident in your own skin is an essential component of a wholesome self-esteem, many have desired to have that glowing, radiant skin. The key to attaining that healthy and great skin derives from good nurturing and care. A greater part of skin care will no doubt take place at home, because of our already tight-paced city life style. After an artillery bombardment from sunlight, pollution, chemicals and debris, the skin warns us of the effects of these carnage by the resultant uneven skin tone, lacklustre skin, fine lines and blemishes.

Sure! you crave for that clear, beautiful, glowing skin, to the point of obsession in some. So, what are some of the steps for that healthy, beautiful skin that boosts your confidence and sparks that extra glow in your personality? How can you get the desired flawless skin and radiant skin that stands the test of time?

 

Skin Type                       

The most important step for healthy skin care is knowing your skin type. For optimum skin health, you ought to know if your skin is oily, dry, scaly, and unusually sensitive and if there are any known skin allergies. Are there variations and combinations of these? Do you have any underlying skin problems like Psoriasis, acneiform eruptions, flares, hyperpigmentation and redness? Your choice of skin care products or a dermatologist will be determined by these considerations.

Skin Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing                    

According to Dr Stacy S. Hawkins, of Unilever Research and Development USA, maintaining healthy skin requires a multifunctional approach: mild cleansing, moisturizing and sunscreen. A daily facial skin-care regimen should comprise of the core basics (cleansing and moisturizing) for eventual clinical benefits. A sustainable routine of skin cleansing, toning and moisturizing ensures that the skin detoxifies externally for fresh cellular rejuvenation. If effectively sustained with other skin care measures, can enhance an even skin tone, mask under eye circles and fine lines that may appear.

Skin Care Nourishment          

 

An enduring perfect, radiant skin must be rooted in a lifestyle that attaches high premium to healthy skin nourishment. A proven, tested and clinically evaluated clear skin plan has recommended higher intake of vitamin C, fish, fruits and vegetables because of appreciable antioxidant content. Optimum intake of proteins and monounsaturated fatty acids found in eggs, fish, nuts, soy is advised, while reducing intake of carbohydrates and fats for healthy looking appearance, as skin ages. For that radiant skin complexion, go for the brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables like pomegranates, berries, pawpaw, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, and the citrus family, if at all, complex carbohydrates found in grains and pasta are preferable to refined sugar. Healthy proteins are encouraged for cellular skin repair and restoration especially after breakouts. Diversity is key, meaning a combination of vitamins, proteins, healthy fats (especially monounsaturated fatty acids) and complex carbohydrates, and of course the less processed foods the better.

 

Exercise for Clear Skin                        

Regular exercise keeps the skin looking radiant and beautiful by increasing blood supply to the skin, which nourishes the skin, bathes the skin tissues with oxygen and detoxifies the skin by wading off and carry away metabolic waste and toxins.  Cosgrove and his team in 2007 demonstrated clearly how high intensity exercise mobilized T lymphocytes to the peripheral circulation, a booster to artillery-ready immune response. Although the relationship between chronological aging and biological aging is not always synchronous, exercise engenders increased muscle tone which improves clear skin appearance by strengthening the underlying matrix. Increased muscle tone with well-firmed matrix is the ideal recipe for a perfect, healthy skin that will endure. This invariably subtly answers the silent queries on how to get healthy skin and how to have perfect glowing skin. What is more, Cosgrove et al 2007 that more skin dryness and wrinkling were more likely in women who exercised less.

 

Sleep For Clear Skin

Sleep affords the body ample time to eliminate and repair the harmful effects resulting from sun exposure, pollution and toxins. Remember that unprotected exposure to harsh UV rays accentuates the effects free radicals, thus accelerating the appearance of fine line. Skin beauty is guaranteed when the new cells are formed and the skin glows and becomes clear on account of the increased cell turnover during sleep. Some of the most potent antioxidant skin care products like Retinoid and other skin care vitamins are more effective at night, when the degrading effects of UV rays are absent. Clear skin is hampered with less sleep because deprivation accelerates the production of stress hormones like Cortisol, Adrenaline and Norepinephrine, in addition to poor skin hydration.

Skin expert Peter Thomas Roth says, “A regular skincare regimen that includes sunscreen is essential to getting the great skin you want, but healthy diet and activity are key”. In a nutshell, a beautiful and healthy skin begins with the right nutrition for cellular nourishment, exercise and adequate sleep for clear skin, and a skincare plan that includes cleansing, toning, moisturising and exfoliation  for the that ultimate perfect, radiant skin.

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