It’s your skin! The largest and one of the most important organs of the human body. Regardless of whether you are in your golden years or are just starting out in life, having beautiful skin is important to both your physical and mental health. Glowing skin in an instant confidence booster and is generally a good indicator of your overall health. While having good skin can certainly be influenced by genes, it is also heavily influenced by your habits. There are many little things that can be done on a daily basis to help improve the appearance of your skin. Read on for some of our best skin care tips!
1. Don’t forget the H2O
As simple as it sounds, water can go a long way in waking up your skin. Every part of your body needs water to operate at it’s best, so if you’re dehydrated, your skin can suffer. According to new research completed by American Journal of Physiology it may not be necessary to consume a gallon of water a day as was previously recommended. With that said; however, most adults still do not drink a sufficient amount of water per day. At the very least, you should make an effort to drink at least one 8 oz. glass of water with each meal. Not only will this provide necessary hydration for your skin but consuming water before or during meals will aid in digestion and help you to feel full faster assisting you with portion control.
2. Drink Green Tea
If your complexion is red or blotchy, this tea’s anti-inflammatory properties can be soothing. Another benefit: The epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea may help prevent the collagen destruction that leads to wrinkles as well as sun-induced DNA damage in the skin (think lines and discoloration), according to some experts. Consider subbing tea for your morning mug of coffee.
3. Keep Stress in Check
Stress takes a toll on nearly every part of your body, especially your skin. Stress increases the body’s production of hormones such as cortisol, which can make skin oilier and decrease its ability to fight off acne-causing bacteria. To keep that frazzled feeling under control, regularly practice stress-management techniques, like yoga, deep breathing, and meditation.