Your skin grows, stretches, tightens and releases toxins; it also provides a protective covering for your body. Since it’s very much a part of you, it responds to bad habits such as a poor diet, lack of exercise, sleep deprivation and an insufficient cleaning. Things like blemishes, dry or oily patches and fine wrinkles are all a product of not getting the proper nutrients in your diet. On the bright side, you can change your skin’s appearance, at any age. By making healthy choices you’ll give your body what it needs to not only look good but feel good as well. Diet, exercise, hydration, sleep, sunscreen and an effective daily beauty regimen that includes a cleanser, exfoliant, toner and moisturizer like the ones found in the Dermaclara Advanced system, can help you to restore a youthful appearance and a natural glow.
It’s necessary to workout
Exercise is important for everyone. As you grown older your body naturally begins to lose its elasticity. Keeping your body at a healthy weight and toned will prevent sagging, cellulite and other skin imperfections. Using the excuse that you don’t have the time to work out really isn’t in your best interest. If you don’t have time for a gym membership, you can still have an effective workout in other ways. A brisk walk, jog or run is something you can get in before or after work. Or if you prefer to stay indoors in private you can use a treadmill, stationary bicycle or lift weights from your home. If you don’t have room for any of those items then you can buy a video and do a series of floor exercises or yoga. Remember that without toning your body your healthy eating habits are going to waste.
You are what you eat and drink
In addition to moderate forms of exercise 2 to 3 days per week, you need to eat right and stay hydrated. A healthy diet includes whole grains, lean meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts and 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. The expression, “You are what you eat” is true. When you ingest processed foods with high levels of oils, starches and fats it shows up almost immediately on your skin’s surface. Blemishes are a direct result of a poor diet. Fast food also adds weight to all the wrong places such as your hips, thighs and stomach. Replacing fats with whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals your body needs will help to shed the pounds and make you look and feel better. Alcohol may remove the stress of the day and help you relax but having more than one drink can wreak havoc on your skin. It can create puffy eyes, a ruddy complexion and pale, lifeless skin. The key is to go without the alcoholic beverage or moderate your consumption of alcohol so that it does not interfere with your body’s ability to absorb and use vital nutrients.
Water offers lasting benefits
Your body has 60-percent water. It aids in digestion, circulation, pushes nutrients through the body, lubricates the muscles and helps your body maintain a safe temperature. In addition, it also acts as a natural filler with zero calories and helps to remove toxins from the body. When you don’t drink enough water your skin suffers from dehydration. This can create dry skin accentuating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Get in the habit of bringing a bottle of water in the car, at the office and to the park and before long you’ll replace caloric beverages and cut your calorie intake too.
First impressions do matter and your skin is the first thing people notice when they see you. If you practice good eating habits, exercise weekly, drink water, wear sunscreen and cleanse and moisturize your skin daily you’ll keep a healthy, seemingly age-defying appearance.
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