Good skin is a combination of genetics, a good skincare regime, and healthy diet habits.
Good skin is a combination of genetics, a good skincare regime, and healthy diet habits. Pollution, excess caffeine, and processed foods wreak havoc on the skin and result in acne, pigmentation marks, and wrinkles. Following lifestyle changes may help you to treat your face naturally:
- Face washing: Wash your face twice every day and after sweating. Use a gentle, chemical-free mild cleanser.
- Moisturizing: Use a moisturizer every day according to your face type. Even oily skin needs moisturization. Use a face serum or water-based moisturizer if you do not like greasy faces.
- Water: Plenty of water intake hydrates your skin and prevents wrinkles and breakouts. Make sure you drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.
- Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) 30 every day on your face to protect from ultraviolet (UV) rays. It reduces the risk of early wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems such as skin cancer.
- Use shades and a wide-brimmed hat during sunny days to protect the face from harmful sun rays.
- Diet: A fresh, healthy, and well-balanced diet provides a natural glow to your skin. Have plenty of fatty fish such as salmon, avocados, walnuts, sunflower seeds, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains daily. Cut make on processed foods.
- Exercise: Exercise most days of the week to improve circulation and boost the immune system.
- Sleep: Good sleep is called beauty sleep for a reason. Make sure you have 8 hours of daily uninterrupted sleep.
- Cosmetics: Customize your skincare products according to your skin type. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, use oil-free cosmetics to prevent clogging of skin pores. If you have sensitive skin, use mild cosmetics to avoid skin irritation. Avoid using cosmetics with strong fragrances and chemicals that may irritate your skin.
- Stress: Stress can make your skin susceptible to acne or other skin problems. Manage your stress with enough good sleep, meditation, music, and a positive approach toward life.
- Stop smoking and limit alcohol: Smoking narrows the blood vessels that leads to less blood flow in the outermost layers of skin. Additionally, it depletes the oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. Moreover, it damages the collagen and elastin, which contribute to wrinkles and dull sallow complexion. High alcohol intake may damage your skin and dehydrate it.
Medically Reviewed on 1/4/2021
American Academy of Dermatology Association https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/skin-care-secrets/anti-aging/reduce-premature-aging-skin