Each of us has our definition of what healthy skin is. What are the characteristics of healthy skin? Healthy skin should be smooth, blemish-free, glowing, and radiant. This is the ideal characteristic of the skin. Is it possible to attain? Yes it is but it may require some effort from you such as:
1. Being healthy – maintaining a balanced healthy diet is one of the necessities of healthy skin. As the saying goes “You are what you eat” is true. Some nutrients in the food that we eat are not only to nourish the body but also needed to have healthy skin. Eating healthy makes your skin glow and healthy.
2. Good skincare regimen – to have good-looking, healthy skin is to have a good skincare routine. Cleanse, toning, and moisturizing should be the basics of your beauty regimen. Also, choosing the products to use for cleansing, toning, and moisturizing is equally important.
Know your skin type. Products for dry skin have different desirable components than those that are for oily skin. There is also a different component to look for in a product that is desirable for sensitive skin. Finally, use products that contain only natural ingredients to avoid harmful side effects.
3. Avoid the sun – although the sun is also needed for Vitamin D to be absorbed, too much sun causes skin damage by burning it. Therefore, getting a tan is a misconception about being healthy. Using products with a sun protection factor, avoiding the time of the day when the sun’s heat is very intense, and using protective gear like sunglasses are the best action to protect the skin from the sun.
4. Vitamin and mineral supplements – aside from having a healthy diet, as you go older you may need to support good food with vitamin and mineral supplements. There are vitamins and mineral that acts on the skin cells rendering their function effective. Free radicals increase in numbers causing damage to the skin as you age, but most vitamins and mineral supplements today are anti-oxidants that are effective in fighting free radicals leaving the skin healthy and glowing.