Did you know that skin is an organ? Yeah, that’s right – skin is the largest organ of the human body. So, keeping skin healthy and in good condition is crucial.
With our lifestyle changes for healthy skin, you can make sure that your skin will always be looking its best.
Start by determining the cause
While most of us suffer from harmless bouts of bad skin now and then, some skin conditions can have underlying causes. If your skin condition becomes severe or you have other symptoms with it, it might be a good idea to consult a doctor or undergo a health screening.
If you have simply been eating too much sugar or not looking after your skin or body properly, then make sure to give our four healthy lifestyle changes a try.
- Don’t get stressed
Your stress levels play a role in your overall health, your body and your skin. The more stressed out you are, the worse condition your skin will be in – stress can lead to severe acne breakouts. By reducing your stress levels and learning to manage them properly, you can make sure that your skin stays in good condition.
If stress is a real problem for you, think about ways you can cut your stress. Some people find meditational exercise, such as yoga can be an excellent way of relieving stress.
- Keep your skin clean
While you may be tempted to cake foundation and other makeup on to cover up your spots, this will only make your skin worse. Instead, keep your skin clean and free of makeup as much as possible.
Make sure that at the end of each day you cleanse your face with an antibacterial face wash. If you don’t wash your face, you will be leaving your skin covered in spot-causing dirt and bacteria.
Opt for a chemical-free, natural face wash with natural antibiotic properties in it. Tea tree oil, witch hazel and aloe vera based face washes are all excellent for treating and preventing acne breakouts.
Once you have washed your face, pat (never rub) it dry with a clean towel. Once your face is dry, apply a light, antibacterial moisturizer to it. The best moisturizer for spot prone skin are natural ones, such as aloe vera based ones.
- Drink lots of water
Your body is made up of around 70% water, so water is vital for helping it to work properly. Drinking lots of water and keeping your body well hydrated will not only improve your general health, but will also improve your skin’s health.
Drinking lots of water will help to flush out toxins, prevent spots and keep your skin moisturized and in good condition.
- Eat well
Foods that are high in sugar and fats can cause breakouts, so steer clear of junk food and opt for lots of fruits and veggies instead.
Just like water, eating the right foods will help to give your skin all the nourishment it needs. Make sure to get your five a day of fruits and vegetables by snacking on raw veggies instead of junk food.