Be good to your skin if you want a beautiful skin. You will wear it every day for the rest of your life- Renee.Teen years can be filled with skin problems. From uninvited pimples to oily skin that shines out disorderly. Most teenagers face such problems due to the excessive release of hormones in their body at this stage. The teenage years can be stressful enough without the added burden of skin problems.
Here are few tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing
Food for the Skin
What you eat ultimately reflects on your face. The food you eat provides nutrients to your body to repair the damaged tissues, build new cells and bones, produce enzymes and proteins, etc. Go for a diet including fruits and vegetables, fibre, lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, which are less in saturated fat. Consume berries and pomegranates, the best food for clear skin, since they contain antioxidants that benefit your skin in multiple ways. Yes this is the age wherein you would want to try out new things but it is always better to avoid the consumption of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs as they are really harmful and can also result in premature skin aging
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is a good way to prevent acne and get a clean and clear skin. Green tea can also do wonders to your face and body
Benefits of drinking green tea-
- Skin gets a healthy glow
- Evens complexion
- Helps eliminate dark spots
- Helps detoxify your body
Beverages like coffee, soda, tea don't give the same results as water. They do not help in hydrating the skin in any way; rather they dehydrate your skin. So try and limit the consumption of such beverages.
The toxins and excessive secretion of oils by skin glands are the prime causes for your skin problems.
- Before touching or washing your face, clean your hands so that no germs or dirt is transferred from your hand to your face. Follow a good hygienic face-wash practice in the morning and at night. This helps in restraining the growth of bacteria and getting healthy skin.
- Change your pillow-cover at least once a week. The oil, germs and dirt stick onto your pillow when you sleep and this in turn gets onto your face every time you sleep, which can be a major cause for acne breakouts.
- Pull your hair back while you sleep. Wear a headband or make a ponytail to keep back your hair. Avoid your hair touching your face while sleeping at night.
- Wash your makeup brushes weekly. They can carry terrible bacteria.
Ever felt like your skin needs a break? That's because it does! The only way to replenish your skin is to nourish it with all-natural, organic ingredients.The toxins and chemicals in regular skincare items can often worsen your skin’s condition or create new issues. Even if you put makeup during the day make sure you remove it before going to bed. Your skin also needs to breath. If you sleep with makeup on, your pores remain clogged throughout the night and with clogged pores you can never have clear skin.
Beauty sleep isn't a myth. Sleep for 7-9 hours at night. "During a good night's rest, your body works to remove dead blood cells and dead brain cells, and clears the pathways for new synapses to take place so that new blood and brain cells can replace old ones," says sleep expert Rebecca S. Robbins. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more stress hormones. Your face then reflects the stress immediately.It also wreaks havoc on your skin as it lowers circulation leaving you pale and washed out.
Sweat it Out
Exercising regularly does not only help in keeping your weight under control, but it also stimulates blood circulation throughout your body including your face. Sweating during exercise results in opening up of the pores. After exercising, take a shower and wash your face to get rid of the toxins. Exercise for about 15 minutes a day to keep toxins in your body at bay and maintain clear & beautiful skin. When you workout, be sure to wash your face before and after you exercise. Leaving makeup on your face while you exercise results in mixing up of your sweat and makeup which in turn clog pores, so be sure to start and end with clean skin.
Go ahead and pamper yourself by acing the basics. Taking care of your skin isn't rocket science. On the contrary, it's quite simple, easy and rewarding. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems. More than a skilled hand with make-up, glowing skin turns heads. If you follow these guidelines your skin will remain vibrant and youthful and you would be blessed with beautiful skin always