10 tricks to keep your skin healthy

Skin is the largest organ in the human body. And most of the time we tend to neglect it. People say that beauty’s only skin deep; it’s what’s on the “inside” that counts. Our insides are certainly important, but skin is your first layer of defense against the outside world. Skin can also give important clues to your overall health. Learn to take good care of your skin, so your skin can keep taking good care of you. Skin plays other roles, too. It contains nerve endings that let you feel when an object is too hot or sharp, so you can quickly pull away. Sweat glands and tiny blood vessels in your skin help to control your body temperature. These 10 tricks will help you keep your skin healthy.

  1. It’s called Beauty Sleep for a reason. Getting enough quality sleep every night is essential for healthy skin. While you are sleeping, your skin and entire body rests and repairs itself. If you are not getting enough sleep, you are putting extra stress on your body which can lead to breakouts and other skin issues. Between 6-8 hours of sleep a night is recommended.
  2. Avoid stress. Has your skin ever broken out when you were stressing out about a test or a job interview? That’s because stress can have a number of adverse health effects, including its impact on your skin. Stress increases the body’s production of hormones that make skin oily. It also decreases the body’s ability to fight off bacteria that causes acne.
  3. No smoking. Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your lungs, but you may be surprised to hear that it is also damaging to your skin. Research has shown that smoking contributes to wrinkles and can make your skin look older. Not only does smoking deplete the skin of oxygen and nutrients, but it also reduces the skins elasticity.
  4. Healthy diet. A healthy diet will improve your overall health and the health of your skin. A diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins will have your skin looking its best. Nuts and fish are especially good for cleaning out the bad oils from your body. Cutting down on soda and candy is highly recommended.
  5. Obviously, cleaning your skin on a regular basis is extremely important. When you wash your skin you remove dirt and bacteria that can lead to breakouts. Remember to wash your skin gently so that you do not aggravate or damage it. You should also avoid using soaps that are too strong so that you do not irritate your skin.
  6. Wear sunscreen. In small doses, spending time in the sun can be valuable to your skin because it exposes you to Vitamin D. Unfortunately, too much exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots, and can increase the risk of cancer. It is highly recommended that you use a sunscreen (SPF 15 or stronger) whenever you go outside. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours. Hats, long sleeve shirts, and pants can also help prevent your skin from being exposed to the sun.
  7. Wear less makeup. Wearing makeup can block your pores and limit your skin’s contact with oxygen. This can lead to skin irritation and breakouts. Asking someone to not wear makeup is too much to ask, but people should be aware that it can damage the skin. Minimizing the amount of makeup, you wear will limit irritation.
  8. Exfoliating your skin can improve the results of your skin care routine. You can use a face scrub with round beads to gently scrub off dead skin cells and expose healthier skin underneath it. This process can help prevent pores from becoming clogged. Exfoliation should only be done once or twice a week to prevent irritation.
  9. Not only will regular exercise keep you healthy and strong, but it can also do wonders for your skin. When you exercise you increase the blood circulation throughout your body, this leads to oxygen and nutrients being carried to skin cells. Exercise allows you to improve the health of your heart, lungs, and skin all at the same time! Be sure to wash properly after exercise so you do not let sweat sit on your skin.
  10. Facial treatments. Facial treatments are one of our most popular spa services. Facials manage to deeply clean one’s skin and pores and rejuvenate skin that has begun to age or appear dry. They also can hydrate skin and provide a relaxing and soothing overall experience.