The skin is the largest organ of the body, without mentioning that it is also the most exposed part. It reveals a lot about you and may even indicate some health issues or problems.
The skin protects everything in the body and serves as the barrier that houses all other organs, and this is why it is essential to keep it healthy besides wanting to appear younger and more attractive.
Different factors damage the skin including natural aging, genetics, and certain health conditions like cancer and diabetes. External factors also damage the skin including washing frequently with hot water, exposing the skin under the sun without protection, and having a bad lifestyle in general. Moreover, stress, lack of sleep, smoking, dehydration, and more also damage the skin and make it appear dry and older.
Besides using organic products like butter whipped soap, liquid soap, and others, there are doable yet effective ways you can do to nourish the skin.
- have adequate time on sleeping
Chronic sleep deprivation causes a lot of health problems such as obesity, diabetes, immune deficiency, and cancer, not to mention a significant effect on your skin and aging. It is during sleep that your body enters the repair mode which also rejuvenates your skin, blood, and muscles and without adequate sleep, your body would also have inadequate time in repairing cells in your body. People that do not have enough time in sleeping have high risks of premature aging, which also affects skin health. This slows down the skin’s ability to protect itself from the sun’s UV rays and other environmental stressors.
- have a healthy diet
Your diet also greatly determines your overall health, especially your skin. While products do repair on a surface level, a good diet can nourish you inside out. Thus, having a nice complexion starts with eating healthy food in a good proportion.
The following are the nutritious food you can eat that nourish your skin:
- Tomatoes – research has found out that tomatoes decreased skin cancer development when consumed daily. Besides this, tomatoes also make your skin appear supple and pinkish.
- Mangoes – mangoes have antioxidants that protect the skin from harmful elements and protect the skin’s collagen.
- Green tea – green teas are generally healthy for the body. Specifically for skin, it contains polyphenols that rejuvenate the skin cells, making you look younger.
- Olive oil – consuming olive oil is linked to lower chances of having severe facial photoaging which comes with dark spots, wrinkles, and discoloration that are result in long-term exposure to UV light.
- always keep your skin moisturized
When your skin is dry, the more skin damage it gets. This is why it is important to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized as it keeps the skin healthy. Besides the moisturizer you see in the market, you can also do the following to keep your skin moisturized:
- Only spend 5 to 10 minutes in bathing as excessive washing leaves the skin dry because it washed off the skin’s natural oil
- Do not use abrasive scrubs, wash cloths, and bath sponges because they damage the skin’s surface
- Use hypoallergenic cleaning detergents