These are some more common tips:
- Limit Bath Time – because long hot water can strip the oils from your skin
- Avoid Strong Soaps – again these can strip the oil from your skin.
- Shave Carefully – always use clean razors and a lotion or gel
- Pat Dry – After washing gently pat your skin dry so that some moisture stays on your skin.
- Moisturize Dry Skin – Find what works for your skin type for daily use and consider SPF
These are all great recommendations but we wanted to add a few more…
Eating a diet of fresh foods, especially lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean proteins can help keep your skin healthy and looking great. Research has not directly linked acne and diet, but they do recommend a diet rich in vitamin C and a low in unhealthy fat and processed or refined carbohydrates to keep skin looking younger.
Stress is another area we tend to look at for effects on skin. Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne and other skin problems. Also smoking, too much sun exposure and alcohol affects the look and texture of our skin.
What Should We Be Doing…
Several things we can do to help protect and maintain healthy, younger looking skin is eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and find solutions to protect our skin on a daily basis.
Starting first with a healthy diet of lean protein, fresh veggies and fruit and drinking at least ½ your body weight in ounces is a great start. At Transformation Fitness and Wellness we preach eating real food, provide meal plans and hold you accountable by looking at your food journal and giving feedback.
Next we recommend supplementing your skin first with a good cleanser. We have used several different cleansers and one we have found to work really well is the AdvoCare
SYS Cleanser. What we love about the cleanser is its hypoallergenic; no residue, and removes dry, dead skin cells and has a fresh clean scent. By removing dead skin cells you help your skin generate new skin cells.
“I personally really like the AdvoCare Cleanser and have been using it for a year consistently because it uses lemon, orange, bilberry, sugar cane and green tea extracts and leaves my skin feeling and looking great. I have always struggled with acne and with using this cleanser I have not seen the frequent breakouts that I used to. Also it is a cleanser that does not break the bank at $24.95!” – Arin Lindauer
Another great product is the Day Lotion from AdvoCare. In addition to eating healthy, exercising and staying hydrated by drinking water, we recommend a daily lotion to hydrate and protect your skin from environmental stress and pollution. Also it is important that this barrier contain SPF of at least 15.
“I have been using the AdvoCare Day Moisturizer and I like that is not only moisturizes my face but it protects it from the sun with SPF 20.” Tony Lindauer
These are just a couple of recommendation to protect your skin and fight the aging process. Sometimes it is the smallest things that can help keep us feeling and looking good but it is easy not to do them. The skin is very forgiving but it can show us how well we are treating our body year after year.
I hope this has been helpful and if you need any help with your health, wellness (including your skin) do not hesitate to reach out. We offer a Free Consultation!