Over the last couple of years I have really started to put in much more effort when it comes to looking after my skin. I currently have a great nightly routine which I follow, I have found products which work for my skin type, the Luminescence range from Jeunesse has some of the most amazing skin care products and I’d highly recommend them, and I have also managed to focus on the most important aspect, cutting out bad habits.
I am often amazed when I see people spending great amounts of money on their skin care products, but then follow bad habits which essentially undo what they were trying to achieve in the first place. If you want to cut out the bad habits, you first need to understand what they, let’s take a look.
Smoking is bad for your health for so many reasons, it can affect your teeth, your organs, your blood and just about every aspect of the human body, including your skin. Smoking harms your skin in many ways, it dries it out, it discolours your skin, and it can also cause wrinkles and lines on your face from the practice of smoking. Crows feet are a very common occurrence for smokers and if you want great looking skin, it is time to ditch the cigarettes.
Drinking 3 litres of water each and every day is not something that is difficult and it can have a hugely beneficial impact on the appearance of your skin. It is somewhat surprising then to learn that not enough people take on as much water as they should and this can have a negative effect on how your skin looks. When your body gets dehydrated as a result of a lack of water intake, the body uses water form other areas, to aid organ function. One of the areas where the body will suck water is from the skin and this can leave your skin looking dry and flaky.
Sleep is one of the most important things that you will do each day and getting enough of it has a huge range of health benefits. You should be having at the very least, between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night. The reason why this is so important, especially for your skin, is that when your body is asleep, this is the time that it recovers, rejuvenates and repairs.
Fatty foods are of course bad for your health and they can cause you to gain weight, but they can also have a poor effect on your skin. As your body breaks down and stores fats, the grease that comes from them is pushed out through the pores, leaving you with that shiny and dirty skin which you may see from time to time. Avoiding fatty foods is of course very good for your body on the whole, but especially so for your skin.