The New Year is here and it is a great time to reflect on the past year as well as set new goals for the upcoming year. Feeling good and taking care of your body can help put you on the right track for the New Year. Part of taking care of your overall health is keeping your skin healthy.
We have some simple tips that will help you take better care of yourself and your skin in the upcoming year.
Make Healthier Food Choices
What you put on your skin is an important part of keeping your skin supple, glowing and wrinkle free. However, what you eat also effects how your skin looks. One of the best ways to nourish your skin is from the inside out. You can take care of your skin from the outside but if you are not taking care of it from the inside you will not have healthy skin.
Taking the time to think about your food choices is important. First and foremost stay away from processed foods and foods that high in sugar. Instead, choose fruits, vegetables, fishes and low fat meats. Below are some healthy suggestions that will enhance the well being of your skin and your overall health.
Antioxidants help fight the signs of aging and aid in the prevention of free radical damage. Colorful berries such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries high in antioxidants and are a great addition to any diet. You can add these natural sweet treats to yogurt, a salad or just grab a handful for an afternoon snack.
Omega-3 is a good fatty acid which helps fight the signs of aging and keeps your skin smooth and soft. This good fat can be found in salmon, mackerel, walnuts and olive oil. Add some walnuts to a salad and replace your salad dressing with olive oil to get your daily intake of this beneficial fatty acid.
Vitamin C aids in the production of collagen. Collagen is a structural protein that gives skin strength and firmness. Some foods rich in Vitamin C include citrus fruits, red bell peppers and kale.
Staying hydrated is an important factor in keeping your skin and body healthy. It is suggested you drink eight 8 ounce cups of water a day to maintain healthy glowing skin.
If you find that even after drinking the appropriate amount of water your skin is feeling dry and still in need of some extra moisture, apply a moisturizing cream, lotion or oil several times a day.
Spend Time Outdoors
Spending time outdoors has been shown to have many beneficial effects on your body. Allocating time to be outside, whether at the beach, rock climbing or simply walking around your neighborhood on a beautiful day, increases your Vitamin D levels which in turn helps keep your skin healthy.
Working out and exercising is a key to good health. Regular exercise can help reduce stress, manage anxiety, reduce body fat, strengthen your heart, improve your mood and lower your blood pressure. Any activity, from walking around your neighborhood for 30 minutes to a 2 hour workout, can improve your health and your skins wellbeing.
A New Year resolution to make small changes in your diet, along with a daily skincare routine and exercise will help put you on the road to healthy, glowing skin this new year.