Some people don’t think they have the time for specialized skin treatment, but that is totally a myth! Anyone can have great skin and it won’t take more than the time it takes you to finish a cup of joe!
Get started with your new 20-minute regimen by keeping track of a few items and follow these no-nonsense tips!
#1. Hydrate, then hydrate some more!
This one is super simple! A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Try to eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, and most of all, drink lots of WATER! H2O! Drinking plenty of water will keep your skin full of hydration and will keep you healthy as well.
Health officials have varying views of how much water you should drink a day. Most say around 8 glasses of 8oz, or 64oz. This is 1/2 a gallon. Others say that you should drink continuously throughout the day. Most people should drink more water anyway, so drink up!
#2. Manage Your Stress
Stress is a four-letter word for many. We all have to deal with stress at some point, but uncontrolled stress can cause a lot of chemical reactions in your body. Those chemicals can cause acne and other skin problems. If you want truly healthy skin and a healthy mind, be sure you take the steps to manage your stress. Whatever you need for stress relief, do it! Get some rest, learn to say no, and make the time to do things you want to do.
#3. Put Down the Cigarettes
For the third tip, it’s pretty simple. You have to stop smoking. Smoking makes you look older and also helps you get wrinkles. When you smoke, it makes your blood vessels narrow in the upper layer of your skin. As the blood vessels narrow, enough blood doesn’t flow through your skin, which gives you a pale look. Your skin will also lose oxygen and nutrients as the blood flow is restricted.
The wrinkles from smoking are caused by the damage of collagen and elastin, the elements that provide your skin with the strength it needs. Ever seen someone squinch their face all the time? The repetitive expressions will cause wrinkles as time goes by. The same goes for smoking. The repetitive movements of smoking (lips, squinting eyes, etc.) will cause wrinkles in those areas.
If you need help to stop smoking, be sure to ask your doctor for tips and treatments!