Taking Care of Your Skin
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Tips for Healthy-Looking Skin
by N J Howell
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This is part two of a three-part wellness focus article, featuring information on antiaging treatments. Read part one for more skin care information.
First Step for Healthy-Looking Skin: Proper Cell Hydration:
Having healthy skin starts with proper hydration of the cells. You must drink enough water to allow your kidneys, liver, spleen and colon performing their important, perpetual cleansing work. Inadequate water intake is the number one reason for unhealthy skin, in my opinion. Water is also directly related to skin care in that using unfiltered water to shower in deposits chlorine on the skin, which has a drying effect and is also toxic to delicate facial tissues.
Since the skin is our largest eliminatory organ, it is vital that we keep the skin clear of toxins. Drinking chlorinated water hampers the body from staying clean through the added burden on eliminatory organs to remove the chlorine. Having an alkaline ph puts the body in the optimal state for healthy functioning, elimination and regeneration.
Tip Two for Healthy-Looking Skin: Leave the make-up off:
If you are one of those women who feels naked without her makeup, you may put it on even if you are not going anywhere. Try leaving it off. Let the skin breathe. And of course, never go to bed with makeup on...not even the natural makeups. Let the skin breathe. Use natural make-up without a lot of chemicals and preservatives.
Up your antioxidants. As I mentioned before, a lot of the same skin care products that address anti-aging contain antioxidants. But you don't have to buy an anti-aging product to get antioxidants into your skin. Get them on your face from the inside out. Some powerful anti-oxidants include grapeseed extract, mangosteen juice, goji juice, acai berry juice, kombucha, COQ10 and blueberries. Blueberries can provide powerful antioxidant protection and contribute to healthy-looking skin from the inside out. In fact, blueberries are being talked about in the health community at large because of their superior antiaging and antioxidant properties.
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Skin Care Disclaimer: Just because a skin care product is natural doesn't mean you can't have an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions can happen with just about anything you put on your body or consume. If you have sensitive skin or a history of allergic reaction to skin care products, look for the word hypoallergenic in addition to the word natural. Also, you can always do a patch test by applying a very small amount to an inconspicuous area of your skin, like the underarm, before applying all over the body.