Sunday, February 1, 2009

Perfect Skin - the Do's and Don'ts

Do exercise

People who are physically fit look good and feel good. Exercise brings more oxygen and nutrients to the skin so that it is firmer and better nourished. It is also thought that exercise slows down aging. A regular exercise program will help to lengthen your life, improve your appearance, build your self-confidence and reshape your figure. Exercise also benefits the skin by helping to maintain a clear circulation, calming the nerves and promoting a deeper, more revitalizing sleep. So move more, be younger, look better!

Do use products

You should cleanse your face every day using three different products. cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Use products only for your skin type (i.e. Oily, dry etc). Note that SkinStore offer 5% off you first order.

Do drink water

Water is essential for the hydration of the skin to keep it moist, soft, supple and clear. Loss of moisture from the skin is one main cause of wrinkles. You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Do rest

We don't get enough rest or sleep and are often tired. The average amount of sleep we need is 8 hours a night but less than half of us only have 5 to 6 hours. Not resting or sleeping properly will start to show as you age. Not only does lack of sleep make your eyes puffy but will make your skin look dry and dull.

Do eat properly

It is very important that you maintain a proper diet. You should eat at least five portions of fruit or vegetables a day to keep your vitamin levels up. Take multivitamin if you don't think you are getting enough. Try to avoid fatty foods as they cause spots and will make your skin greasy.

Don't smoke

Cigarette smoking robs the skin of its vitality and potential for being smooth and attractive. Smoking also restricts blood flow and toxin to and from the skin. People who smoke have a depleted, pallid complexion and skin that wrinkles prematurely.

Don't stress out

Not only is stress bad for your physically as well as mentally but it is also bad for your skin. Your face can break out with spots, inflammation and make it sensitive and dull looking. So chill out!

Don't fry

Avoid rays when they are strongest always use a high factor sunscreen (SP15 or higher). Don't over do sunbeds. Sunbeds also damage your skin and can cause dryness as well as skin cancer. The safest way to get a sun tan is to FAKE IT.


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