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Tuesday, 04 September 2012 08:32

Is Your Lifestyle Destroying Your Skin?

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You might spend time, effort and money on the top treatments and skin care products, but is it all in vain? If you living an unhealthy lifestyle the evidence is more than likely going to show up in one of the most obvious places, your skin. Here’s a list of a few things that can take your skin from glowing to dull and unhealthy in no time.


Dehydration


The skin is the largest organ of the body so it’s no surprise it too can become dehydrated if you’re not staying properly hydrated. As you probably guessed the best way to stay hydrated is to consume the recommended daily amount of water to be sure your internal organs and your skin stay healthy and function properly. Not to mention, skin dehydration leads to fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin color and the horrible dry feeling. To keep that glow, pick up the H₂O!

 

 


Lack of Exercise 


The subcutaneous tissue area contains a network of arteries and lymphatic’s that circulate through the skin and contribute essential materials for growth, nourishment and repair of the skin, hair and nails. The lymphatic system keeps this essential distribution of blood and nutrients flowing and it is stimulated by exercise. So not only will you feel better for putting in that time at the gym, your skin is going to thank you for giving it what it needs to function at its best!

 

 


Smoking


Smoking is one of the most effective ways to ensure your skin ages at a dramatic rate, making you look much older, much faster. Cigarettes deprive the skin of oxygen, destroy the collagen and elastin, and create deep wrinkles (especially around the mouth and eyes). Smoking can also cause the skin to have an uneven tone and makes the skin more susceptible to age spots. If you are concerned with your health and your skin, put down the cigarette.

 

 


Diet


If you’re on a fast food diet, it’s going to show up on your skin. The skin is an organ, and therefore also benefits from what you’re ingesting and the nutrients it contains. Staying away from over processed food and consuming natural foods rich in Vitamin A ( fruits and vegetables) and essential fatty acids (fish and nuts) will help support skin cells. A healthy diet will keep your skin fresh and glowing and your body thanking you.

 

 


Environmental Factors


We’ve all heard the warnings about the sun, but it’s necessary to take them into account if you want healthy skin. Sun exposure leads to wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and potentially skin cancer. It’s important to wear an FDA approved sunscreen anytime you will be exposed to sunlight to protect your precious skin from receiving unwanted damage.