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Simple Tips to Radiant, Young-Looking and Healthy Skin

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Have you tried our Skin and Mind Clarity Cleanse? Skin-rejuvenated feeling after, right? Here are other things you can try to achieve that radiant, young-looking and healthy skin we all wanted.

1. Work it out!

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Regular exercise doesn’t just benefit your fitness—it does wonders to your skin, too. Research by scientists at Ontario’s McMaster University proves that daily workouts do not just make your skin looking younger, but most importantly enhances skin health at a microscopic level.

One experiment analyzed the skin of 29 women and men with age ranging from 20 to 84. When skin samples were sorted based on exercise habits, they found out that people over 40 years old who exercised frequently had comparable skin to that of people half their age!

 

2. Cold showers for the win!

showerAccording to Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, hot water strips essential skin oils, and creates mild burn. Blood vessels respond to it by dilating in an effort to cool the skin, causing flushing and ruddiness.

“When you are in your 20s, you can take a hot shower, be swollen and red caused by mild burn and recover in an hour. But in your 30s, it may take for your skin to recover in 2 hours. By your 40s, your skin just doesn’t have the ability to shrink back to its original state which makes you stay ruddy all the time.” Choose cold showers over hot instead!

 

3. Wear sunscreen, everyday.

90% of wrinkles are from sun exposure, according to various skin researches. And although you have heard it a million times, wearing sunscreen regularly (not just on your beach getaways!) is still the easiest and simplest way to look younger for life!

Look for a formula that offers protection against UVA rays (the ones that cause premature aging) and UVB rays (the ones that can cause skin cancer).  It is much easier to prevent the damage like brown spots, wrinkles and other skin diseases than to fix them afterwards.  That means no slaking during the not so sunny days, when rays are just as strong.

 

4. Detoxify your skin.

Warm lemon water in the morning is a very good way to detoxify your skin. Lemon juice helps flush out toxins as it increases the rate of urination in the body. Thus, toxins are released more quickly which helps keep your urinary tract healthy too.

The vitamin C component as well as other antioxidants helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes, as well as helps to combat free radical damage. Vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.

 

5. Stop touching your face.

“Picking—even lightly—can permanently damage skin,” says Armenakas. “I actually have patients whose skin cleared up with no medications, just because they stopped touching it.”

Every time you press against a pimple, it causes inflammation and distress to the skin. At the same time, bacteria are pushed deep inside the pore, and the oil glands burst, causing even more trauma, more acne, plus discoloration and scarring. If you want to pop your pimples, leave it to the pros and schedule regular monthly extractions.

 

6. Doze off well every night.

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Get eight hours of shuteye as your last skin move of each day. When you are sleep-deprived, you miss out on your skin’s natural repair mechanisms. This puts stress on your body, making it release more cortisol and adrenaline that trigger breakouts and skin problems.

 

7. Strip off your make up before bed time.

SONY DSC“Most makeup contains a sugar-type molecule that can grow yeast overnight,” says Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine. Dozing off without removing your makeup doesn’t just clog pores, it can cause skin dandruff and excessive dryness. So no excuses, never ever go to bed with your makeup on. Use a gentle, oil-free cleanser that quickly melts away everything from waterproof liner to mascara.

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