The skin is your body's largest organ — and you may notice some changes in it as you age or your lifestyle shifts. Luckily, there are ways to protect your skin from the wear and tear of life – without undergoing surgery.
Try some of these techniques to protect your skin from future damage in natural and rejuvenating ways.
Collagen is a significant protein in human and animal bodies and it can help your skin look younger, stronger and have more elasticity. It can also keep your joints functioning well, so it's an essential protein.
Collagen can be found naturally in bone broth — which many think has healing properties — or you could take collagen supplements. The extra help is sure to benefit your skin.
A skincare routine can change everything if you notice your skin has fixable issues. Dry spots show you need to moisturize more often, while acne could come from not using a cleanser.
Look at your skin's needs, then match up the right skincare products to help solve any issues you may have. Above all, every skincare routine must include sunscreen and moisturizer to protect your skin.
If you eat junk food regularly, you shouldn't be surprised when your skin begins to reflect your poor diet. Planning your meals out ahead of time can help you purchase the right groceries to make balanced meals benefitting your body in several ways — not just in the quality of your skin. Anything with some healthy fat like avocados or fatty fish can work wonders for your skin's appearance.
Some people want to focus more on the blemishes on their skin than anything else. If you have acne getting in the way of your happiness, you can change your diet by adding more anti-inflammatory foods like garlic to your meals.
Many foods naturally fight bacteria, so changing your diet may be the key to reducing your acne. Alternatively, you can use a deep cleanser to fight breakouts. Once you have clear skin as a result of altering some parts of your life, you'll know how to avoid significant acne in the future.
Sunscreen is one excellent way to protect your skin from the sun's rays. While most sunscreens over SPF 50 are suitable for adults to wear to protect them, mineral sunscreens are better than chemical alternatives for children and possibly you.
Mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin — a big difference from chemical sunscreens, which the body absorbs. Mineral sunscreens are a more natural substitute and safer for all types of skin, especially eczema-prone people.
Some people think facial yoga exercises can help your skin look younger. These exercises can strengthen the muscles in your face — particularly in your cheeks, forehead and around your mouth — to make them appear firmer and plumper. Since the exercises are easy to complete, they may not be a bad idea for anyone who wants to strengthen their skin.
If you've tried everything and your skin still feels dull, try exfoliating. With some gentle abrasion, you can remove the top layer of dead skin to reveal more glowing skin underneath.
You should aim to exfoliate your face and body only once a week, but you might exfoliate more frequently if you have a lot of buildup. Dry brushing is another great option, as it can improve your circulation while removing dead skin from your body.
You won't be able to have your early 20s skin for the rest of your life. It may be difficult to cope with the signs of growing older, but you don’t need to make major alterations to maintain healthy skin.
With natural remedies and healthy habits, you can maintain a healthy complexion and feel confident in your own skin.
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