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Walk into any beauty shop and you will meet customers busy looking for the next best skincare product. The need to look youthful and to have radiant skin is one which we cannot deny. There are more than enough products out there that claim to heal and rejuvenate damaged skin. Before you grab one and spend a fortune on skin care regiments, you might want to consider some of the less pricey ways you can easily care for your skin.

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Skin Care


Our physical, mental and emotional well-being is a function of the environments we find ourselves in; both physical and social environments. Smoke filled environments, for example, have a drying effect on our skin and cause it to produce free radicals that fast forward the process of aging and damage our skin in the process. Dry air also has a negative effect on your skin condition. A simple solution to having dry air indoors would be to make use a humidifier. The type of water; whether hard or soft water; you use to clean up with combined with the type of skin care products you use also determines the resultant quality of the skin. Hard water is known to deter lathering up of soap products which prompt us to use more of them in order to obtain the desired amount of lather. By doing so, you expose your skin to drying caused by excessive use of such products. Soft water, on the other hand, fails to completely wash off soap products thus leaving soap residue behind. It is important to first understand the type of water you are using before choosing any skin care products to go with it. On the social scene, stressful environments do more harm than good. Stress causes the body to release adrenaline and cortisol hormones that are responsible for breakouts in the skin. This is especially so for those who suffer from acne.


Diets are an integral part of our health. It is often said that you are what you eat and rightfully so. For those who are battling with acne, it is advised that you stay away from a healthy daily diet. Also drinking green tea instead of coffee in the morning increases your chances of attaining healthy skin as it keeps the collagen from in your skin from being destroyed. Foods such as tomatoes, blueberries, and kiwis are you natural remedy against sun-induced skin damage, skin dryness, and wrinkles. These foods are rich in vitamin C and therefore double as immune boosters. Foods high in zinc enhance the formation of collagen in your body while fatty foods such as fish and nuts help keep the skin hydrated.


A good workout helps you improve the blood and consequently oxygen flow in your body. By so doing you are ridding yourself of the waste that accumulates in your cells improving the quality of your body and therefore your skin.


A good night’s rest is the ultimate secret behind the radiant healthy skin. Seven to eight hours of sleep daily is recommended. Sleeping allows your body time to repair the damage incurred during the day.