The skin is an amazing organ. It can stretch to allow movement. It can filter impurities from both the inside and the outside. It can heal itself. And it can constantly rebuild and rejuvenate itself.
But as versatile as your skin is, sometimes it needs a bit of help to function properly. That’s where your daily habits and activities come in. With just a few small changes, your skin will look younger, feel smoother, and repair itself better than ever before. This ultimate skin rejuvenation guide will show you what you can do bring back your skin’s natural glow.
1. Reduce Stress
When you’re stressed, your body releases hormones that can cause such skin related problems as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, and others. In addition, stress can make you neglect other behaviors, like diet and sleep, that can have a profound effect on your skin.
To reduce stress, be sure to get regular exercise. Not only is it good for your skin, it’s good for your whole body. Try going for a thirty-minute walk. If you want to increase the health benefits, try going for a jog or jumping rope.
Techniques like yoga or meditation are a great way to reduce stress. Meditation and yoga can help to reduce the amount of stress hormones present in the body. This, in turn, can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure and cellular health. And healthier cells can have a direct impact on the look and feel of your skin.
Take 30 minutes and sit quietly while you clear your mind. Listen to some relaxing music or sound effects while you meditate. When you’re comfortable meditating, try adding in some light yoga exercises to increase the health benefits.
2. Improve Your Diet
Your diet can have a major impact on the way your skin looks. Sugars, chemicals, and additives found in processed foods can, over time, cause you skin to lose its natural glow and become wrinkled and dry. By eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, and taking a multivitamin daily, you can help smooth out existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming.
Eat healthy foods
Improving your diet doesn’t have to be a major undertaking. Even small changes can reap big benefits. Try snacking on one (or a few) of the 6 superfoods mentioned in this article. You can also incorporate these skin-rejuvenating foods as sides in your regular meals.
Drink plenty of water
Drinking at least 8 cups of water a day is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin healthy and supple. Your body is over 50% water and that water needs to be replenished just like the healthful vitamins and minerals we get from the foods we eat.
If you find it difficult to remember to drink at least eight cups a day, try carrying a water bottle and making it a point to fill it up two or three times a day. Adding a bit of flavor—like natural lemon or lime juice—can make drinking your water more enjoyable.
Take a multivitamin
Our body needs a wide variety of vitamins and minerals to function properly. Sometimes, we don’t get all the vitamins we need through the foods we consume. That’s where a multivitamin is helpful. The multivitamin can fill in the nutritional gaps that we may not even know we have.
Multivitamins contain beta-carotene, C, E, and A. These antioxidants help fight the skin damage caused by free radicals. The best way to get these antioxidants is through food. But even the most perfectly-planned diet can have deficiencies that a multivitamin can remedy. A multivitamin with breakfast every day won’t hurt you in any way but it could have profound effects on your skin. What have you got to lose?
3. Protect Your Skin From Sun Exposure
Sun exposure can be one of the most damaging factors for your skin. Too much sun can cause freckles, rashes, inflammation, and even accelerated aging. These conditions can leave your skin looking dry, wrinkled, loose, and dull. At its most extreme, prolonged sun exposure can lead to skin cancer.
The best way to protect your skin from sun exposure is to cover up. If possible, wear light, breathable fabrics with high neck lines and long sleeves. To protect the neck, consider wearing a light scarf. And, if possible, wear a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face.
Always wear sunscreen
Covering up is not always practical so be sure to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen. In fact, wear sunscreen whenever you leave the house. Even sitting in your car during your commute exposes you to the sun’s rays and makes wearing sunscreen all the more necessary.
Be sure to use a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30. No sunscreen can shield you from all the UVB rays, but an SPF 30 can block 97% of them. Apply sunscreen before you leave the house. For maximum protection, reapply every two hours.
4. Get Plenty Of Sleep
Sleep is another natural process that has a profound effect on your skin’s health. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases the stress hormone cortisol. This hormone can produce inflammation in various organs of the body including the skin. Sleep diffuses cortisol’s effects on the body and gives your body the time it needs to repair itself.
Try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night. To make that easier, don’t eat a heavy dinner too close to bedtime. In addition, try not to drink any water after 8 p.m. to reduce the need to get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. It’s also helpful to sleep in a cool, dark, and quiet room.
5. Use The Best Skin Rejuvenation Products
Even the best of skin rejuvenation routine needs a bit of help sometimes. That’s where professional rejuvenation products like SiO Smoothing Patches come in.
We all know that a cleanser and a moisturizer are essential for keeping your skin healthy and smooth. But getting the right cleanser and moisturizer can be difficult. SiO Beauty’s Décolleté Cleansing Discs are specifically formulated to remove dirt and sweat so your skin can breathe and heal. Use these cleansing discs at night to prepare your skin for 8 hours of rejuvenation.
For true décolleté repair and wrinkle-prevention, use SiO Beauty’s SkinPad. This unique system is designed to be worn while you sleep and to create a microclimate between the pad and the skin that facilitates and accelerates the skin’s natural healing.
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