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Things that You Can Do for a Healthy Glowing Skin

Updated on February 23, 2017

A healthy glowing skin is a reflection of your lifestyle. Eating healthy, exercising, and sleeping well all contribute towards making your skin radiate with good health.

Your stress level also affects the health and appearance of your skin. Here are things that you can do to achieve a healthy glowing skin.

Include food for healthy skin in your diet

A well-balanced diet is essential for a healthy glowing skin. Include colorful vegetables and fruits in your daily meals.

Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin. Vitamin A is responsible for repairing damaged skin cells. Low-fat dairy products are rich in Vitamin A.

Antioxidants protect skin cells from damage due to free radicals and keeps the skin healthy by fighting off infections and aging of the skin. Green tea, fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and plums are rich in antioxidants.

Green tea also has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that help to fight infection and inflammation of the skin.

Fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6 are essential for strengthening the skin. The best sources of fatty acids are canola oil, flax seeds, walnuts, and fish.

Healthy oils such as extra virgin olive oil are a good source of essential fatty acids. These oils help to keep the skin supple and moisturized.

Selenium is a mineral that protects the skin from the harmful UV radiations of the sun. . When selenium content is high in skin cells, the damage of the skin due to UV rays of the sun is lessened considerably. Whole wheat bread, muffins, cereals, turkey, tuna, and Brazil nuts are good sources of selenium.

Water is essential to keep the skin soft and supple.

Using a sunscreen

Exposure of skin without sunscreen for a long time can damage skin cells and cause the appearance of wrinkles and age spots on your skin.

Choose sunscreen lotions with a broad spectrum of SPF 15. Apply sunscreen on all parts of your body exposed to the sun. Apply generously, every two hours if you are outside. Remember to apply sunscreen immediately after swimming.

Avoid the sun during 10 am to 4 pm because this is the time when UV radiation from the sun is at its peak. Apply sunscreen even when it is cloudy or when you are in a room with glass windows.

Dressing to protect your skin

Wear full pants and long-sleeved shirts for protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when going out on a bright sunny day.

Cleansing your skin

Skin cleansing is important to maintain a healthy skin. Exfoliate to remove dead cells from your skin. There are many types of loofahs that are available to use while bathing. Loofahs help to remove the dead skin cells. Choose a gentle facial scrub for the face.

After exfoliating apply a moisturizer. Use a moisturizing lotion after a bath to lock the moisture in your skin. Remember to apply a moisturizer even after washing your face. Use cosmetic products that suit your skin.

Before going to bed remove all makeup to prevent infections and breakouts.

Stop Smoking and Drinking Alcohol

Smoking narrows the blood vessels in the outermost layer of the skin and reduces blood supply. When blood flowing to the skin cells reduces enough oxygen and nutrients do not reach the skin cells to keep them healthy.

Smoking also damages the collagen and elastin fibers that are responsible for strength and elasticity of your skin.

Do not consume alcohol or atleast reduce the intake. Alcohol can cause dry skin. It can also make your skin appear red and bloated. Alcohol can reduce the Vitamin A content in your body. Vitamin A helps to get rid of dead skin cells on the surface and produce new skin cells.

Lack of Vitamin A can cause dry, flaky skin and can lead to your skin taking on shades of grey. In order to prevent the start of lines, wrinkles and dull skin stop drinking alcohol.

Exercising

Exercising improves blood circulation and helps to keep the skin healthy. Make exercise a part of your daily routine.

Blood circulation is essential for healthy skin because nutrients and oxygen required for skin to be healthy are delivered to the skin through the blood.

Sleeping Well

Have a good night’s sleep. Dark circles can appear under your eyes if you do not get enough sleep.

Sleep helps to relax the facial muscles, smoothes the lines on your face and prevents the appearance of wrinkles.

Following a healthy lifestyle is vital to keep your skin in the best of good health,

References

WebMD

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      suzettenaples thank you and yes moderation and healthy diet works wonders!

      vocalcoach thank you and yes diet and exercise definitely helps.

      Sunshine625 thank you drinking water keeps the skin hydrated and glowing with life!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Excellent tips! Drinking water is essential for a healthy glow. Well done, Vellur!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Stopped by for a quick review. So much good information on this hub. Diet is very important. I think exercise helps the skin as well.

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Really good article on the skin. I think every woman can benefit by reading this. (And, I guess the guys too) Moderation in everything and a healthy diet do help the skin. Thank you for reminding us of that.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      AudreyHowitt thank you and yes all is well, out here.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Such a great hub! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      vocalcoach you are taking good care of your skin. Thank you for the vote and share.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I've noticed how my skin improves on a diet of wild salmon and vegetables. I also wear sunscreen regularly and exercise. Thank you for this informative hub and reminder to take care of our skin - our bodies largest organ. Up and sharing!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      tillsontitan, oh yes dark chocolates are rich in antioxidants and delicious too! Thank you for reading and the many vote ups, much appreciated.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Well done Vellur! Certainly good reminders of what we should be doing. I have to add one antioxidant, dark chocolate...my favorite.

      As we age it is even more important to take care of our skin and this is a great reminder.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      dghbrh thank you for reading. Thanks for the share and vote up too.

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Nice hub dear friend like always. Well researched and very nicely presented. Shared and Voted up useful.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Jackie thank you, and yes not eating junk and greasy foods keeps the skin clear. Your mother was wise.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great skin tips! I try my best to keep my skin healthy. I was very lucky as a teen to not have a bad complexion and no scars from that and I owe that to my mother who did not let her children indulge in junk and greasy foods that really cause so much trouble! Great write. ^+

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      Cygnet Brown 3 years ago from Springfield, Missouri

      All great points in this hub. If we major in the basics of good health, our skin will show it! Also, if we realized how sensitive our skin is, we would be careful about what chemicals we put on it.

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      Cygnet Brown 3 years ago from Springfield, Missouri

      All great points in this hub. If we major in the basics of good health, our skin will show it! Also, if we realized how sensitive our skin is, we would be careful about what chemicals we put on it.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Keerthana the color of your skin does not matter, you are beautiful as you are. There is no need to feel bad, this article is about healthy skin and not about the color of your skin.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Keerthana the color of your skin does not matter, you are beautiful as you are. There is no need to feel bad, this article is about healthy skin and not about the color of your skin.

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      keerthana 3 years ago

      my skin colour brown so i feel bad plz give me best tips for improve my colour

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Annacia, thank you for reading , will keep writing on skin care.

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      AnnaCia 4 years ago

      Very good hub. Keep bringing us important tips like these. Thanks

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      LissaHewitt am happy you found my hub useful, thank you.

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      LissaHewitt 5 years ago

      Wow this was really helpful

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      unknown spy thank you for stopping by and your wonderful comment.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Bravo Vellur! this is wonderful and very useful.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Hi!! Thank you for visiting and am happy you found my hub useful.

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      Levertis Steele 5 years ago from Southern Clime

      This is a helpful hub. This eating variety helps skin and whole body--the exercise, too. Thanks!

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      Nithya Venkat 6 years ago from Dubai

      debbie roberts am glad you found my hub useful. Thankyou for reading and commenting.

      AudreyHowitt thanks for stopping by and reading. Thankyou for your comment and am glad you know about selenium.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Great information---I think we underestimate how much of an impact our diet has on how we look and feel--I know that when I feel dehydrated, I also feel really sluggish--and I have heard that sufficient water is important not only for skin but for general health--I had not considered selenium though--thank you!

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      Debbie Roberts 6 years ago from Greece

      Some very good tips in your hub. I think sun damage is the worst thing for our skin, but if we keep ourselves healthy in general then it does show in our skin, which your hub points out. A useful hub.

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