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The Importance Of Skin Care

Updated on March 24, 2013

Perfect skin is in. And it has been for a long, long time. Probably the only change over the years is the fact that not just women but men too are now very conscious about looking after their skin. Little wonder that anyone in the beauty industry with a nose for money is hell-bent on not just providing products to fill these needs but also constantly researching to create new ones. It’s a great and profitable industry to be in as advertising new products means people rush to try it out. Today, you’ll find that paying to have good skin has become a matter of course.


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Does it really have to be so? So many of our grandmothers had peaches and cream complexions without resorting to beauty aids. All they did was to take a bit of care of their skin. Let’s take a look at some of the simple things we can do to care for and maintain our skin before we run off to pay hundreds of dollars for beauty out of a mini-sized tube.

The first cardinal rule is cleanliness. You have to get rid of the dirt and grime as well as the dead cells that tend to collect on your skin so it can breathe. All you need to do is to wash your face often, especially in the morning and at night. Use soaps that are mild as many of them contain harsh ingredients that could harm the skin a lot.

What also puts the health in your skin is exercise. The more you move, the better your circulation and it shows up as glowing skin. So say goodbye to a sallow complexion by taking a brisk walk at least three times a week or putting in a couple of hours every week at a nearby gym. What you need to do is to make your exercise a regular part of your routine and not a once-in-a-while kind of activity. So start slow and build up to more times a week if you feel good about it. And you will because exercise is a great mood lifter too.

Then add the water to your diet. Lots of it. Water flushes out the toxins in the body and that makes for a great complexion. Every time you reach for a sugary, fizzy drink, tell yourself water is better. So you cut out the sugar and the fizz and replace it with a drink that is oh so good for you. The eight glasses a day works like magic on your skin, your digestive system and your temper….all of which of course comes back to making sure your skin looks great.

The sun’s great for everyone but you can get too much of it. Excessive exposure to the sun could mean hyperpigmentation and could just lead to more serious skin afflictions. So be moderate in your sunbathing.

Smoking of course can cause skin damage thanks to your circulation not being as good. The skin tends to become thinner and that means it ages quicker. Smoking also makes you purse up your mouth which leads to wrinkling around the mouth and nose areas much sooner.

Most of all, you have to learn to relax. Stress is really a big No-No for your skin and can make you break out in spots and acne, not to mention faster wrinkling. A light heart and a ready smile go a long way to a great skin.

So try these everyday easy-to-do tips first and we’re quite sure you won’t have to throw away a lot of money on the latest beauty product on the shop shelves today.

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