Part of being excellent for God and feeling good about yourself is making healthy choices when it comes to your physical self. Did you know that the lifestyle choices you make affect the overall look and health of your skin?
You’ve taken the quiz. Now, let’s talk more about the facts.
Each of the categories mentioned in the quiz affect your skin in some way. Did you realize that your skin is one of the organs of your body? That’s right! No wonder the way you treat your body affects your skin, just like it affects all your other organs – heart, liver, kidneys, etc.
If you want to have healthier, more radiant skin, here are some helpful tips:
Water – Drink plenty of water. This means at least eight 8-ounce cups per day. Water is necessary to help get rid of toxins and waste from the body. It’s also needed to help cells function properly. Drinking water is just as important as all the lotions and moisturizers you use.
Food – Eat fruits and vegetables high in ANTIOXIDANTS, which have been found to help reduce the amount of free radicals in your body which damage skin cells and can cause wrinkles. Some of these fruits and vegetables include: blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, beans, artichokes, and russet potatoes.
Exercise – Exercise regularly. It gives you many health benefits, not just healthier looking skin, but also helps boost your mood, reduce stress, sleep better, and increase circulation, which helps get rid of wastes in your body and helps you heal better.
Sleep – Get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Obviously, when you’re sleep deprived, your face shows it – dark circles under your eyes, puffiness, and paleness. But when you get a decent night’s sleep, you give your skin more time to repair itself.
Stress – Eliminate it as much as possible! Stress can be good for you at times, but it can also increase the amount of free radicals in your body. It may cause your skin to break out, whether with acne, hives, eczema, itching or inflammation. It also may suppress your immune system, dehydrate you, thin your skin, and make it difficult for your skin to repair and renew itself. To reduce stress, work on your deep breathing skills.
By the way, smoking and alcohol consumption have negative affects on your body and, therefore, your skin. If you indulge in either of these things, kick the habit now!
There you go girl! Let your good health and inner self shine through!
~ The RadRev Team
Fact Source: www.webmd.com
WebMD has a Personal Skin Evaluator which you can take. Click here to check it out.