The condition of your skin serves as an essential indicator of health. Lack of basic care can cause skin problems. If these problems are not evident now, they will become more prominent and difficult to manage as you age.
There are some rules you can't ignore when it comes to keeping your skin healthy. We recommend that you implement these action steps, as follows, immediately for best results.
Drink plenty of water - this one is obvious, but often overlooked, and needs repeated emphasis. We understand your life is busy, but that doesn't negate the fact that clean water is less of a priority. On the contrary, you have to drink more when you are out. Drinking water makes your skin glow and keeps it hydrated, especially on a hot summer day. We know that temperatures in Spain can reach unbearable levels in the summer, so carry a bottle of water and keep drinking even if you're not thirsty. Your skin will thank you later.
Use sunscreen - this rule is so important that it's amazing how many people neglect to put on sunscreen. We expose ourselves daily to the sun's harmful rays. People who spend long hours in offices tend to discount using sunscreen because they are indoors anyway. However, even ten minutes of sun exposure without protective sunscreen can do much more harm than good. One thing to consider is that Spanish summers are very hot. Please get into the habit of not only applying sunscreen first thing in the morning, but also applying it repeatedly throughout the day.
Exercise regularly - For glowing skin, you should exercise at least three times a week, if not every day. Or start with three times a week and gradually work up to getting some exercise every day. A balance of strength training and cardio is ideal for getting in the best shape of your life. Exercise gets the blood pumping and carrying oxygen to all parts of the body, providing nutrition to the skin and overall health. Therefore, our advice is to find the best exercise that works for your body - the options are many. You have yoga, pilates, running, swimming and many more activities to choose from. Over time you will see a huge difference in your skin.
Showering after a workout - yes, the post workout glow is amazing. However, right after a workout, it is mandatory to go through the showers. Sweaty bodies and gym clothes are a breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to breakouts in sensitive areas like the face and upper back. So, if you want to avoid pimples and breakouts, make sure you don't leave too much space between exercising and showering. You should use good quality shower gels, body washes, shampoos and conditioners.
Eating the right foods - The foods we put into our system can either improve the health of your skin or wreak havoc on it. Therefore, it is essential to do research and be much more aware of what goes into our bodies. The best way to be aware is to spend time cooking, as only when you cook, your knowledge of nutrient intake increases. Sometimes the nutrient quotient depends on the way you cook your food. Some components that should be part of your dietary plan include fish, nuts, fruits, vegetables, among others. Green tea is an antioxidant that works wonders for the health of your skin.
Don't forget vitamins and supplements - skin care and its associated routines require a lot of little things that you need to be aware of. Vitamins and supplements play a role in skin care. Collagen is an essential aid to skin health and is found in the skin, nails, hair, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. So if you take vitamins and supplements containing vitamin C, this promotes collagen formation by contributing to normal collagen formation for normal skin function.
At Holland & Barrett Spain, we have a variety of collagen-based vitamins that you can choose according to your needs. Our range of vitamins and supplements is extensive, so click here to see what else you can use.
Removing makeup - Many people put on makeup daily. However, they tend to shirk the responsibility of removing their makeup before going to bed. They tell themselves it's okay to remove it the next morning. This will never be a good idea because the same ingredients that are used to make you look good can cause a skin reaction when left on for long periods of time. And also the skin care that is supposed to be done afterwards is what makes the skin look young and supple. Therefore, you should maintain a day and night skin care regimen, and it should include, at a minimum, a cleanser, toner, and face cream. Look for products that work for your skin that have a high hydration component that allows you to feel and look hydrated throughout the day and night. At Holland & Barrett Spain, there are moisturizers, skin oils, bath bombs and salts, hand creams and much more for your skin care benefit.
Skin care is important, and listed above are some basic steps you can take to keep your skin healthy.
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