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5 Quick Tips For Healthy Skin

3 Feb

Having healthy glowing skin is a desire of most people. Whether a teen or an adult, our skin is a large part of our own identity, and how it looks can have a major effect on how we feel about ourselves. In the words of a cliche’ saying “beauty is more than skin deep!”.

There are some quick tips that most of us can follow daily, even on a limited budget and schedule.

1.) Wash your face in the morning and in the evening. Sounds simple enough, but believe it or not, this is one of the first things that I always suggest for those in search of great skin because it is so often over looked as a twice a day requirement. If your skin is not cleaned, exfoliated, or otherwise freed of the day/night you’ve just put it through, it will not glow. By cleansing your skin twice a day, you help to remove dirt, oils, sebum and other nasty environmental elements that can drain your skin of nutrients.

2.) Hydrate your skin at least twice a day. Easiest bet here is to moisturize after you wash in the morning and in the evening. I am not talking about slathering it with oil, but rather soothe your skin with a nice oil-free moisturizer that perhaps contains hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.

3.) Avoid pore clogging products. Some products are naturally heavier than others, and can feel heavy on the skin, but that can be a little misleading…just because the products are heavy, does not necessarily mean that it is the direct cause of unhealthy or congested skin. Look for products that are non-comedogenic, oil-free and even perhaps Dermatologist tested.

4.) Eat a healthy diet. A healthy diet including plenty of fresh produce is vital to maintaining not just a healthy body but also healthy skin. Be sure to consume the daily recommendations of healthy foods and don’t forget those nuts, healthy oils, and lean proteins! Each have nutrients that are vital to healthy glowing skin.

5.) Take control of certain environmental factors that have a negative impact on your skin. Environmental factors whether self-inflictedBeautyTrix or not can mess with your skin. So what can you do about it? If you smoke, stop. In addition, limit your alcohol intake. Your party nights and smoking days do more damage than the embarrassing day after facebook photos or hang over you wake up with! You should also wear your SPF daily rain or shine to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun…and by all mean avoid those tanning beds like a man who refers to himself as a “baller”!

With these quick tips you can take the minimal steps to achieve a measure of healthy looking skin. This in not intended to be an exhaustive list, but rather just baby steps that you can incorporate into your daily life.

BeautyTrix XOXOX

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5 Benefits of Antioxidants

2 Sep
beautytrixWe’ve all heard that to get healthy skin we should consume foods rich in antioxidants. Berries, vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and whole grain are all said to contain healthy antioxidants. But what are the real benefits?

1.) Antioxidants help to combat cellular damage caused by free radicals. They do this by neutralizing the free radicals. Free radicals are unstable cells that attempt to attach to healthy cells for stabilization, in doing so, they cause damage.

2.) Because antioxidants combat cellular damage, they also help provide better looking and healthier skin. Cellular breakdown slows and this facilitates firmer and more youthful skin.

3.) Sustained eye health is also among the reported benefits of antioxidants.

4.) Antioxidants help to keep your heart healthy. Free radical damage is thought to contribute to heart disease. By neutralizing the free radicals, you also increase your ability to fight heart disease.

5.) Finally, antioxidants are believed to help combat cancer. Thought not a cure, by incorporating healthy foods rich in antioxidants and reducing your intake of unhealthy or processed foods, you increase your ability to fight cancer.

As with anything that you put into your body, moderation is key. Too many antioxidants can actually be harmful according to some resource.  Ultimately, we are all responsible for our own health and well being, thus I encourage anyone to increase the intake of fruits, vegetables, and less processed foods. As a general rule of thumb, your food selections should incorporate color. If everything on your plate is brown, you may want to grab a serving or two (1-2 coups) of some veggies or fruit! Add some color.

Be healthy!

~BeautyTrix XOXO

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