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How To Treat Yourself Right

By Chikodi Anwasi
19 September 2021   |   12:00 pm
We all want to look so good and end up going for expensive products. They work, no doubt. But there is a clause; that it is expensive doesn’t mean it is perfect for your skin, you need to know what products work regardless of the cost. Now, have you ever wondered why some people look…

Lady applying face cream | Photo_loreal paris

We all want to look so good and end up going for expensive products. They work, no doubt. But there is a clause; that it is expensive doesn’t mean it is perfect for your skin, you need to know what products work regardless of the cost.

Now, have you ever wondered why some people look as good as they do, even without make-up or expensive wear? There are several factors, including genetics, that could cause this. However, their secret might just lie in this article.

Fruits and Vegetables: As much as we might try to deny it, our skin naturally ages and ageing can be sped up by overexposure to sunlight, chemicals, and poor nutrition. Treat your skin right by consuming a lot of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that help to protect the skin from cellular damage caused by radicals. Eat at least three portions of fruits and vegetables daily. Apples, carrots and fruits rich in Vitamin C act as antioxidants. They support the immune system, heal blemishes, and promote radiant skin. They are also needed to produce collagen. Excellent sources of Vitamin C also include Guava, Kiwi, sweet potatoes, amongst others.

Water: Our skin needs moisture to stay flexible. Medical practitioners advise us to drink six to eight glasses of water daily because even mild dehydration can cause our skin to look dry and tired. If you like the option of adding lemons to your water, that is also great, as one of its functions is to prevent kidney stones. But be careful: drinking too much lemon water can damage the tooth enamel. Herbal and caffeine-free teas are excellent too. In addition, fruits like watermelon and cucumbers are also good; as they will increase the rate, your skin and body are hydrated.

Drink water and exercise. Photo: Ezyfit

Exercise: This has been shown to relieve stress. Although researchers are still investigating, studies show that the sebaceous glands which produce oil in the skin are influenced by stress hormones. Exercise gives your skin a slight glow and helps your skin look healthier because it increases blood flow when you work out. Exercise can also help to deliver oxygen and nutrients, which promotes collagen production and is also helpful for anti-skin ageing.

Sleep: According to Olszewski, “Your skin goes through much of its restoration while you sleep. If you cut back on sleep, you are reducing the amount of time the skin has to repair, which can affect the way you look.” Your body repairs itself while you sleep, which leads to a list of benefits for your looks. Getting good sleep gives you glowing skin, less puffy eyes, a happier and healthier appearance, fewer wrinkles, and many more benefits.

Wash your face with lukewarm water: Bathing with lukewarm water, not hot water, allows our oils to warm up a bit, allowing a proper cleanse.

Moisturise: Moisturising daily is very important for every skin type because it prevents dry and flaky skin, wrinkles from forming.
Moisturising helps the skin stay young, and the best time to moisturise is after a bath, shave, or exfoliation. If a moisturiser does not solve your skin problem, consult a doctor because it could be a sign of an underlying health issue.

Be happy: Keeping yourself happy can be a struggle as we all have issues in life, but no matter how much the struggle is, find a way to maintain happiness as this radiates on your skin. Even without applying anything to your skin, you will be complimented.

True, there are amazing products out there but if you do not know what is good for your skin, you will end up purchasing and using the wrong products for your skin type. Our skin is an indicator of our health and lifestyle.

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