For many people, looking young can lead to feeling young. While laser treatment certainly offers an excellent avenue to achieve this, there are other ways you can maintain your healthy skin that can also be quite enjoyable! This typically incorporates keeping your skin adequately hydrated, which is one of the keys to naturally maintaining a healthy and glowing appearance. There are multiple ways you can achieve this, whether it be through diet or hydrating creams, there are many options that you can use to fit your lifestyle. We should make it clear right away that constantly washing your skin will NOT lead to better hydration, as counter-intuitive as it might seem. In fact, those who are required to constantly wash their hands are often the victims of dry, cracked, or irritated skin. So let’s see what the options are.
Staying properly hydrated through keeping up with water intake is one of the most popular ways to keep your skin hydrated. In this way, you are essentially hydrating from the inside out, allowing your skin to use only the water it needs, and obviously without all the scrubbing and corrosive soaps!
To many peoples’ surprise, many different food items can also be highly beneficial for maintaining healthy skin. The two most practical ways to do this is to keep up on your omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E intake. Here is a list of different food items that can go a long way in this regard:
- Nuts – Most are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help moisturize your skin and protect it from the elements, particularly the sun’s UV rays. Nuts are also pretty high in Vitamin E, which also helps protect against UV radiation by combating oxidative stress of the skin cells, so you’re getting the best of both worlds with nuts!
- Fatty Fish – This can be a delicious and fancy meal, and also great for your skin! Fish like salmon, trout, albacore tuna, mackeral, and herring are great sources of omega-3 fatty acidsd as well. Maybe this can help make the decision easier next time you’re browsing the menu!
- Avacado – Delcious, healthy, convenient, and versatile, avacados are one of our favorite ways to stay healthy and boost the appearance of skin at the same time. Yum!
Moisturizing lotions are one of the best ways to keep your skin healthy nd protected from the outside. The only word of caution here is that now you have to deal with dubious marketing claims and high prices. It’s really a shame that “Dermatologist Recommended” really doesn’t mean much when it’s on almost every moisturizing cream’s package. Being referred to a dermatologist and discussing your needs and wants is a solution, but that can also be a hassle and usually a long wait if you don’t have any underlying skin conditions.
Our suggestion is to find something paraben-free, and ideally, free of dyes and perfumes. Cetaphil is a good value lotion that can go a long way, but if you need something more heavy-duty, resources involving professionals who are constantly washing their hands probably provide the best experiental advice, for example, Nightly Nurse is where we often refer people if they want to browse for hand lotions.
That’s All For Now!
These are just a few of the options you can use to improve your skins health and maintain that glowing youthful appearance. Simply keeping these in mind and regularly incorporating these into your routine, whether it’s moisturizing in the morning or before bed, or keeping some nuts or avacados around as typical snacks, a little bit can go a long way. Your skin will thank you!