Our skin is often the first thing people notice about us, so keeping it healthy and revitalized is often one of the most important steps to making a good first impression. While most people believe that this might be a difficult endeavor, there are actually quite a few easy steps to take to improve the quality of your skin, in addition to regular cosmetic treatments.
Staying hydrated is absolutely imperative to maintaining healthy skin. We at Accent On You stress the importance of hydration. Our skin cells are partially made up of water and keeping them hydrated prevents them from drying out and causing wrinkles. In addition, when we are properly hydrated our body works more effectively to flush out any toxins the cells might be storing.
If you struggle with the boring taste of water, consider adding some lemon to the mix. In addition to creating a tastier beverage, lemon helps the body shed toxins and maintain stable pH levels.
Of course, exercise is good for the muscles and body toning, but it can actually be good for the skin too. The increase in activity allows the body to sweat out any toxins that may have been building up in the skin.
Muscular movement also increases the body’s blood flow. Our skin cells rely on healthy circulation to keep them nourished and vitalized by providing them with oxygen and nutrients that are necessary to function properly.
Exercise also helps us reduce our stress levels, which we all know can contribute to random breakouts. Whether you’re going to a yoga class, taking a walk around the neighborhood or lifting weights at the gym, be mindful of being active at least once a day.
The benefits of this step may not seem so obvious at first, but rest assured they are real. A gross amount of dirt, microscopic bugs and oil gather on our sheets when we sleep. Your pillowcase can get especially dirty, which is why regularly washing sheets, blankets, pillowcases and clothing like jackets, hats and sweaters are so important. If you’ve been experiencing unruly skin try increasing the frequency of your bedsheet washes. We bet you’ll see a difference.
This final step is just as important as the rest. Moisture is to skin as water is to cells. Keeping your skin moisturized can prevent wrinkles that are often caused by skin that has been dried out, but it can also prevent the body’s need to produce acne inducing oils.
Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is one of the only board certified plastic surgeons in Dallas Fort Worth. Accent On You offers a variety of cosmetic procedures that can help get your skin achieve a blemish-free appearance. Learn more by contacting our expert team today.