November is National Healthy Skin Month — Tips To Keep That Youthful Glow
Hey there! Your girl, Baby J here for your Mid-Day Motivation! I'm excited to share a new feature on my show called, 'Mid-Day Motivation.' It's a feature that focuses on you living the best life for you, mind, body, soul and spirit. To kick things off, I'd like to share tips and tricks to keep your skin healthy and that sexy, youthful glow intact!First things first, let's talk about your skin. Did you know it's the largest organ in the human body? That's right, an organ. Meaning, that like any other organ -- you take care of it, and it will take care of you. Get more information from the American Academy of Dermatology.
Skin comes in three types: Oily, Combination and Dry.
No matter what your type of skin, there are ways to combat acne, lines and wrinkles. Yes, a lot of this is common knowledge, but making sure you practice each tip is key. Here are our tips to keeping your skin young and healthy:
1. Moisturize Daily
Your skin needs to stay hydrated to be healthy. There are many products that can help you obtain maximum moisture. My favorite is Vaseline Intensive care lotion with cocoa cutter. Works great! Experts say it's important to moisturize at least twice a day. (Sometimes more during the cold weather months)
2. Use a moisturizer that contains SPF
And use it year-round. Not only when the Summer months are here, but even during Fall, Winter, and Spring too. Your skin has to constantly combat and adjust to weather changes. Wind, cold, humidity, and heat can cause wrinkles if you aren't moisturizing year-round.
3. Drink water
Duh! We know the rule -- 8 glasses of H2O daily. But, did you know that drinking alcohol dries the skin out? Combat this with drinking more water. Water is good for a ton of reasons, but your skin will glow with proper water intake.
4. Try to control Stress levels
Relax, relate, release ... stress! Stress not only is bad for your overall health, but it actually ages skin. We all have deadlines and stress-filled life events, but managing that stress works wonders for your skin. Schedule some you time, get a massage, retail therapy, or even time with your mate can help reduce stress.
5. Eat a well-balanced diet
Eating a well-balanced diet full of B Vitamins, and Omega 3's is not only good for your skin, but is great for weight management. Your skin reaps the benefits of folic acids, and vitamins you ingest from your diet, so eat a healthy variety of nutritious foods. Don't forget fruits and veggies!
Take care of your skin and it will take care of you. After all, it's the skin you must live in. Keep it happy, and in return, it will make you happy.