What is your skin regimen for younger & more beautiful skin? The biggest thing for me is routine cleansing & moisturizing. Now in my thirties, moisturizing has been my main focus whereas in my twenties it was about acne care. I’ve tripled the amount of moisturization to keep my skin hydrated along with using effective anti aging skincare products. I’m also realizing the benefits of natural & organic beauty products in terms of the effect they have on the skin. Of course, plenty of sleep & fluid intake is essential.
Have you ever considered that what you put into your body has a noticeable impact on your skin, in some ways even more so than what you put on your skin? Here are some great tips (via US Magazine) from Dr. Wu, the author of “Feed Your Face” teaching us when it comes to your skin, you are what you eat!
1. Eat a good breakfast, since this will keep your blood sugar balanced all day – which fights breakouts. Make sure it has a balance of protein and carbs. Examples: Oatmeal with nuts on top; eggs and whole wheat toast; Greek yogurt and fruit.
2. To fight wrinkles, make sure you eat green and yellow veggies at least once a day. The cartenoids and other antioxidants can protect your skin from the sun and fight the free radicals that break down collagen over time.
3. Got breakouts? Avoid dairy, which has been linked to acne. Instead, pour soy almond milk in your cereal or coffee.
4. Keep a food diary or keep track of your meals in your iPhone or Blackberry. This way you’ll know what you’re really eating.
5. Trade coffee for green tea, which can help fight sun damage and wrinkles.
6. Snack on almonds or walnuts, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids to help dry skin feel smooth and soft.
7. For thick, healthy hair, eat green beans. They’re one of the richest sources of silicon, a naturally occurring element that strengthens hair and nails.
8. Have a healthy snack every three hours. This will prevent blood sugar swings, which can damage your skin’s collagen and lead to wrinkles.
9. Eat dark chocolate! Full of antioxidants, and no, it doesn’t cause acne — unless it’s super sweet milk chocolate.
10. Stay hydrated with water, club soda, or caffeine free drinks. Dehydrated skin looks dull and saggy.