1. Drink water
With just a little bit of dehydration your body stops functioning optimally. When you are dehydrated your skin starts to degenerate, which makes it look dry, dull and watery.
2. Eat foods high in antioxidants
Antioxidants are the strongest defense your body has to fight disease, premature aging and inflammation.
The best sources of antoxidants are:
Blueberries (and all other red fruits)
Green tea and white tea
Free radicals accumulate in our bodies and are the common denominator of many diseases, as they damage the structure of our cells. There are thousands and thousands of antioxidants and phytochemicals (which is what gives color to fruits and vegetables) that help neutralize them. You need to consume a very large variety of antioxidants. Do not always eat the same thing because you will be missing important nutrients. Better vary fruits, vegetables and cook a dish with a rainbow every day.
3. Fight inflammation
Inflammation has been associated with a wide range of diseases (Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular problems, cancer and all types of chronic diseases). In addition, it affects the quality of your skin, increases the visible signs of aging, including wrinkles, and makes that you have more acne.
What causes inflammation?
Almost everything we like .. Allergies, stress, toxins, caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, sugar, saturated fat and fried foods. The good news is that inflammation can be attacked with an anti-inflammatory diet that contains many fruits and vegetables, fish with omega 3, garlic, ginger, sweet potato, seeds, whole grains (bread with a light brown tone does not count), eggs , olive oil, avocado, nuts, smoothies, vegetable juices and superfoods.
4. Beware of the sun in excess
Small amounts of sun make your body produce vitamin D (very important), but a lot of sun damages your skin. 15 minutes in the sun is fine and does not supplement with vitamin D3. On the other hand, if you are going to spend more time do not forget your lenses and sunscreens that use zinc or titanium dioxide.
5. Opt for natural beauty products
Most beauty products contain very strong chemicals. When you choose, look at the ingredients and become a detective. Today there are many great brands that use natural products. Remember, the skin absorbs a lot of what you put on it.
6. Your diet
Nutrition is the most important thing to build and repair each of your cells. The regeneration of healthy skin occurs every 3-5 weeks and your skin is built from your diet. If you only eat garbage, your skin will look like a dumpster and the aging process will accelerate.
The women with the best skin quality that I know follow a very good diet. That does not mean that they are overwhelmed and do not eat anything. It is about looking for a balance and taking food that comes from nature. No processed garbage loaded with preservatives and chemicals. When we talk about food, the rules are super simple: the less adulterated, the better the food. If you like apples, it seems perfect to eat them but do not eat a pop tart or an apple-flavored muffin (which has nothing). If you like chicken it’s fine but do not buy a chicken full of antibiotics and hormones, then sliced and packaged with preservatives.
More than a glass of wine daily destroys your face, dehydrates you, inflames you, promotes collagen destruction at the hands of sugar (alcohol = sugar, sugar = obesity, aging and disease) and also ends with your liver. What happens if your liver does not work? Your skin will look very bad.
8. Smoking is no longer cool (that is, not cool)
Simply quit smoking. It’s terrible for you, very bad for the people around you and, more than anything, it’s a serial killer for your skin. Causes damage by free radicals, dry and age your skin. In addition, it reduces the circulation of blood in your face (so there will be less oxygen) and increases the toxicity (which can be seen in the form of pimples or hives). As if that were not enough, it causes your lips to wrinkle permanently, causes your skin to turn gray and, in case you still do not know it, there is not the slightest doubt that it causes cancer.
For all weekend smokers, a recent study showed that occasional smokers suffer a decrease in all their cardiovascular functions for a week. All these toxins do not leave your body (or the poor person sitting next to you who does not smoke) with an exhalation, but stay for many days. So, if you smoke every Saturday night, that means you have vital process reduction all the time. POINT.
9. Beware of public enemy number
Sugar damages collagen and elastin which will contribute to wrinkles. Sugar is a wonderful formula for aging fast. When I talk about sugar I do not mean only the white powder that you put in your coffee in the morning, but everything that has white flour, pasta, honey, fruit juices, soft drinks and especially what contains high-grade corn syrup. fructose (think of the coke you have in front).
Sugar creates inflammation and also adheres to collagen in the skin, which results in a series of reactions that will eventually form wrinkles.
10. Eat good fats
Go ahead with the avocado, olive oil, flaxseed, seeds, nuts and fish that contain omega 3 (the farm ones do not have). Eliminates trans fats or hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, since they oxidize everything and your skin is not saved.
11. Clean your body
The accumulation of toxins in your body causes short and long term damage. A detox program (the more juice the better) is important, since your body can use all the energy it normally spends to digest in cleaning, repairing and rejuvenating.
Your skin is not only the largest organ, but also has its function in the process of detoxification. It is not the star of this process, since the intestines are the ones that do the heavy work, but if your digestion is not good you Skin will act like a very angry and irritated teenager and then pimples and wrinkles will sprout.
Tip: Drink a glass of water with lemon or apple cider vinegar because it helps a lot to alkalize and detoxify.
12. Manage stress
High levels of stress cause aging hormones to go off. Try to do yoga, to meditate, to get a massage, any activity that helps you to level out the stress.
13. Beauty Sleep
Your skin regenerates when you are asleep. Make sure you sleep between 7-9 hours a day. Sleeping is the best anti-aging cream that exists. Not sleeping affects your mood and your health. Humans who have a very rare disease known as “fatal familial insomnia” will die in a few months. Sleeping is not a luxury it is a human need. This should be your number one priority if you want to improve your skin and your health.
Exercise increases the circulation of oxygen and nutrients in your body. Eliminates toxins through sweat which makes your skin firmer and cleaner.