Our skin does a lot for us. It is our body’s protective shield and keeps us actively functioning. That’s why it’s important to look after the health of our skin and keep it looking and performing to the best of its ability.  

Your skin goes through a lot in a day, from environmental changes and air pollution, to being constantly touched by your fingers and hands. All of these daily exposures can leave skin looking and feeling tired and worn out, whilst affecting the health of it. 

There are simple ways and very adaptable practices you can take to keep the health of your skin in the best condition.

Use the right products

It can be quite overwhelming when looking through the many skin brands and products which are available on the market these days. 

It is important to do some research and use good quality skin care products that are not only high in quality and performance, but also suit your unique skin care needs. 

There’s no use using skin care products for dry textured skin, when you are struggling with oily or combination skin. Using the incorrect products can actually be more harmful to the health of your skin, and can cause unwanted breakouts and blemishes.

That is why it is important to recognise your own unique specific skin needs, and use the correct products to target those problem areas effectively.

Lock in moisture

Daily moisturising has so many great benefits for our skin and is a necessary step in looking after and maintaining its health to a high degree. 

Skin moisturisers keep the very top layer that is exposed to daily air toxins and pollutants hydrated to seal in necessary moisture. 

Creating that protective barrier for our skin is vital in keeping its health intact, and keeping the space within skin cells even and smooth.

Maintain a healthy diet

As effective as moisturisers are, they only work skin deep. Monitoring and controlling our diet can have a much deeper affect on aspects such as controlling the ageing and complexion of skin. 

It’s easy to forget sometimes, but whatever foods and drinks we consume on a daily basis can have a direct effect on the health of our skin. 

There are some foods that contain important ingredients and nutrients to keep our skin looking and feeling healthy, such as mangoes which are high in antioxidants helping in the protection of skin and maintaining high levels of collagen. 

There are several other foods and drinks, such as certain teas that can be consumed for the benefit of your skin health. 

Research has also found that maintaining a calorie-controlled diet can benefit the health of skin greatly, as reducing the intake of calories is directly linked with slowing down the cellular aging process. This can reduce aging of skin sufficiently, directly affecting its outward appearance and inward health. 

If you’re looking to improve your skin health and transform it to be in the  best condition it can be then it might be worth having regular facials or consulting a professional beautician to keep it looking perfect.

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Author bio – Sarah Lawson is a regular contributor to the Friday-Ad blog. She is an outreach and content professional. Her articles cover a wide range of topics from business advice to health and beauty

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