Top skincare experts recommend we simplify the way we care for our skin. Rigorous research shows healthy, beautiful skin will never be achieved with mainstream, chemical-based cosmetic creams and lotions. Findings indicate the best way to support a young, firm complexion is to avoid those things which damage your skin and, consistently, take advantage of resources which make your skin healthy. Below, you will find their latest tips for getting the best results.
Avoid These Damage-Causing Things
Too much sun – UV rays from sunlight age your skin faster than anything else. Free radicals produced by these rays attack and cripple healthy cell function. Crippled cells can’t produce structural proteins and fatty acids which keep your skin firm, smooth, moist and even-toned.
Block the sun with a hat or parasol. Sunscreens are not healthy for your skin because they are made from too many synthetic chemicals. However, if you prefer using a sunscreen, zinc oxide is a safer alternative.
Smoking – Many people aren’t aware smoking also increases the production of free radicals in your body. More free radicals means more damage to your skin cells. When it comes to ruining your complexion, smoking is right up there with over-exposure to the sun.
Chemical-based Creams and Lotions – Most mainstream skincare creams are made with a heavy mixture of synthetic chemicals whose only function it is to, temporarily, hide surface skin problems. Their synthetic molecular structure prevents them from interacting with the natural chemistry of your skin.
Unfortunately, this temporary cosmetic cover is very unhealthy for your skin. It choke off pores, prevents the natural excretion of toxins and exposes you to chemicals whose long-term health effects have yet to be determined.
Take Advantage of These Resources
Water – Here is one of these simplest, but most effective substances you can use to keep your skin hydrated, lubricated and working at tip-top levels. All it takes is drinking a minimum of 8 – 10 glasses of water a day.
Lots of water also keeps toxins from building up in your body. This is important because toxins also create free radicals.
Antioxidant-rich Vegetables and Fruit – Eating more of these foods stimulates your body’s antioxidant activity. Antioxidants are the natural enemy of free radicals. They patrol your body looking for these harmful molecules, and when they find them, they destroy them.
Bio-Active Extracts from Nature – Clinical research has shown that special delivery systems (creams) of moisturizers, emollients and nutrients formulated with high concentrations of bio-active extracts reinforce and support healthy skin cell function. Strong, healthy cells work hard to manufacture lots of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and new skin cells. These structural substances are the foundation of a young, firm complexion.
Skincare experts have identified some of the more potent bio-active substances as natural vitamin E, Co Enzyme Q10, functional keratin, Japanese sea algae, shea butter, jojoba, and avocado oils, and active Manuka honey.
Make no mistake about it. Caring for your skin has never been simpler or more effective. Following these tips provides the critical protection and support your skin needs to be healthy and beautiful.