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February 19, 2012

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girl with naturally glowing skin Who doesn’t want natural glowing skin? Overtime cellular build up on the surface of the skin can cause skin to look dull and dry.  Every woman wants to have flawless, flowing skin just like the celebrities we see on TV, on the cover of magazines and in movies. But who has the money and staff to keep up with the celebrities. For us normal people getting natural glowing skin takes time and comes from well cared for skin. It normally takes 3-6 weeks to see radiant results on the skin. Follow these daily skin care tips to jump-start the skin renewal process and reveal smoother, fresher, younger looking skin.

 

Wash Your Skin

Healthy skin renews itself every 2-4 weeks. You can encourage your skin renewal by washing your skin on a daily basis. Washing your skin removes dirt, grime and toxins that accumulate on the surface of your skin throughout the day. To avoid losing the moisture in your skin, limit your shower time to 10 minutes. Also, use warm water not hot to open up and cleanse your pores. Ditch your bar soap and replace them with gentle cleansers or moisturizing body wash. Deodorant bar soaps can be harsh on the skin stripping it of moisture and leaving your skin dry, itchy and irritated. Body washes are less abrasive and can contain natural oils to put moisture back into your skin.

 

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the process by which you speed up cell turnover on the skin. By exfoliating 1-2 times a week you encourage the skins renewal process leaving the skin better able to repair itself, retain moisture and produce collagen. Although there are expensive exfoliating products available all you really need is a washcloth or a loofah. Lightly scrub the skin in a circular motion to remove dead skin cells to reveal fresher, more vibrant skin beneath. Your skin will look brighter and feel softer. Remember do not exfoliate too frequently.

 

Moisturize

For dull or sallow complexion, your skin needs moisture. Without moisture cellular turnover takes longer, leaving you with less than perfect looking skin. After you shower, don’t completely dry off, allow some of the water left on your skin to be absorbed into your open pores. This will plump up your skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which bounce light away from your skin. Then apply a generous amount of moisturizing cream or lotion in a circular motion all over your skin. Give it time to be absorbed before covering your skin.

 

Drink Water

In addition to externally moisturizing, internal hydration is necessary for optimal cellular function. All the cells in our body need water, that’s why it’s so important to replenish your body’s water supply daily. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day should be sufficient, however exercising and hot climates may require more intake. Drinking water also helps to flush out toxins in the blood stream, keeping skin cleaner and clearer.

 

Eat a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet delivers the appropriate balance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants throughout the body and directly to the skin. Healthier skin cells appear better, fresher and more vibrant. A healthy diet should be made up of a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and proteins. A fiber rich diet will also keep your GI tract regular making sure that chemicals, toxins, preservatives and additives aren’t left in your system to harm your skin. Cut out high sugar foods and high salt foods, which can stretch the skin and make you look bloated.

 

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids should be an essential part of anyone’s skin care routine. They are excellent for the skin because they reduce inflammation and help skin retain moisture. Omega 3’s assist in cellular repair and defend against cell damage. Omega 3’s can be consumed through fish such as salmon, nuts like walnut s or pill form. Whichever way you take it your skin will thank you by glowing.

 

Sleep

Sleep plays a pivotal role in the skins ability to repair and rejuvenate itself. There are plenty of reasons to get enough sleep at night, but its vital for your skin or you will see the difference when you wake up in the morning. Want to keep your cellular renewal on target make sure you get 7-8 hours of sleep a night and your skin will be growing in the morning.

 

Reduce Stress

Stress plays a huge impact on the entire body and the skin. Stress is something that everyone deals with on a daily basis. However it’s how you reduce your stress whether it will affect your skin. The body reacts to stress by producing hormones, which can lead to breakouts and aggravation of skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. By reducing your stress your body will naturally get rid of excess hormones leaving your skin calm. Control your stress by doing something that makes you happy. When you smile it brightens up the face and makes your skin appear radiant.