Healthy Skin reflects Feminine Beauty
For women, their skin is the epitome of their beauty. It is essential for women to keep their skin healthy and glowing with a mesmerizing radiance. Maintaining healthy skin is more than just soaps and creams. Exercise, eating habits, sleep patterns, environment and stress are all important. Oxidation and inflammation are the two deadliest foes of skin. Oxidation is the process where free unstable radicals are produced, which picks up the responsibility of damaging other healthy cells in the body. Free radicals can be produced by air pollution, sun, smoking and poor diet and they are responsible for skin withering leading to premature aging. Let us take a look at how women can maintain healthy skin that reflects true feminine beauty!
EATING AND NUTRITION
Eating healthy is always important. Women need to concentrate more on eating fruits rather than applying them on their face. Unhealthy eating habits can lead to insulin resistance where, the body will fail to absorb and utilize glucose properly. The glucose level will start increasing in the blood and will then start reacting with protein fibers and will lead to the production of waste products which are called Advanced Glycosylation End products. These are nothing but free radicals which make the skin lose its elasticity and skin becomes highly vulnerable to UV rays of the sun.
UV rays can cause wrinkling and sagging of the skin and even worse, UV rays can cause skin cancer. Studies have revealed that eating fresh fruits and vegetables, fish etc. as a part of daily diet helps to keep the skin elastic and delays aging. Eating glycemic food like butter, dairy products, cakes and soft drinks can lead to insulin malfunction and thereby affecting skin negatively. It is never wise to forget water or to give it least importance. Any healthy adult needs to drink at least 3 liters of water daily to ensure that skin retains elasticity.
EXERCISE AND SLEEP
Regular exercise helps is number of ways. First, exercise leads to sweating. This helps to flush out all impurities in skin. Second, it helps to create sebum, which is a natural moisturizer for the skin and helps to keep the skin moist and smooth and helps preventing dryness. Third, exercise improves blood flow in skin and other parts of the body. Blood carries oxygen and feeds the skin with ample amount of oxygen and thereby allowing it to stay healthy.
Body needs proper rest and this happens when a person sleeps well. Because of the result driven society, both men and women have developed the attitude of ‘sleep when you die’. This is not good for skin and overall health. During Delta Phase of sleep the body replenishes, regenerates and rejuvenates. At this stage of sleep, free radicals are dissolved. With less sleep comes stress, releasing the hormone called cortisol, which can lead to premature aging.
ENVIRONMENT AND STRESS
Environmental conditions and stress can heavily impact skin quality. Pollution makes the skin dirty and dull. Smoking can lead to constriction of blood vessels and affect blood flow and thereby lead to shortage of oxygen supplied to the skin. Smoking reduces vitamin A in the body, which is a major antioxidant in the body. Stress on the other hand is bad. As mentioned, cortisol release leads to premature aging and hence, proper stress management is necessary. Listening to music, yoga and good sleep are some of the best stress management methods available.
So, if you really want to bring out your radiant feminine beauty, you need to keep your skin healthy and you need to do that naturally, driven by best practices, which can beat everything bad for your skin. Your healthy skin is your best ornament that is more precious than a diamond!