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25 Natural Ways To Maintain Youthful, Glowing Skin from Home

16. Avoid potentially irritating foods. Given the increasing awareness of the link between diet and health, many are concerned that dietary factors may trigger dermatitis. In… Rina - May 20, 2020
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16. Avoid potentially irritating foods.

Given the increasing awareness of the link between diet and health, many are concerned that dietary factors may trigger dermatitis. In a recent study, the NCBI has given an overview of potential foods that might trigger dermatitis.  There are eight foods that cause over 90% of food allergies in children, these are: cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, and tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, and almonds).

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In adults, 90% of food allergies are caused by peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. As for things like Rosacea, what foods tend to make it worse? Pungent or sour vegetables like tomatoes, hot peppers, carrots, beets, eggplant, onions, radishes, and spinach. Drinks such as alcohol and hot coffee or tea, which can dilate blood vessels and contribute to facial redness. Foods that release histamine, such as citrus fruit.

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17. Don’t smoke.

Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide, which displaces the oxygen in your skin, and nicotine, which reduces blood flow, leaving skin dry and discolored. Cigarette smoking also depletes many nutrients, including vitamin C, which helps protect and repair skin damage. Smoking can speed up the normal aging process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles. These skin changes may occur after only 10 years of smoking.

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Aside from age, smoking is the strongest predictor of facial wrinkling in men and women. Quitting increases the oxygen and nutrients sent to your skin cells, leaving you with smoother, more supple skin. And while your skin will look younger, you’re not just turning back the clock on your appearance. Quitting smoking before the age of 40 decreases your risk of premature death by 90 percent.

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18. Indulge in a face mask.

Face masks are the perfect skincare treatment to help you with your skincare concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities.  Good quality face masks help purge pores of dead skin cells, dirt, toxins, and excess oil which prevents breakout-causing build-up for clearer skin. Intelligent face masks stimulate sweat gland excretion which helps oxygenate the skin.

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Deep-down hydration infused with age-defying elixirs reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and pigmentation to achieve complexion perfection. Regardless of whether you lean towards sheet masks, clay masks, overnight masks, you may be wondering just how often you can safely use face masks anyway? The consensus among skin experts is that, as long as your mask-of-choice is a hydrating one, you can use it every single day if you wish. However, with just about every other type of mask that is not primarily for hydrating purposes, it’s best to limit or alter your use.

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19. Strengthen your skin barrier.

The skin barrier refers to the outermost layer of the epidermis, which helps protect your skin from harsh elements and holds in moisture, preventing your skin from drying out. You’ll know your skin barrier is damaged when you notice any signs of redness or inflammation, dehydration, itchiness, flakiness or acne flare-ups. A weak or damaged skin barrier is mostly dry or dehydrated so it can’t lock in moisture, making it easier for irritants and bacteria to penetrate the skin. You can help replace depleted skin lipids by applying oils that antioxidant-rich, such as sunflower and safflower oils, which hydrate with linoleic acid.

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Beware of heavily fragranced varieties, such as mint or citrus oils, which can irritate sensitive skin. Products containing panthenol, a vitamin B-5 derivative, also work as healing lubricators, as do products with niacinamide, an ingredient that increases ceramide production and restores skin barrier function. For healthy skin, it can take 2 weeks and up to a month to repair the barrier function. Once your skin barrier is back on full force, you’ll notice a decrease in redness, skin-sensitivity, inflammation, and dehydration!

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20. Get your beauty sleep.

Sleeping beauty had this one right: regular shuteye alone actually makes you look prettier, according to a 2010 study published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers took photos of 23 people after a normal night’s sleep of eight hours and after a period of sleep deprivation. How many hours are necessary for beauty sleep?

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When it comes to snoozing, the magic number falls between seven and eight hours of rest per night. A good night’s sleep can mean good skin health because when you’re sleep-deprived, your body makes more of the stress hormone cortisol.  Getting a good night’s sleep will help to clear up the skin, which allows sleep to improve and, in turn, will improve skin health. For more on the benefits of getting enough rest, have a look at this. 

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21. Take nr+.

NR is a uniquely valuable form of vitamin B3 that increases NAD, the central regulator of metabolism. Because NAD is under attack in conditions of metabolic stress and aging, we take NR to age better and help cells resist the inevitable stresses of life.

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Fasting, or reducing your calorie intake is an excellent method for indirectly boosting the body’s NAD levels. Fasting has been shown to increase the levels of NAD+  the proteins which have been found to slow the aging process.

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22. Keep your makeup clean.

Remember to replace all of your beauty care products every year, and your mascara every three months. Make sure you don’t touch your makeup with your fingers and keep all of your makeup applicators clean and sterile. This kind of careful treatment will keep germs and bacteria at bay.

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When you’re finished with your spatula or pallet and brushes, clean them thoroughly with soap and hot water — every time you use them. A brush cleaner is a great way to get rid of any bacteria on the brush and remove excess makeup as well. You can do the same thing with blush and lipstick applicators.

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23. Keep things lukewarm.

Here’s the cold, hard truth: Rinsing your face with icy water won’t tighten your pores. Using hot water, though it may feel good, can dehydrate your skin. Lukewarm is best, and if you have redness, try cool but not cold water, to help constrict blood vessels. In most cases, the best water temperature is warm. Coldwater doesn’t effectively remove the daily grime, hot water may irritate and dry out your skin. Warm water helps loosen the dirt but preserves your skin’s natural hydrating oils. Hot showers can dry out and irritate your skin.

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Hot water causes damage to the keratin cells which are located on our most outer layer of the skin, the epidermis. Higher temperatures make it easier for the skin to dry out and worsen conditions like eczema. Hot showers can cause you to itch. The heat can cause mast cells (which contain histamine) to release their contents in the skin and cause itching. They can increase your blood pressure, too. If you have problems with high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease, taking a shower that’s too hot can make these conditions worse.

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24. Minimize stress.

Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. This is because stress causes your body to make hormones like cortisol, which tells glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems. other dermatological conditions such as psoriasis, and eczema, and just other rashes are often reported by patients to be linked with their stress level.

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Excessive cortisol production stimulates melanin production which causes the skin to develop dark spots, known as hyperpigmentation. While depression has a disastrous effect on the skin because the chemicals associated with the condition can prevent your body from repairing inflammation in cells. These hormones affect sleep, which will show on your face in the form of baggy, puffy eyes and a dull or lifeless complexion.

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25. Moisturize.

To moisturize is to add moisture to something or make it less dry. … Moisturize is most often used to talk about beauty products, like lotions and moisturizers. If your skin’s dry, oil or cream will bring some moisture and softness back to it. Moisturizing every day can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful to skin and cause common skin conditions like acne. Using a daily moisturizer ensures that the skin’s blemishes are camouflaged.

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It also regulates your body temperature, naturally sheds bacteria from your pores and, thanks to its thousands of nerve endings, allows you to feel harmful things such as extreme heat, cold, and pain. This one is obvious, but if you aren’t moisturizing, you will dry out your skin, and it will get even worse if it’s winter and cold out, or the humidity is really low. Without moisture, your skin will start flaking and appear dry. That’s why keeping your skin hydrated is so important to your overall health.

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26. In summary

Skincare is the range of practices that support skin integrity, enhance its appearance and relieve skin conditions. They can include nutrition, avoidance of excessive sun exposure and appropriate use of emollients. To start, vitamin C helps reduce complexion concerns like dullness, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and texture. Vitamin C is an essential part of skin health. Like vitamin C, retinol has some coveted benefits. It can heal cystic acne, get rid of dark spots, soften wrinkles, and lighten hyperpigmentation.

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If you want gorgeous skin 30 years from now, the choices you make today will help that happen. Beautiful skin is a lifelong process, and developing a daily skincare routine today can help you keep beautiful skin for the future. At the same time, negative skincare routines now can harm your skin for the future. Preventing potential skin problems now is easier than trying to fix skin issues in the future. Taking the time to involve yourself in a skincare routine daily takes less time than having to see dermatologists or address skin issues as a result of neglect down the line.

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

https://www.skinstation.co.uk/blog/best-age-start-regular-skim-care-routine
https://www.thezoereport.com/p/can-you-use-retinol-vitamin-c-together-18700288
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/skin-care/art-20048237
https://www.sharecare.com/health/daily-skin-care/why-proper-skin-care-important

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