We spend so much time and money in buying products and in availing of products specifically to improve our face. Most of the time, we tend to forget our body and specifically, our body’s skin.
It is undeniable that although we admit body skin care is important, our knowledge about it is limited. Most of the time, we only ever use lotions to take care of our body skin when in fact, there are tons of other things we can do to nourish it further.
Our body has to be maintained not only internally but also externally for a healthy lifestyle and appearance. So what are the things we can do in order to get glowing, beautiful and healthy body skin? Here are a few tips that you can try to improve not just your skin but your overall health.
- Proper Diet
You’ve probably heard or read this a million times in magazines and television. That’s because it’s true – a proper diet can help give you the best skin you could possibly have. That doesn’t mean you starve yourself to death, though. People tend to have a wrong perception when they hear the word “diet.”
In this sense, “proper diet” means making sure that you eat a balanced meal every day, which are mostly made of green, leafy vegetables, fish and a controlled amount of meat and dairy.
If you have more freedom or money to choose your food, go for organically-grown products. These are free from chemicals and are better for your skin. It is important to avoid bad and unhealthy food habits for this purpose.
We don’t say this enough but it is rather important – drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day! Keeping yourself hydrated is keeping your skin hydrated. When your body lacks of water, the blood gets thicker and more difficult to distribute to other parts of the body. In turn, the body pulls out water from other sources, including the skin cells, in order to keep the blood circulation going.
That being said, not enough hydration could leave your skin dry and dull and could hamper your progress of achieving a healthy skin from head to toe.
Regular and proper exercise is not only important to keep the body fit, it is also good for the skin. Exercise gives your body the chance to flush out unwanted toxins, dirt, grime, oil and other harmful things that might have been inside your body or inside your pores.
Perspiration (sweating) during exercise is kind of like a “spring cleaning” for your pores. It also helps build muscles, which will make your body appear firmer and therefore, younger.
- Taking A bath
As we all know, the basic work to be done regularly in body care is bathing. Bathing twice a day will make you feel fresh and clean. After bathing, moisturizing your skin is the next great step.
Take note, however, that your moisturizer should depend on your skin type. There are various types of skin like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, etc. Mostly, these classifications are done based on the moisture content in the body. If your skin is very dry, then regular use of moisturizer is advised to get a better skin condition.
In addition, use a soap bar that is gentle and is suitable for your skin type.
The dry and dead skin cells should be removed regularly because these could cause tiny bumps and blemishes on your skin. Shower gels are also preferred by many as it is gentler when compared with the soap bars and smells better than them. In addition, you also have to pay attention to your hands and feet; attend to their needs as they are exposed to the harmful environment as compared to the other parts of the body.
For this purpose, sunscreen lotions are advised, which protects the body from the sun’s ultraviolet rays that cause damage to the skin.
- Be Hygienic
Nothing is more threatening to the skin the unhygienic environment. Carrying wet wipes is another remedy to solve the problem of dust and germs, especially if washing your face is not an option in certain situations.
Using antibacterial lotions and hand sanitizers can also provide you with extra protection germs and microorganisms that might enter your skin.
Additionally, remove all the makeup and cream that you used before going to bed because these may block the pores on your skin. You can also use toners to clean your face, although this is not advisable to use every day because toners still contain chemicals.
Your body skin is just as important as your face. Don’t take it for granted!