Did you know that our skin cells are constantly changing? In fact, the skin you see now will entirely change (regenerate) itself in a month’s time. It is really important that proper care is taken to maintain health of our largest body organ. So what are top tips for a glowing outlook?
15% of skin cells are made of water. Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday to get rid of dryness and wrinkles and eliminate the waste. Water is needed for new cells to grow and stay plump.
A BALANCED DIET
Balanced nutrition is crucial as the derived vitamins, Minerals and proteins would feed into cell regeneration and facilitate new cell movement to the upper layer. Choose fresh and wholesome foods over processed versions. Our diet choices also help the blood vessels in dermis to support cell growth.
CATCH ENOUGH SLEEP
A sleep deprived mind and body is well reflected in our largest organ. More importantly skin cells grow much faster when we are asleep! Additionally lack of sleep effects our immune system and can lead to various skin related health issues.
AVOID UV SUN RAYS
While morning sun 8-10 AM is essential for Vitamin D generation, one should avoid the afternoon Sun 10 AM – 4 PM when strong UV rays can damage the cells. Over exposure to UV rays can result in skin cancer.
EXERCISE AND SWEAT IT OUT
While exercise would pace up blood circulation, sweat generation would help flush the toxins out of your system. So, get moving and sweat it out! Remember to clean your skin with lukewarm water after workout!
Exfoliation facilitates movement of new skin cells to the top layer. Additionally, the old cells if not removed can form a rough and uneven layer of dead cells. Exfoliation also unblocks the pores and activates new cell turnover. Choose natural alternatives such as honey, fruit and vegetable peels, fresh juices.