Tips for Healthy Skin and Hair

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Healthy skin and hair is not available in packed bottles. This requires a lot of hard work and patience. There is no beautician who can promise you beautiful skin and hair in an instant. You need to go the ‘natural’ way and ensure you get this for keeps. That means, you can retain your healthy skin and lustrous hair for a long period of time. You will definitely need to make changes in your life style, diet and other habits, but it is totally worthwhile.

  1. Concentrate on Drinking water:

You can get the desired healthy skin and hair only if you are well hydrated. This means, you need to ensure you drink a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. Skip all those aerated drinks and sodas or tea and coffee when you are thirsty. Reach for that bottle of clean and clear water. With persistent dehydration you tend to lose the skin’s elasticity. You can also get itchy and dry skin and might develop early signs of ageing.

For a little change, you can add some lemon or herbs in your drinking water. If you exercise on a regular basis and live in hot weather, the intake of water needs to be much more.

  1. Select the Food you eat:

A well balanced diet ensures the intake of all the required nutrients not only for your skin and hair but also for your overall health. Including vitamins A, vitamin C, D and E besides Zinc can ensure good skin health. These are also antioxidants which can prevent the skin from ageing and damage.

Adding blueberries with your breakfast is one sure way of including antioxidants in your daily diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are also considered as essentials for the skin health. Try eliminating inflammatory foods as these can lead to multiple skin allergies and also damage the skin.

  1. Eliminate Stress:

You find most of us tend to break out in acne when we are stressed. Stress can trigger inflammation, which leads to different skin problems like eczema, allergy, psoriasis or even acne. Life is definitely full of stress but it is important to find a way out. Listed below are few tips to help you get rid of stress.

  • Make time for yoga
  • Meditate every day
  • Concentrate on Art, Dance or Music
  • Spend quality time with family and friends
  • Spend time with pets
  • Connect with nature

Not many are aware that looking after the health of your skin can benefit your overall health. The skin is the largest organ of the body which can protect you from different viruses or bacteria. This also regulates the temperature of your body and acts like a filter. Skin goes through constant growth with new cells emerging after the death of old cells. Every aspect of our life affects the skin.

Skin that is healthy produces Vitamin D when exposed to the sun. This vitamin is important for many functions of our body. Thus it is important to ensure good skin health.

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