Who wouldn’t want to have clean and shiny skin? The cold and bad weather of the winter has put our skin to a severe test , leaving it damaged an dehydrated. So now that summer came , we would rather hide our body and avoid public beaches! However there are ways around this problem..
Five natural ways to hydrate your body:
No1. Drink water! We all know that the human body is composed largely of water and that to be healthy you have to drink a lot. But not all do, yet it is the most natural and effective way there is to have beautiful and shiny skin. By saying that you have to drink a lot it’s recommended for men to drink approximately 3 liters and women around 2.2 liters . The best advice is to carry with you a bottle of water during the day, so that it will remind you to drink and help you keep track of how much you have drunk.
No2. Apply moisturizers. Even for very dry skin, start with the basics. Moisturizers work by sealing your skin so that the water cannot evaporate easily. Moisturisers that are made of oil remain on the skin for longer period and are most effective when applied to the skin after bathing. Slightly dry your skin after bathing and apply moisturizer while your skin is still damp. This will keep the water on the surface of the skin for a longer period of time.
No3. Bathe in body temperature or warm water instead of hot , for no more than 15 minutes. Long, hot baths and showers are found to remove the oils from your skin. Also, use mild cleansers and creams instead of soap. Ingredients in soap are often drying and may contain harsh chemicals. If you use a soap, select delicate soaps made from oils or fats.
No4. Use a humidifier. The air inside a house can be dry and remove moisture from the skin. A humidifier is a device that adds back moisture in the air. Extra moisture should help relieve dry skin and itching.
No4. Eating healthy is very important to maintain a shiny skin. A combination of healthy foods such as vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit and cereals is the best medicine for the look of your skin as well as your overall health. Increase the amount of raw vegetables you eat to get plenty of vitamins and try to include in your diet foods like eggs, onions, asparagus and garlic . The sulphur that these foods contain increases the smoothness of the skin. Also you should limit caffeine and alcohol which are working against the hydration of your skin. And lastly have to quit or cut down smoking as it is a bad habit and it has a bad effect on the look of your skin.