Skin Care 101: Five Natural Ways to Maintain a Glowing and Youthful Skin

“Glowing skin is a result of proper skin care. It means you can wear less makeup and let the skin shine through.”-Michel Coulombe

A well-regarded doctor has once said that healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness. In this regard, healthy, radiant and beautiful skin is not only to enhance one’s aesthetics but to improve one’s health as well. Indeed, possessing skin that is both glowing and youthful has been known to be a bastion against aging and having your age reflect on your façade. Unfortunately, for most women, this would take a great deal of effort and commitment. For this reason, they hoard on skin care products such as Belo cancer free products that promise them a more youthful radiance—each one promising to be more efficient than the last. While some of them do have meritorious effects, none of them can really compare to the results of adopting a good skin care regimen.

So, while the proverbial fountain of youth remains non-existent, it might be a good idea to know how to properly take care of your skin. Listed down below are some of the things you can do for a more youthful and radiant skin:

1.) Hydrate

This article cannot stress the importance of consistently hydrating every now and then. Water does not only replenish lost electrolytes and keeps the body hydrated, but it ensures that your skin looks its best as well. Even with the smallest amount of dehydration, your body functions less optimally. So, if you do not wish for your skin to look loose, saggy and flaky, hydrate and drink water regularly.

2.) Eat foods rich in antioxidants

When it comes to fighting aging and disease, antioxidants are the best resources you can count on. This is because antioxidants would effectively reduce inflammation and damage which are both causes for wrinkles. Good sources of antioxidants would include dark chocolates, organic green tea, blueberries, raspberries, acai berries, goji berries, spinach, purple grapes and the like.

3.) Opt for natural skin products

An excellent skin care regimen would not be complete without skin care products. However, you should not just choose these products indiscriminately and be a little meticulous with the ingredients contained in them. Many skin care products can be particularly harmful especially if they contain harsh chemicals. With this in consideration, it is best to choose cosmetics, moisturizers that only use natural products. Similarly, before purchasing any product, do a quick research of its ingredients first.

4.) Limit your sun exposure

While small amounts of sun exposure can be advantageous to your skin, letting yourself bake outside would damage it. Indeed, a good dose of vitamin D every single day is beneficial, but that does not mean you should forego any sort of skin protection against the sun either. When you are heading out, be sure to wear a pair of sunglasses and apply sunscreen with a good SPF.

5.) Get enough vitamin C

A diet that includes vitamin C has been associated with smooth, youthful skin as a result of fewer wrinkles. In fact, research has shown that skin exposed to vitamin C for a significant amount of time could yield up to eight times more collagen than those that were not. Collagen is necessary to reduce the typical signs of aging and is an essential building block for elasticity. People conscious about wrinkles would also be pleased to know that collagen is known for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines upon one’s visage.

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Skin Care Products that Should be Paraben-Free

A growing trend of paraben-free products is sprawling the market. Following the trend, the leading dermatology and skin care expert in the Philippines launched paraben-free products as parabens were found to be linked to cancer. Belo product from the Belo Essentials has removed paraben from its list of ingredients to make it safe for its consumers. Parabens are used as a preservative in various cosmetic products. However, it is listed as a category 1 substance by the European Commission on Endocrine Disruption. Parabens are often listed as methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutyl paraben, ethylparaben and poly paraben.

Look out for these substances when using these skin care products:

  1. Facial moisturizers

Parabens are added to the mix of ingredients to preserve the shelf life of moisturizers. Facial moisturizers are used to minimize the loss of moisture from the skin by creating a barrier on the face that gives a plump and healthy appearance. All ages use moisturizers, so it is alarming to find dozens of brands containing paraben.

  1. Anti- aging creams

Signs of aging ranks number one in the list of concerns women have with their skin. The birth od anti-aging creams lessened the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines of the busy and fast-paced women. Including paraben in anti-aging creams may have prolonged its expiration, but it increases the risk of breast cancer development as the skin quickly absorbs it. Anti-aging creams used more than once per day may cause rashes, redness and skin irritation.

  1. Foundation

Foundations come in different types: liquid and powder. Liquid and powder foundations are applied on the face and neck to even out skin tone and cover unwarranted blemishes. Some foundations contain SPF, making it a necessity and part of the daily skin care regimen. Regardless of the formulation, foundations include some parabens as to allow the products to last a long time. Liquid foundations have a shelf life of six months while loose and compact powder foundations can be stashed for a year.

Being aware of what makes up these skin care products is a step to becoming a responsible and conscious consumer. Going paraben free is not only for the improvement of the well-being but also changes the beauty and cosmetic industry one product at a time.

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