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6 WAYS TO MAINTAIN SMOOTH AND GLOWING SKIN

AVOID TOO MUCH SUN EXPOSURE
Too much exposure to sunlight can harm your skin, ultra violent radiation greatly damages skin and causes the production of free radicals which contributed to premature aging and unwanted wrinkles. If you are to go out for outdoor activities, wear hats enough to cover your face and clothes that cover the other exposed parts of your body, protect yourself also by using sunblock creams.

DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS
Our body constantly needs nourishment and water to replenish some fluids lost during activities for the day. Try to follow the universal principle of drinking 8 glasses of water per day including other fluids like fruit juices, avoid softdrinks and other carbonated beverages, it brings no good for your body it only dries up your skin because of too much sugar, plus it has no nutrients at all. It is best to resort to water to avoid a worn out looking complexion.

REGULARLY EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
It helps make your skin fresh and clean all the time because of vitamins and minerals present in fruits and vegetables. It also helps reduced chronic diseases like cancer, the vital nutrients it provide keep the whole body healthy.

TAKE FOOD SUPPLEMENTS LIKE ANTIOXIDANTS
There are instances that our body failed to achieve the daily requirements of vitamins and minerals through food intake, to supplement this lacking requirements, it is best to take antioxidants to fight inflammation and free radicals, ideal food supplements are Vitamin A, E and C they are the best antioxidants our body needed to keep the skin glowing, co-enzyme Q10 and Alpha lipoic acid are best recommended by health experts. Eating carrots, strawberry, avocado and banana everyday has excellent results in maintaining radiant and young looking skin.

GET SOME EXERCISE AND REST
Mild exercise per day is enough to relax our tired muscles, walking and stretching invigorated our body parts especially the joints. It helps strengthen the heart muscles and makes blood circulates efficiently. Our body needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep to recover from the whole day activities. It also rest our tired skin and muscles and bring back the luster. The most important tips of all is to maintain a good positive desposition all the time. It helps you radiate inside and outside.

Antioxidants and its benefits

Human body is supported with natural occurring substances in order to maintain vigor and energy. But as we picks up momentum in aging, our body’s important natural occurring substances decrease making it prone to inflammation and accumulate free-radicals faster. Inflammation and free-radicals greatly damage the body cells.

 

Our body needs protection to be able to function well and prevent the rapid process of aging. However, there are instances that our food intake lacked good amount of nutrients to accomplish the required daily needs of vitamins. What we need to do is take some food supplements to augment these deficiencies. These pro-aging supplements are commonly called anti-oxidants and health practitioners presented these as safe for daily intakes.

 

The following 6 supplements are known antioxidants that have powerful effects in promoting healthy and radiant skin and prevent the rapid process of aging.

 

Alpha-lipoic Acid– this antioxidant supplement is much stronger than vitamins C and E, according to a health magazine. It prevents inflammation in the body which is one of the causes of aging.

 

Coenzyme Q10-is a natural substance found in our body and necessary for the proper functioning of body cells; however the body decreases to produce this important substance as we grow older. This supplement helps increase the levels of Q10 in our body to prevent free-radical damages and promotes young looking skin. It also protects the brain from neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson disease and has beneficial effect on people suffering from migraines. Safe daily dosage is 300 mg.

 

Glutathione capsules-is a central detoxifier in the body and used to treat cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. Glutathione is formed from the linking of three amino acids (glutamic, cystein, glycerin). Just like Co-enzyme Q10, Glutathione is a natural substance found in our body, however as one ages this substance decreases making our body prone to inflammation and free-radicals. It has a melanin inhibiting factor making it as one of the most effective ways in whitening skin.

 

Vitamin C– also known as ascorbic acid, this water soluble supplement helps the body produced collagen. Collagen is responsible in maintaining firm and elastic skin. It also helps prevent inflammation in the gums.

 

Vitamin E– also known as tocopherol, in Greek language meaning “to bear a child”, the name achieved through an ancient belief that vitamin E, a fat-soluble substance, used to cure infertility. It fights free-radical in our body, promoting young looking skin. It also helps boost immune system and maintain normal blood circulation. There are two types of vitamin E in the market: synthetic and natural. You will know if it’s synthetic when you read a label dl-alpha tocopherol while the natural bears the label as d-alpha tocopherol. The body fast absorbed the vitamin E supplement when taken with fats. Normal intake is 400 units a day

 

Vitamin A– this supplement is known to quickly renew body cells. In fact some acne capsules and tablets in the market have Vitamin A as a main ingredient because of the capacity of this supplement to quickly eradicate dead skin cells and other impurities revealing a new revitalize skin.

 

However, maintaining a health lifestyle is the best way to achieve a smooth, radiant skin. Planning a balanced diet is excellent. It is best to avoid or cut the unhealthy foods such as fats, starchy food, alcohol, softdrinks, caffeinated beverages and junk foods. Eat daily fresh fruits and vegetables. Having a positive disposition too can make each person beautiful inside and out.


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