Having better skin is something that many of us strive for. Making a few lifestyle and diet changes can really make all the difference in the end, so there are a few things that you should bear in mind if you find yourself constantly struggling with your skin. Here are a few points that you should think about which can help to improve your skin over time.
Consider What Type of Water is in Your Home
I’m betting that many of you didn’t really think about the hardness of your water until now! But this is a factor which can play a major role in how good your skin is. Soft water doesn’t remove soap particularly well, leaving an oily residue on your skin. Try to use products sparingly so you minimize what is leftover on your skin. On the other hand, hard water doesn’t allow products to lather easily. You can then end up using too much cleaner which can lead to skin dryness. Instead opt for gentle, non-soap formulas to minimize this. If you don’t know how hard your water is, you should be able to find out through the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.
Use Skin Treatments
From face masks to moisturizers, there is a whole load of products promising better skin. It may be a case of trial and error, but these can make all the difference. You can also turn to professionals for support. Specific conditions can be cleared up with treatments such as laser wart removal or other procedures. If you are unsure, it is worth getting in touch with a dermatologist who can give you more information.
Drink Green Tea
Green tea has been found to have a whole range of positive health properties, but one of them is reducing a red and blotchy skin complexion. Studies have also found that the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea helps to reduce collagen destruction that can cause wrinkles. Think about substituting your morning cup of coffee for green tea and see what kind of difference this can make in the long run.
Just as it negatively affects so many other parts of the body, too much stress can lead to bad skin. This is because stress increases the body’s production of hormones such as cortisol, which can make skin oilier and reduce its ability to fight off bacteria that has been found to cause acne. So simply trying out some stress relieving techniques can make all the difference. Your whole body will end up thanking you for it!
Improve Air Quality
The quality of the air that is all around us can also play a major role in causing bad skin. Obviously, outdoor pollutants are difficult to control, but you can make sure the indoor environment is better by changing the air filter in your furnace on a regular basis, using the extractor fan when cooking with oil, and running a humidifier in your bedroom to name but a few.