5 ways to keep your skin looking fresh and radiant

How do you want to feel? Do you want to feel like your skin is dry and uncomfortable? Or would you rather have healthy, soft skin that feels amazing with every touch of the air or water around it? If you said yes, then this article will be perfect for you. It's full of 5 tips for healthy skin.

1) Drink more water

Do you know how you feel when your mouth feels dry and uncomfortable? That's because there isn't enough moisture in it to make things healthy, soft, and smooth. Think of the skin on your face as a mirror for what's going on inside of you. If you're dehydrated or lacking any nutrients essential to health, this will show up on the surface first.

The best way to fix this is by drinking between eight and ten glasses of water per day (and not just from coffee cups). The rule I like most is "if my urine looks dark yellow then I need to drink some fluids." When was the last time you went out without make-up? Since we spend so much time taking care f ourselves with face creams and serums, our natural glow can easily be covered up. However, this doesn't mean that we should ignore the basics of healthy skin, which is hydration.

Water helps to transport nutrients throughout your body, so you'll look healthier overall. Avoid caffeinated drinks because these just dehydrate you more than water would alone. Instead, aim for pure spring or filtered water (I find carbonated waters help with digestion). It's also important to drink before meals since food naturally absorbs liquids in the stomach first thing after it's eaten.

2) Eat more veggies and fruits

What you eat is very important for healthy skin because it reveals itself on the outside first. For example, if you didn't drink any water throughout the day, then your face will reflect this by looking dehydrated (dull) with fine lines around the mouth area (because of caffeine intake).

Toxins can be stored in our bodies when they're not eliminated properly. These toxins don't go away even after fasting or detoxing since most people end up eating at least one meal per day that has some form of toxin present (unintentionally, like dairy products made from cows given hormones to help them grow bigger faster, which ends up in milk).

When we look at what's available to us as food sources, it's easy to see that we have a lot of options. We can choose from fresh fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, raw nuts, and seeds, beans/legumes/lentils (which are all excellent sources of protein, by the way), whole grains like quinoa or brown rice, which contain B vitamins for healthy skin, eggs from free-range chickens who were able to roam freely outside eating things besides just their own poop *gag*, fish instead of meat because it has omega fatty acids in them which helps skin stay moisturized for longer periods of time as well as provides anti-inflammatory benefits throughout our bodies too.

So next time you're at your local grocery store, make sure you take some extra time going down each aisle, so you know exactly what you're putting in your cart. Would you rather have healthy skin, or would you rather eat a few pizza slices and call it a day?

Here's an interesting fact, did you know that adding just one cup of fruit to each meal per day will provide us with 84 extra antioxidants than if we added nothing at all? Try having berries for dessert after dinner tonight. You won't regret it. Plus, they taste so good, right? I always look forward to my blueberries when they come around on sale during the summer months :)

3) Use natural oils on your skin

The best way to get rid of acne is to prevent it from occurring in the first place, which means we need a healthy diet that's free of refined sugars and processed flours (yes, I did mean white bread). But what about when you do get exposed to some form of dirt or dust? We can't stop these things from happening even if we try. The next step would be using all-natural essential oil blends like lavender, for example. You can make one yourself by mixing up equal parts: distilled water, jojoba oil, tea tree oil, and grapefruit seed extract. Shake well before each use since this will keep for quite a while :)

Next time you want to treat an acne outbreak on your face, just mix up a drop or two of this mixture and apply it on the affected areas for about ten minutes. Your pores will look cleaner after doing so, which means you'll start to notice fewer blackheads too. You can also use oils like coconut, grape seed/sunflower (not olive, though, since that's an acne trigger), lavender, rosemary, etc.

This is because these kinds of products are easily absorbed by our skin which makes them great moisturizers when we need one :) In fact, there are tons of uses out there made from pure essential oil extracts such as make-up remover, lip balm, bug repellent, etc.

When dealing with dryness in the winter months, try using Vitamin E capsules or organic coconut oil to make a homemade lip balm.

After all, your skin will thank you in the long-term for taking care of it from within out.

4) Sugar and dairy consumption can lead to acne breakouts

Acne is a pretty common skin condition that most people will get at some point in their lives. It's not something we should be ashamed of since it's usually brought about by hormonal changes our bodies go through when we're growing up (like puberty).

The truth of the matter is it doesn't really matter what kind of foods you eat or don't but how much you consume on your plate. If we need an example, let's take someone who has blood type O, this means they'll do better with meats than carbohydrates because carbs are broken down into sugar which causes them to release insulin, so if there wasn't any meat eaten, then these levels would rise higher than normal causing more fat storage which is exactly what you don't want to happen.

Although no single food or diet can be blamed for acne breakouts, there are some that do contribute more than others which include: sugar, dairy products, grains, processed foods, etc. So if you're trying to get rid of a pesky breakout, try cutting these items from your plate and see how it helps :)

In fact, most dermatologists will agree on this point as well since they believe the biggest factor in having clear skin is our hormones, not the kind of bacteria we have living inside us, even though both play a role with one another too so make sure you take care of your gut health by eating lots of fermented/cultured foods. This way, both internal and external benefits can occur :)

This is why eating lots of fruits and vegetables is so important since they're full of antioxidants that will help combat free radicals, which are another factor in aging/skin conditions.

5) Exercise at least three times a week

Exercise is an essential part of staying healthy and keeping your skin looking radiant. This might come as surprising, but the truth of the matter is it can help keep acne breakouts away even when you're stressed out, which means you don't need any special treatments for this condition either.

When we push ourselves during exercise, our heart rate increases causing us to breathe faster than normal in order to get more oxygen into our muscles/tissues (this process is known as cardiovascular training). If done right then, these benefits will become apparent after about 20 minutes or so by making us feel less tired, getting rid of headaches, improving digestion, strengthening our immune system, etc.

This also helps because blood flows throughout our body much faster whenever we exercise, which means more nutrients are being taken to the skin, hair, and nails. Not only that, but our hands get a really nice massage, too, since they're getting pumped by the blood throughout this whole thing.

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