Sunday, October 19, 2008
If you're like the majority of this generation...the "baby boomers"... that was mentioned in the last article, you might still have a lot of question about the skin …especially anti-aging and the skin.
If you have a personal question about your skin in general, you can contact me at ... firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be more than happy to reply to your request.
Yes, it's true! Another question that's brought up at least every other day is, believe it or not, what is the proper way to wash your face and how does your diet affect your skin?
In response to what's the best way to wash your face ...lets keep it as simple as we can.
No doubt about it, the single most important skin-care advice is, don't over wash. Most adults wash too often, too long and the result is itchy, dry, irritated skin.
Another tip is, avoid deodorant type soaps as they will usually irritate your skin and dry it out. Another no-no is, don't scrub your face with a washcloth. More irritation!! Try using a soap-free cleanser in liquid form and gently massage your face with your fingertips. Rinse your face with warm water (not hot) and gently pat dry.
How does your diet affect your skin?
When it comes to skin-care, many adults forget about how important the diet is and how eating the right food is so critical for healthy looking skin.
A diet rich in good quality vitamins and fiber can restore your skin and even help correct the ravages of the sun, dehydration and the ware and tare of time. The most important nutrients for good skin are vitamins A, C and E.
Needless to say, the best way to get the needed nutrients to the skin is through healthy foods ...especially leafy and dark colored vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers. You can get additional protection by eating all the right foods.
Make sure you get your five daily servings of vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, mangoes, tomatoes and other carotenoid rich foods. These foods can make your skin twice as resistant to the sun's rays. Beta-carotene and lycopene, the carotenoids that give these foods their deep, rich color, will build up over time and help protect your skin from sunburn and wrinkles.
One more important point, if you're like most of the boomers ...you're always in a hurry, you're pressed for time, run, run, run and you skip your meals ...you can get your vitamins in supplement form ...but they have to be of a high quality and they need to be taken throughout the day ...morning, noon and night rather than all at once in order to be effective.
And don't forget to drink your water!! Drinking lots of water helps you skin.
Better yet, my recommendation is, drink plenty of clean, fresh, filtered water with two-four ounces of the "best tasting aloe" everyday.
Make sure your choice of Aloe Vera is 100% Organic Aloe Vera.
As always ...know your supplier.