Rancho Cordova, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2010
A person’s skin doesn’t just require effective formulas; it also needs nourishing habits. So while anyone can work hard to have healthy skin by applying top-notch products, neglecting a few vital habits can result in imbalanced skincare. Learn how to adopt a well-rounded approach to skincare with this excerpt from Skincare-News.com’s latest article, “10 Healthy Skincare Habits You Might Be Forgetting.”
1. Keep products in the proper place. Choosing the right place to store beauty products is key to preserving them. Put products in the wrong place and they can grow bacteria, mold and yeast. Avoid keeping makeup and skincare formulas (with vitamin C, for instance) in the bathroom, car or another temperature-volatile place. Instead, stash them away from heat and light. The best place to store skincare and beauty products? In a cool, dry location – and tightly sealed.
2. Find skin-boosting nutrients in food. Whatever is great for a person’s health is great for skin as well. Some foods can help skin look radiant, fight free radicals and help it function better overall. Sweet potatoes, along with tomatoes and cantaloupe, replenish antioxidants so they can gobble up free radicals. Vitamin C, which can be derived from oranges, lemons and grapefruit, is pivotal for collagen production.
Vitamin A-rich veggies such as spinach and broccoli aid with cell production and cell turnover for smoother skin. Without enough vitamin A, skin becomes dry and scaly. Salmon, tuna and trout, among other fish, are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which tackle inflammation.
Plus, protein-packed foods like poultry and pork contain zinc and iron. Zinc aids cell synthesis and exfoliation, so skin doesn’t look dull.
3. Practice the 3-minute rule. Having hydrated skin is key to having healthy skin. But people may not be getting the full benefits with their hydrator. Be sure to moisturize within three minutes of washing, showering or bathing – when skin is damp – because this helps to lock in moisture. In fact, it’s a common misconception that moisturizers hydrate the skin. To the contrary, moisturizers lock in skin’s own moisture, notes the American Academy of Dermatology. So hydrating skin when it’s dry is largely unhelpful.
Read the full list of 10 healthy skincare habits that are often forgotten at Skincare-News.com.
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