1. Apply sun protection.
A report on Medical News Today says that a great deal of skin aging happens due to continuous sun exposure. To avoid losing moisture especially during summer months, do your best to stay in shady areas from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., or if not, make sure to bring an umbrella with you. Also slather on an ample amount of moisturizer with sunscreen. If you’re heading to the beach, use environmentally-friendly sunblock to avoid sunburn.
Try: Human Nature Day Moisturizer (Php 174.00) and Human Nature SafeProtect SPF30 Sunscreen (from Php 299.75), available at select department stores and dealers.
Aside from shaving off excess pounds, exercise can also help keep your skin healthy. Everyday Health notes that getting your heart rate up increases the supply of oxygenated blood to your skin, which gives you that warm, smooth glow. Moreover, regular physical activity keeps the levels of the stress-hormone cortisol low while supporting the production of collagen, an important protein that keeps your skin supple.
Join the Manila leg of Color Manila’s Blacklight Run on May 28, 2015 at Filinvest City Alabang. For more details, visit www.colormanilarun.com.
3. Eat and drink well.
Having a well-balanced diet is important for skin health. Adding vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes to your meals provides you with betacarotine, which is a precursor for vitamin A, a skin cell builder. Apples are also known to nourish your skin due to its high vitamin C content. According to the SFGate, vitamin C plays an important role in the development of skin tissue and lowers the risk of skin cancer.
Get your daily dose of vitamin A and C with this simple tea recipe:
Fruity Trio Blend
Makes 1 serving
- 1 cup Mott’s 100% Apple Juice
- 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder
- In a saucepan, combine all ingredients.
- Heat over medium heat for 3 minutes.
- Serve hot.
Mott’s 100% Apple Juice is available in leading department stores nationwide.
4. Drink the proper supplements.
Even when you think that your daily diet is healthy, there are times when you don’t get the required amount of certain vitamins and minerals in meals. Cover all bases by taking the right supplements that have been approved by your doctor. WebMD explains that the best supplements for your skin should include vitamins A, B, C, and E, and selenium.
Try BioVital Multivitamins. Contact the Biobalance Institute at +632 650 4858 or visit www.biobalanceinstitute.com for more information.
5. Consult your dermatologist.
One of the reasons for skin aging is the cessation of production of hyaluronic acid, which according to the US National Library of Medicine, is a key molecule in skin moisture. Without it, skin tissue breaks down. Your dermatologist can give you options on how to jumpstart the production of this substance and help boost your skin’s collagen content.
Talk with your dermatologist about the Mesoestetic’s Mesohyal Hyaluronic Skin Re-moisturizing and Rejuvenation treatment. For more information, call + 632 654 7176 or follow Mesoestetic Philippines on Facebook.
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