Top ten tips for healthy and radiant skin

Peter Sundin
5 Min Read

It is very important to follow the advice that helps keep your skin healthy, beautiful and toned. There are many problems that can undermine the health of the skin but, fortunately, a little attention and an adequate lifestyle are sufficient to prevent them or, if they have already arisen, cure them.

The fundamental thing is to always keep in mind the rules that, when applied, are able to keep young and healthy the skin of our whole body and especially of the face and hands, which are the most exposed parts.

The premature aging of the skin, excluding specific diseases, is almost always due to how we have treated the integumentary system, the skin, the external organ that surrounds us, protects and conditions our appearance. Having healthy and radiant skin is one of the most sought after goals by women and men but also more difficult to achieve. In fact, the skin is the first that is affected by unbalanced diets, moments of stress, climatic conditions (heat, cold, wind …) and by an unhealthy lifestyle: excessive exposure to the sun, smoke, alcohol and little rest that they add to the inexorable passage of time. Toni Braxton Shares A Lot Of Skin In A Jaw-Dropping Pink Dress At The Grammys. It is certainly not enough to cleanse the skin carefully because the necessary cleaning remains on the surface, while the greatest damage occurs due to the imbalance of the cells under the epidermis. Often we try to combat all this with increasingly specific cosmetic products to treat our skin, and ultimately we resort to aesthetic medicine, remedies that do not always give the desired results and also cost a lot of money. Like any organ, even the skin can be treated well in order to avoid premature aging and blemishes, but to do this we must commit ourselves from a young age and never forget that it is unthinkable to treat the skin without taking care of the body in its entirety, or by adopting a lifestyle that includes:

Proper nutrition must be varied and balanced to defend ourselves primarily from “free radicals”. Free radicals are the real “skin killers”, they damage the cells (oxidative stress) and the main constituents of the skin (collagen and elastin), resulting in:

  • Loss of elasticity, collapse of connective tissues and wrinkle formation and premature aging.

The body is only partially able to defend itself from the attack of free radicals through anti-oxidative systems which, however, become less effective over time. It is therefore essential to integrate the diet with foods naturally rich in antioxidants, especially contained in fruit, vegetables, vegetable oils, milk, which counteract the aging of the epithelial tissue, allowing keeping the skin smooth and soft and preventing it from drying out and becoming irritated more than necessary. Here are the important antioxidants for our skin:

2nd What water for the skin

In addition to preventing free radicals, proper nutrition against premature aging of the skin must provide for a good state of hydration. Water is the fundamental constituent of all living beings, necessary to perform numerous biological functions. Furthermore, water allows cells to receive their nourishment and to eliminate metabolic residues and toxins. For healthy skin, it is generally recommended to take at least 2 liters daily of liquids through drinks (water, tea, herbal teas, provided they are unsweetened) which, together with fresh fruit and vegetables, allow to prevent states of dryness, flaking (which even the best creams cannot solve without a satisfactory degree of internal hydration) and help diuresis by promoting the elimination of toxins and harmful cell metabolites. Mineral or tap water? For hydration, replacement and to combat water retention, water with high or low fixed residue can be drunk. Each type of water works to fight water retention and hydrate the skin. To more easily reach the daily requirement of some minerals

Like calcium it is preferable to drink waters rich in this mineral. In general, micronutrients are also important for skin health and to combat premature aging. In particular Potassium, Selenium and Zinc, play an important role in the synthesis of the fibers that are part of the subcutaneous tissue, giving elasticity and firmness to the skin. The daily intake of fruit and vegetables, varying the color of the plants several times a week, guarantees the necessary share of vitamins and minerals. The freshness of seasonal vegetables is important because conservation processes or forced crops reduce their nutritional characteristics; in the same way the alternation of plants allows to introduce all the necessary nutrients.

Share This Article
Peter Sundin was born and raised in New Jersey. He has contributed to Buzz Feed, Details and TODAY and served as a commentator for NPR, MSNBC and HuffPost Live. As a journalist for Morning News Ledger, Peter mostly covers national news. Aside from earning a living as a freelance journalist, Peter also works as a dog walker.