How do you fix damaged skin?
Common causes of damaged skin:
- Sun Damage
- Poor Diet
- Using Man Unnecessary Products
- Lack Of Sleep
Our skin uses the sun to help manufacture Vitamin D, which our bodies need for normal bone formation. But sun damage is also the number one cause of skin issues. The ultraviolet rays from the sun burn the skin and melanin and reduces skin elasticity – this is why your skin may look aged prematurely.
Staying safe from sun damage is easy – you just have to stick to these good habits.
- USE SUNBLOCK. Find the SPF that’s right for you and use it daily. Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day.
- Avoid the sun and peak heat times – usually between 10am and 2 pm when you’re exposed to the most direct sunlight.
- Wear protective clothing – Hats, sunglasses and if you are particularly sensitive to the sun, long sleeve clothing.
Lacking the proper nutrients, hydrating properly and constantly fluctuating your diet can cause skin damage. Maintaining a well-balanced diet will help your body create the right nutrients needed to support healthy skin.
How can you be sure your diet is helping and not hurting your skin?
- If your diet restricts the different kinds of nutrients you should be getting naturally, make sure you supplement with the proper vitamins. Consult your doctor or nutritionist to make sure you’re taking the right amount and the proper supplements.
- Drinking water is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your skin healthy. Most people agree that the 8 oz glasses 8 times a day is a myth. But you should stay properly hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. Try keeping a reusable bottle with you at work and in the car to make this easier.
- Don’t Start and Stop Diets Too Quickly. First of all, the only diet you should need is a properly balanced eating schedule with a variety of nutrients. But if you are trying a special diet, be sure to adjust your body properly. Putting your body through extremes means you aren’t getting the proper nutrients and your body doesn’t have time to adjust or handle accordingly.
Using Unnecessary Products
There are thousands of skincare products out there and it’s easy to fall into the habit of trying a new one every few days or weeks. But the constant switching of chemicals on your skin may cause allergic reactions, outbreaks or rashes. Try to stick with one skincare routine with safe products. If you are going to test a new skincare product, try it on only a small patch of your skin. If you’re looking for a safe and effective skincare regimen, we strongly recommend the Meaningful Beauty system. You can check it out here.
Lack Of Sleep
We’ve all experienced it. The dark circles, puffy checks and red eyes. Not getting enough sleep doesn’t just damage your skin, it can cause damage to your entire body. Not sleeping can also clog your pores and result in dull, unhealthy skin. Find a sleep schedule that gives you the proper number of hours needed and stick to it. Try to avoid distractions like television or your phone right before bed and don’t midnight snack!
Stress is dangerous for your skin. Stress causes the brain to tell the body to produce more of a chemical called cortisol and other hormones. This causes your sebaceous glands (glands in your skin) to produce more oils. Oily skin can lead to breakouts, blemishes, dullness and even rashes. How can you avoid this?
Even if you live a stressful life, try to find moments to relax. Take a minute to breathe or a break to do something you enjoy, a walk, cooking, reading.
Be sure to keep your skin clean and find products that will help reduce oils without damaging your pores. Like Meaningful Beauty.