Beauty – what is it? We all have different definitions of beauty. The word beauty itself has no literal meaning. To a great extent people define beauty in terms of appearance, most of the time facial beauty is related to skin. Skin beauty depends on how radiant and healthy the skin looks and everyone has different beauty regimes in order to maintain optimum skin condition. Here are some tips about skin care that will enhance your natural beauty.
Many people wonder how caring for skin affects beauty? When your skin glows naturally, there is less need for cosmetics to hide facial flaws. Naturally healthy skin is free of pimples, acne, red patches, blemishes and minimal wrinkles. Over time, wrinkles are natural however by following a skin care regime one can minimize premature wrinkles.
People spend millions of dollars on skin care products, treatments, and cosmetics every year. Cosmetic companies tend to use synthetic chemicals to repair damaged and malnourished skin cells. A healthy diet is also an important instrument in skin healthiness. Mending skin appearance with cosmetics, creams and diet takes more than a day. Moreover you need lifestyle changes in order to see the effects of these anti- aging and skin improving remedies. At the end of the day, dazzling skin depends upon lifestyle; it can never be achieved by using expensive products alone. If you want vibrant, nourished skin, invest in good health, 8 hours of sleep daily (this is vital for skin repair by the body), sunscreen and a good quality moisturizer. The more you invest in your overall health, the less you will have to worry about your natural beauty.
Cosmetic companies are using fruits and herbs as well as natural extracts in cream and beauty care products. One healthy tip is to be attentive about actually eating the types of foods that provide beauty products with ingredients. Your facial beauty is clearly related to what you eat. Eat healthy and it will reflect on your face, skin and hair. Pomegranates, mushrooms, green tea extract and apples have great effect on skin. Many cosmetic companies are now using these foods for their beneficial ingredients in their organic skin care line.
Let’s discuss which fruits should be included in your “beauty diet”. Some important nutrients to ingest include vitamin C (an anti-oxidant that also helps protect skin from sun damage) and lycopene. Some good sources of vitamin C include fruits and vegetables such as kiwis, papayas, cantaloupes, oranges, lemons, guavas, berries, and grapefruits, red and green hot chili peppers, bell peppers, any dark leafy greens, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and broccoli. Some herbs offer a great source of vitamin C as well, including cilantro, chives, basil, thyme and parsley! Vitamin C helps to rebuild cells’ collagen (collagen helps to bind our skin cells together). Over the years, collagen gets loose and our skin begins to lose its’ firmness, resulting in wrinkles. Another advantage to vitamin C enriched produce is they contain lycopene. Lycopene protects the skin against free radicals which are very damaging to our skin. One of the main contributing causes of aging is free radicals and the damaging affect on the body and skin. When free radicals begin to accumulate in the body and skin the body begins to age. In order to reduce the effects of aging eat food sources that can protect against free radicals.
If the body is dehydrated your skin can appear dull. To benefit skin and avoid dehydration drink at least 8 glasses of water a day; it is a healthy habit all around. Watermelon is a great source of water too; it is 99% water which is very effective in preventing dehydration. Since watermelon is full of water, it quickly fills the cell spaces, giving you a healthy glow. Watermelon is also a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A (which is great for your eyes).
The last suggestion for a healthy appearance is fish. Not many people like fish but it is a great source of vitamin D, omega -3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and zinc. Omega -3 fatty acids are wonderful at reducing inflammation and help to minimize acne and pimples on skin. Omega -3 fatty acids are responsible for giving us a natural glow and smooth complexion. Fish is also rich in zinc which promotes healthy skin and brightens the appearance of skin.
In short, if you invest in good health, you benefit your body, reduce the need for expensive cosmetics and skin care products and provide the body what it needs to provide for beautiful, glowing skin.