Outsmart Your Skin
What you need to combat stress and ageing on your skin.
Just like great skin, an undesirable complexion can also be the result of your actions. Here’s what you’re doing that causing skin distress.
SUN EXPOSURE Dr. Orentreich is spot on when he says, “Sun worshipping is the single most destructive skin force.” This is because sunrays are the number one cause for premature skin ageing, and not to mention skin cancer as well. Too much sun causes skin to become dry, rough, uneven and unattractive.
STRESS Late nights and deadlines causing you to break out? There is a good reason why. Stress increases the hormones that can cause acne. At the same time, oil glands ramp up production and dilate blood vessels that result in redness. That’s not all – it also decreases skin’s collagen supply! So for your skin’s sake, relax!
POOR DIET Your skin is a living organ, which means it needs proper nourishment. Doubt you’ll be getting that from junk food, processed meat, and refined carbs. The good-skin diet consists of a varied mix of fruits, vegetables, and plenty of H2O.
BAD HABITS Going to sleep with your make-up on. Smoking and drinking excessive alcohol. Touching your skin with dirty hands. Using dirty make-up applicators. Guilty of any? Your skin tells the truth!