Lifestyle Choices: Best Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy

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The skin is the largest organ of the human body. Its main purpose is to protect our internal organs from external attacks. This is why it tends to age faster than any other organ in our body, and ultimately, it’s up to us to keep our skin healthy.

If you see some wrinkles and blemishes on your skin, don’t worry, it’s normal! Unfortunately, acne is also a fairly common phenomenon, affecting 85% of teenagers in the US. Many of those that have this skin disease are likely to outgrow it. But some retain this disease until later on in their lives.

Rapidly aging skin and increasing amounts of acne are mainly attributed to unhealthy skin, one that retains dirt and oil and is usually dry. If you have skin like this, then it’s time for you to consider various treatments on this list for your skin. Some can be done at home, while some require a professional. Here are some of the best options to keep your skin healthy.

Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is a staple breakfast for many Americans. However, did you know that it has its own effects on the skin? Studies have found that oatmeal has rejuvenating properties. It also serves as a barrier for many common irritants such as pollen and dirt. But how do you exactly use oatmeal for your skin? There are two ways you can go about this. The first is by integrating it into your diet, and the second way is to apply it to your skin.

The integration of oatmeal into a diet holds various benefits not only for your skin but also for various parts of your body. Oatmeal has been known to prevent obesity and heart disease. It’s also the food suggested by doctors to people with a high risk of diabetes. When it comes to your skin, consuming oatmeal every day as your breakfast can reduce excess oil production and improve your skin’s water retention.

If you’re planning to use oatmeal externally, it’s all about making a fine paste out of it and applying it to your skin. Additionally, oatmeal can be added to your daily bath to help treat dry skin. By doing these things, you can help moisturize your skin naturally. It can also alleviate itchiness and stop blackheads from appearing. It’s an all-around healthy choice for any lifestyle.

Honey

Americans love consuming honey. They’re great for deserts and as a spread for sandwiches. However, much like oatmeal, many people tend to forget the benefits of honey on the skin.

Raw honey is a natural exfoliator with no known drawbacks, as long as you’re not buying the processed stuff. It can keep your skin moisturized overnight and make it look fresh the next day. It can also balance the bacteria found on your face, which can help pimples and acne grow. It can also help your skin recover from blemishes or scratches that might have happened when you were a kid or teenager. It can speed up the healing process of current wounds as well. There are many applications of honey, and all you have to do is apply it to your skin regularly. About three to four times a week should do wonders on your skin. Just don’t forget to wash it off the next day.

Botox Treatment

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This is a treatment that only professional dermatologists can do, and it’s reserved for those in dire need of skincare due to rapidly growing wrinkles and droopy skin. Botox can be applied on various parts of your face, and it’s recommended for much older people. But it can be applied for younger people as a proactive treatment for skin aging. It’s important to know that the application of Botox is fast but can be quite painful due to the syringes. But because of this, the treatment is fast and shouldn’t last more than fifteen minutes.

Juvederm treatment is another form of treatment that is good for this skin. This particular treatment is more costly than Botox, but it’s been known to be more effective, making the price worth it. It can drastically reduce aging on the skin, and its effects can be noticed right after the procedure. Studies have also shown that Juvederm lasts way longer than Botox. But this can depend on the person’s lifestyle and genes.

These treatments can help fight skin aging, acne, and wrinkles. They can also prevent various skin diseases. When done regularly, your skin can stay young for many years to come. However, don’t forget to consult your dermatologist before doing these treatments. Also, avoid doing these treatments if you are allergic to the materials used.

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