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Swap Your Way to Radiant Skin

Swap Your Way to Radiant Skin

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Many of us strive for perfectly clear, radiantly glowing skin, but lots of us fall far short of the mark despite how many expensive skincare products we use. That’s because, although the right products can certainly help to improve your skin, it is often our lifestyles, and particularly what we eat, that determines how good or bad our skin looks from day to day.

The good news is, it’s possible to make a number of simple swaps to your life to achieve the radiant skin you’ve always wanted…

Swap Processed Foods for Whole Foods

I think we all know that highly processed foods are not the best for our health, especially eaten regularly in large quantities, but did you know that they’re really bad for your skin too? Most processed meals and snacks have a high-glycemic index, and this spikes the blood sugar, causing insulin to be released. When insulin reaches the bloodstream, it can get in the way of collagen production, and since collagen is what keeps our skin looking full, soft and supple, that can lead to dull, older looking skin.

Switching to a whole food diet that is rich in protein, slow-release carbs and vitamin-rich vegetables will ensure that you produce plenty of collagen and all of the nutrients you need to build protein, repair skin damage and get a healthy glow.

Swap Smoking for Vaping

Smoking is bad for your health, period. As well as causing cancer and heart disease, amongst other things, it can also make your skin look bad because those toxins that are released in the smoke are pretty harmful. If you smoke regularly, chances are you will age prematurely.

Luckily, companies like Blazed Vapes now offer an alternative in the form of electronic cigarettes, which don’t contain any of the nasties that threaten your health and your skin. Swap your usual pack of cigarettes for a vape pen and you should start to notice the difference pretty quick.

Swap Sugary Snacks for Fruit

Sadly, sugar is really bad for your skin. It can interrupt the production of collagen and elastin, which keep the skin supple. It can also give you a dull, dry complexion due to the fact it can spike blood sugar and cause inflammation.

If you really must have something naughty and sweet, then choosing snacks that have been sweetened with sugar alternatives like Stevia is a good choice. However, you’d be far better off eating a piece of fruit instead. Fruit does contain sugar, but it contains fiber and other vitamins and nutrients, which offset it’s negative effects too. Fruits also contain antioxidants, which improves the appearance, Vitamin C which is able to neutralise free radicals and keep skin looking youthful and even flavanols that plump the skin and help to minimise damage caused by sun exposure.

Swap Sun for Shade

It’s pretty obvious, but spending less time in the harsh light of the sun and more time in the shade is a great way to minimise skin damage and maintain fresh, radiant skin. Of course, some sun is good for us, so you shouldn’t dodge it completely, but when it’s really hot, hit the shade, and always wear sunscreen.

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7 Ways to Look and Feel Younger

7 Ways to Look and Feel Younger

 

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In an ideal world, with the advancement of modern technology, one would hope by now, they might have stumbled upon the fountain of youth; however unless the cosmetic companies are keeping this an extremely well guarded secret we are left with a variety of nutritional and superficial remedies to help us keep looking and feeling younger.  In reality, the majority of potions we put on our skin tend to be superficial quick fixes that don’t provide sustainable benefits.  Indeed, prevention is often the best cure in terms of ensuring young looking skin; however this article isn’t just skin deep – it’s about feeling younger too – which entails having more energy and vitality to take life on.

 

Here are 7 tips to help you in your quest to look and feel younger:

 

  1. GET MORE SLEEP

Experts recommend we have between six and nine hours sleep each night.  If you’re a light sleeper then you might want to consider hypnotherapy or guided relaxation videos on YouTube to ensure you’re getting the deep sleep you require, where your brain frequency slows down sufficiently to fully replenish and repair you body.

 

It can take up to 6 weeks to feel the effects of getting a good night’s sleep, but once you do, you will see a reduction in the dark circles around your eyes and will feel a profound increase in your energy levels.  A good way to make sure you fall asleep on time is to slowly wind down your evening.  Try not to watch TV, or be on your phone or laptop, just before going to bed; many experts recommend reading from a book (not a backlit digital device) as a good way to wind down.

 

  1. NURTURE YOUR SKIN

We all know it’s important to moisturise and replenish our skin on a daily basis to keep it soft and looking young, but with so many anti-aging creams on the market containing the vitamin derivative retinol it’s important you discover which Retinol Cream is best for you and your skin as skin care is not a one-size-fits-all solution.  In addition, you might want to consider moisturising with a simple and organic product like aloe vera.  However, moisturisation isn’t the only aspect of skin care; it’s important you cleanse and tone too.  A further consideration, if you wear make-up, is that you remove the make up each night in order to avoid clogged pores.

 

  1. NOURISH YOUR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT

We are often keen to reach for a magic cream to replenish our skin without realising that our skin is an external representation of our internal biology.  If you want younger looking more radiant skin (and hair) then ensure you’re eating plenty of Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils that will enrich your body with important nutrients to replenish skin and hair.

 

  1. DO SOME EXERCISE

Getting up and doing some cardiovascular exercise doesn’t mean you have to suddenly turn into a gym bunny; this could be as simple as starting your day off with a brisk walk.  Not only does exercise help keep you lean, and mentally sharp, it has been proven to boost your energy levels which will ensure you feel young as well as look younger.  If you don’t fancy going to your local gym, then head out for a walk or run with your music or get a group of friends together in order to motivate each other.

 

  1. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

Very few of us drink enough water, on a daily basis, yet drinking water is absolutely vital for the function of all our organs… and in particular, staying hydrated really helps our skin, as dehydration often leads to tired looking dull skin.  In fact, did you know that one of the causes for dark circles around your eyes is due to dehydration – which is why they tend to be much more pronounced when hungover.

 

  1. GET A NEW HAIR STYLE

Getting a trendy haircut isn’t only great for your self-esteem and personal pride, it’s a fantastic way to look and feel younger.  It’s important to have an age appropriate haircut, as otherwise it’ll have the opposite effect – and, depending on your age, it could make you look like you’re the victim of a midlife crisis.  Keeping on top of your personal appearance is one of the most fundamental things you can do to look and feel younger.

 

  1. CHOOSE YOUR WARDROBE WISELY

In a similar vein to keeping your hairstyle current and on trend, it’s important to choose your wardrobe wisely – as the clothes you wear are a reflection of who you are on the inside; and remember like attracts like – if you wear fun, bold and vibrant clothes you’ll attract fun, bold and vibrant people.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.