How to Look Healthier
Appearance portrays your lifestyle. Looking healthier is most important to survive. We will share with you some tips on fashion and lifestyle to look healthy. Tips from skincare to hygiene to look healthier and beautiful.
- Protect your skin from the sun: Whenever you go out, your skin is exposed to the sun. Sun has some harmful UV rays that may affect your skin and can cause skin cancer. UV rays can also cause wrinkles and scars on the skin and make it look older and uglier. There are some preventions to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays:
- Use broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen or sunblock when you go outside or when you are exposed to the sun. Sunscreen or sunblock protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays which wear out your skin. Apply sunscreen having SPF 30 at least every 2 hours.
- You can also cover your skin with a long sleeve shirt or jeans to protect your skin from harmful sun rays. Protect your face by wearing a mask, sun glasses, hat and wear gloves and socks to limit sun exposure. Cover your body with UV rays protection clothes to prevent sunburn or other skin diseases. You can easily buy sun protecting clothes from online stores or your nearby retailer shop.
- Avoid going out in the daytime between 10 AM to 2 PM to save your skin from UV rays because just 15 minutes exposure to the sun can cause sunburn. It’s safe to manage your work and stay home during this time to protect your skin and look healthier.
2. Quit smoking: Smoking is very injurious to health and causes lung cancer while it is also the biggest cause of skin aging and other skin diseases. Smoking cigarettes reduces your skin elasticity by damaging your body’s collagen, elastin and drying your lips or squinting your eyes. It also constricts your blood vessels and blocks oxygen, blood and nutrients supplied to the outer layer of the skin and causes wrinkles and dryness. To look fresh and healthier, it’s better to stop or avoid smoking. If you’re a chain smoker or addicted to smoking then you should consult with the doctor for treatment and rehabilitation.
3. Moisturize your skin: To look healthier it’s important to moisturize your skin by moisturizing cream or lotion. When your blood vessels constrict and the skin’s outer layer doesn’t get oxygen or blood then your skin becomes dry and causes wrinkles. Dryness reduces skin elasticity and is easily worn out. For healthy and fresh looking skin, you need to moisturize your skin regularly especially in winters using moisturizing cream and lotion.
4. Care for your teeth: Healthy teeth have a great impact on your healthy appearance. If you want to look healthier, you should take care of your dental hygiene too. Unhygienic teeth lead to many dental disorders like plaque, gum diseases, tooth decay or bad smell from mouth. Take care of dental hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day (after wake-up and before going to bed). Brush your teeth from inside, outside and back side. Brush your teeth at least for 2 minutes. You should use mouthwash daily because it kills germs and removes bad smell from your mouth. Squish mouthwash and spit into the basin.
5. Bath or wash regularly: Clean and clear body make your appearance more healthier. Wash your body or take a bath on alternate days with fresh water. Apply body wash or shampoo on your body and rinse it with freshwater. You can also do a sponge bath (wash your body with sponge or washcloth). Avoid daily baths because according to dermatologists daily bathes will remove your natural skin oil and beneficial bacteria.
6. Use anti-wrinkle creams: Harmful sun rays like UVA or UVB rays damage your skin and cause wrinkles and dryness of skin. It reduces skin’s elasticity. By using anti wrinkles cream you can improve your skin elasticity. If you have sensitive skin then you need to consult a dermatologist before using anti wrinkle creams. You can buy Anti wrinkles cream from your nearby pharmacy or store. Make sure to use those anti wrinkles cream which have the following ingredients:
- Vitamin A: Also known as Retinol. It helps to neutralize free radicals and stop skin cells premature breakdown.
- Vitamin C: It protects your skin from harmful UV rays.
- Hydroxy acids: Like alpha-, beta-, and poly-hydroxy acids are present in the outer layer of skin to remove dead skin cells and make your skin look smooth and fresh.
- Coenzyme Q10: It prevents wrinkles on skin especially skin around your eyes and protects your skin from damage.
- Tea extracts: It contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that give you relief from irritated or damaged skin.
- Grape seed extracts: It also contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents that heal your wound faster.
- Vitamin B3: Also known as Niacinamide. It prevents dryness of skin and improves your skin’s elasticity.
7. Stay hydrated: Water is a very healthy option and is easily available. If you want to stay healthy, drink plenty of water. It has many benefits, for example it will maintain your blood flow, reduce inflammation like swollen feet and prevent pain, like headache or dizziness. It also keeps your skin fresh and smooth. It improves your skin elasticity and reduces dryness. According to the doctor, drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. It may vary according to the weather. It will make your appearance look healthier.
8. Eat a balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet keeps you healthy and active. Balanced diet contains an equal proportion of every vitamin, nutrients and minerals that your body needs to work properly. Unbalanced or unhealthy diet may cause some serious diseases like obesity or anemia.
- Protein: You should take 2 to 7 ounces of protein daily. You can get protein from lean meats like salmon, tuna, or low-fat chicken or from meat or tofu or seitan. Nuts, beans and eggs are also some good sources of protein.
- Fats: Include fat foods to your meal. Fat intake should be less than 30% of your total calories daily intake. Take good fats that are unsaturated fats which are healthier for your body. You can get healthy fats from fish and shellfish, flaxseed, hemp oil, soya oil, canola oil, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, leafy vegetables, walnuts, sesame seeds, avocados, salmon and albacore tuna.
- Vegetables and fruits: Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
- Dairy products: Add at least 2 to 3 servings of dairy products like yogurt, brown bread etc daily to your meal.
- Whole grains: Eat at least 3 to 8 ounces of whole grains daily such as whole-grain bread or pasta.