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Your skin is the largest organ of your body.
Like your other organs, skin has a function and your lifestyle can have a profound effect on how well it functions. Regular exercise and good nutrition can help improve the health of your skin as well as the overall health of all other organs in your body.
When you exercise, you increase blood flow to your skin, leaving you with a natural glow that looks radiantly beautiful. The blood contains oxygen that nourishes your skin and creates that supple feel that we all want. In addition to increasing blood flow, exercise also helps your lymphatic system pump toxins and waste out through your lymph vessels that are in your skin. This helps all of your organs, including your liver (the toxin neutralizer), get rid of toxic waste.
Another benefit of exercise is that it helps relieve stress. Your glowing radiant skin will shine even brighter if you are relaxed and happy. The end result will be a happier, healthier, and more beautiful you. Now, get moving!
The old adage, "You are what you eat." rings true, even for your skin. The food you use to nourish your skin cells will reflect on the health, look, and feel of those cells and ultimately your skin. If you want natural, glowing, healthy skin, you will have to eat the most natural, nourishing, healthy foods you can find.
Eating foods low in nutritional value and high in preservatives will force your body to expel those toxins out through your lymphatic vessels, blood vessels and pores. This will leave your skin looking faded and tired. Eating foods high in sugar and fat can force your body to product too much insulin and store fat. The fat cells store hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. When these hormones become unbalanced, women can produce unwanted facial hair and men can develop larger breasts.
There are also several health issues that can come from eating an unhealthy diet. Do your skin and the rest of your body a favor and eat the healthiest foods possible.
The two most noticeable areas on your skin that are affected by the amount of sleep you get are complexion and eyes.
When you sleep, your body is busy restoring itself. Hormones are produced and distributed throughout your body. Lack of sleep interrupts this process, leaving you with an imbalance in your hormones. This imbalance can create oil patches, blemishes, or dry patches. Get plenty of sleep so your body can remain balanced.
When you don't get enough sleep, usually your eyes announce it to everyone who sees you the next day. Fluid collects in the "bags" under your eyes when you are lying down. The fluid tends to stay under your eyes, even when you wake up. Getting plenty of sleep allows your body time to absorb the fluid and helps shrink the bags faster after you awake.
Sleep is important to your overall mind and body health. Plan out your sleep, like you would plan out your exercise or other daily tasks. Get your beauty sleep every night to stay fresh, radiant, and as beautiful as possible.
The information on this website is not intended to be medical advice. Please consult your physician.