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What You Should Be Doing for Better Skin

Taking care of our bodies is always essential, but there's one part of our bodies that we always seem to take for granted. The skin is the largest organ of the human body— it's what protects us from illness, disease, and injury, and keeps all our internal organs safe. Unfortunately, because our skin is so exposed to the elements, it's easier to forget that we should be taking proper care of it.

In a previous article about winter skin care in Georgia, we talked about little tips you can do in order to keep your skin healthier during the winter. Today, we'll go into a little more depth about simple lifestyle changes and habits that you can do in order to keep your skin happy, healthy, and glowing for much longer.

Try a Natural Remedy 

You'll find skincare being sold in anywhere from high-end brand stores to the supermarket, with ingredient lists almost as long as the product itself. In many cases, however, taking better care of your skin means that less is more. You don't have to spend for better skincare, however. Sometimes the best and most natural solutions are right in your home.

Take the humble apple cider vinegar, for example. When diluted properly, ACV can help soothe common skin ailments like acne or eczema. You can use simple, natural remedies to keep your skin glowing, without the need for complicated ingredients lists or expensive price tags.

Eat More Alkaline Foods 

You are what you eat, and in the case of skincare, whatever's in your diet definitely becomes apparent on your skin. Eating high fat, high sugar foods can lead to worse skin, while healthier whole foods can often leave you looking younger and fresher. The best food for can be found in what we call an alkaline diet.

Alkaline foods like green leafy vegetables, fruits, and berries can nourish your body inside and out. According to Brightcore, alkaline foods help reduce the acidity in your body and improve your overall health. Not eating enough alkaline foods can mean that you're not getting enough nutrition, leaving your skin looking dull and dry.

Get More Sleep

You'll often hear people say they're getting their beauty rest when they go to sleep. Getting to sleep is often touted as a great solution for better skin, but why exactly is that? Sure, being well-rested means that you're likely to feel more energized and awake, but it's also scientifically proven to be better for your skin.

WebMD reports that getting enough sleep allows your skin to make new collagen, which is necessary to prevent sagging and to keep your skin looking younger. Sleep can also boost blood flow to the skin, creating a healthy glow that would flatter anyone.

 Drink More Water

The link between proper hydration and skincare has been well established, and it's definitely one of the most important things you'll need to do. You can hydrate your skin by applying moisturizers and lotions to keep it supple, and to prevent cracks that can lead to injury and infection.

Another thing you can do is drink more water. Although the direct link between drinking water and better skin isn't clearly established, drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day can remove toxins and promote better body function. UW Health states that there are reports that increasing water intake can help your skin look younger and healthier. It can also reduce acne and promote a more radiant glow, which is a definite plus.