Healthy Skin Tips for Guys

To keep your skin fresh, young-looking and clear, consider these seven simple skin tips.

  1. Drink plenty of water: Drinking water not only hydrates you, but it improves the appearance of your skin. If the recommended eight glasses are hard to get each day, try keeping a reusable jug at your desk that is proportioned with the daily recommended 64 ounces. This way you'll know how much you have left to consume before the end of the day.
  2. Eat healthy foods: A healthy skin diet is just as important as the products you put on your face. Healthy skin starts with healthy eating. Get enough vitamin A from sources such as low-fat dairy products. Eat whole-wheat breads for selenium, and get enough fatty acids from foods, like salmon and flax seed. Eating right will leave your skin glowing.
  3. Get a skin care routine: You should have a personalized skin care routine that you take part in each day. Choose products that are designed for your specific skin type.
  4. Have a cup of green tea a day: Some studies have indicated that a daily cup of green tea stops inflammation of the skin and slows damage to DNA.
  5. Re-evaluate your products each season: New seasons bring different weather. Re-evaluate the types of products you use each time the weather changes. For example, if your skin becomes dry during the winter, you may want to use a thicker face moisturizer, and you may need a higher SPF on your face in the summer.
  6. See a dermatologist: To keep your skin healthy, one of the most important things you can do is see a dermatologist each year. A dermatologist can give you healthy skin tips, check for skin cancer and treat skin conditions.
  7. Wear sunscreen: You should be wearing sunscreen with at least a SPF 15 each day. If you haven't been, it's not too late to start. Wearing a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays will help guard against sun cancer and the signs of aging.

The results of all your hard work should be healthier looking skin and a more self-confident you.


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