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Maintaining Your Smooth Complexion


Maintaining your smooth complexion is more than just skin deep. There are three major components to keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. The first component is exfoliating and moisturizing. What this does is essentially rid the old to prepare for the new, while adding moisture topically conditions the skin. Second is drinking water, one of the most valuable and important factors for that glowing exterior. Last and not least, supplementing and consuming Essential Fatty Acids, also known as healthy fats because they help maintain the integrity of cellular walls. By using these helpful tips you can have many years of fabulous looking skin and tanning.


Exfoliation is the removal of dry skin cells that can cause pores to clog, and it has the added bonus of triggering the stimulation of new cell growth. It is the new, young cells that give your skin a smooth and evenly-toned complexion. It doesn't take heavy movements to exfoliate the top layer of skin; rather, gentle nonabrasive movements are most beneficial. When looking for a perfect exfoliation cream, make sure the beads are soft, not too large and contain natural ingredients like jojoba. The next step would be applying a moisturizer that is sensitive to skin but also contains very little perfume. The alcohol used to emulsify the scent into the products can actually dry skin out and have the opposite affect, essentially damaging the skin in the long run.


The next step is hydration, it's very important but is also one the most neglected factors. Water carries nutrients throughout the body to every cell, but it also flushes toxins from our body. The common question is, “How much water should I drink?” The answer is very simple and can be done by calculating your current weight and divide by two. For example, if your weight is 165 pounds and you divide it by 2 the outcome would be 82.5. This relates to ounces, so it would workout to just a little over 10 - 8oz glasses a day. By accomplishing this throughout the day you are giving your body an edge on health.


Our final tip for optimal skin health is consuming EFAs, Essential Fatty Acids. Two major EFAs that are essential to our overall maintenance and vibrancy of our cellular health, are those made of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Our bodies can't synthesize them on our own so it is important to find an outside source. Consuming EFAs can be as simple as supplementing from your local vitamin store or through consuming foods which naturally contain EFAs. Omega-3s can be found in various sources like wild salmon or even flax seeds which are two of the major sources of omega-3s. Chicken, cold-pressed olive oil and soybeans are a few of the common foods that have omega-6s. Consider it as if you're moisturizing from the inside out maintaining that smooth complexion for many more wonderful years of tanning.