clear-skin-img1Keeping your complexion clear can be challenging. But if you know how to do it right, it doesn’t have to be. There are simple things to add or avoid in your daily routine to help keep your skin beautiful. At Azeal Dermatology Institute, we have everything you need to help treat your skin, prevent wrinkles, remove acne scars, or any other skin care need you may have.

But people seem to like to come up with their own remedies. Some of which work, while others sound too weird to even try, and some make your breakouts worse. But there are a few steps to take that will help nearly everyone’s skin shine a bit brighter.

Sunscreen

How many times have you heard about the importance of sunscreen and rolled your eyes? How could something as simple as sunscreen help your skin stay youthful and fresh? The use of sunscreen actually does make a huge difference. Maybe you won’t notice now, but in the future you will, when your wrinkles are out of control, but your sunscreen obsessed friend looks years younger than she actually is.

Sunscreen could help prevent excessive wrinkles, sunspots, and help reduce your risk of skin cancer. Those are all excellent reasons to use sunscreen. What is more important: healthy skin in the future or a tan face now?

Avoid Sweets

Eating an excessive amount of sugar can also do harm to your skin. There is a lot of science involving body chemistry, the breakdown of sugars, which is called glycation, and the way your body reacts to the whole process. The way your body reacts may cause your face to have breakouts and can damage the collagen that keeps skin smooth. This means you will develop more wrinkles from those sweet treats.

How it works is like this: sugar will raise your insulin levels. When this happens, it causes more inflammation in your body, which produces enzymes that break down the collagen. Resulting in you getting wrinkles.

However, not all sugars are bad. You want complex carbohydrates, foods that break down slowly in your body. These foods will keep your insulin levels low. These foods include vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, berries, avocados, and several others. By eating these food and slowing the breakdown process you can keep your skin looking younger.

Avoid Stress

Stress is something that is hard to avoid; especially at school, at a job, in a relationship, around your family, and basically every other situation life has to offer. But this added up stress can cause breakouts as well.

Again, there is a whole science behind the reason why breakouts occur with heightened stress levels. It all starts with sebum, an oily substance that mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria. The cells that produce this sebum have receptors for stress hormones. The sebum and dead skin cells end up clogging hair follicles which causes a breakout.

So, if you can reduce your stress in some way, do it. It would not only improve your happiness but also improve the condition of your skin.

It seems simple enough, adding sunscreen to your daily routine, avoiding sugar, and attempting to avoid stress. Those three thing, although they are not the only things you can do for clear, youthful skin, are small things that can improve the condition of your skin a lot more than you think.

If you want to discover some other ways to keep your skin looking fresh and glowing, visit a dermatologist. At the Azeal Dermatology Institute, we can help you with all of your questions and skin care needs.

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