Ways to Get Smooth Skin

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 29, 2013

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Every girl wants to have a smooth skin and it does not mean that you need to make visits to the dermatologist. You can get smooth skin by following the simple tips given here.
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    Protect Yourself from the Sun

    Age spots, wrinkles, freckles, and skin that is rough or dry are all symptoms of too much sun exposure. Wearing a good sunscreen can protect you from the harmful rays. Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. If you're at the beach or exercising outside, make sure that it's water-resistant and sweat-proof, and that it'll protect you from a broad spectrum of radiation.

     

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    Keep it Clean

    Only clean skin can be smooth. Washing your face twice a day with warm water, a clean wash cloth and soap or a cleanser removes dirt and oils and keeps your skin clean and healthy. Avoid strong, scouring soaps, and limit the time you spend in the bath or shower. Shave carefully using a lubricating gel or foam, and pat dry with a towel after cleaning instead of wiping. This will keep some moisture on your skin. However, washing your skin too often, especially your hands can cause damage. Look for the gentlest soaps you can find and apply them regularly.

     

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    Moisturizers

    Moisturizers help that top layer retain moisture which in turn keeps the skin smooth. The best time to apply a moisturizer is right after you step out of the shower or bath. With your skin still damp, apply the moisturizer so your skin will keep that moisture in. You can also apply it after you wash your hands and before going outdoors for extended periods in cold weather. Water-based moisturizers are fine for oily skin and for skin that's neither too dry nor too oily. If you have dry skin, a heavier, oil-based moisturizer may be necessary, because it won't evaporate.

     

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    Drink Lot of Water

    Since human body is made up mostly of water, keeping it properly hydrated is essential for preserving good skin. Water plumps up your skin cells and makes your skin look fresh and bright. When you're dehydrated, your skin starts to dry out. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin healthy.

     

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    Healthy Diet

    Healthy balanced diet is one of the most important necessities to have smooth skin. A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids from fish and antioxidants and vitamins from tea, fruits and vegetables may help preserve smooth skin and protect it from disease. Foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin D help keep skin to be smooth and healthy. Vitamins A and C are particularly helpful if you want smoother skin. They can also prevent spots and breakouts from coming later in life.

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    Healthy Lifestyle

    Exercise increases the blood circulation in the body, delivering more nutrients to the skin and the rest of your body while carrying away toxins. It also helps the body produce collagen, which minimizes wrinkles. Smokers have more wrinkles around their eyes and mouths. Tobacco and chronic alcohol abuse can cause the skin to turn pale or burned out.

     

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    Prefer cool shower

    Rinse off your skin with cool water. Hot water is hard on your skin and causes it to dry out and toughen, while cool water tightens and tones your skin. Even after a cool shower, use an effective moisturizer to maintain the skins' s moisture levels.

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