New Year resolutions and routines: Health tips for Teenage Skin Care

Teenage health investment routines for a healthy body and a glowing skin

The teenage years are vital for putting down good building blocks and creating healthy routines for the future. Investing in your own personal health now is like having a fantastic superannuation portfolio for the later years. Good health care means feeding your body, mind and spirit with wholesome foods and pursuits. Think of your whole body as a piece of clothing that needs regular loving care and maintenance.

For holistic health, the whole body requires a well- balanced lifestyle. This includes such things as:

- A wholesome, balanced diet with fats, carbs and protein.

- Plenty of filtered water.

- Regular exercise that you enjoy (this may be dancing or skateboarding).

- Good sleeping habits.

- An emotional support system from friends and family who are there for you, no matter what.

- Pursuits of things that really make you happy.

- And finally yet probably most importantly, the practice of self- love.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and Healthy skin requires fresh air, water, sunshine, nourishment and protection to keep a healthy equilibrium. Glowing skin needs to be fed foods that contain the vitamins A, C and E and minerals such as Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium and Folate. Sometimes in this busy world it is difficult to maintain a healthy diet and fruit and vegetable supplements can be vital for health maintenance.

As well as feeding the body from the inside out, a good skin care regime is also vital for healthy skin. We look after our teeth with regular brushing and flossing, so why not the skin? Ideally skin care products that are natural without harsh artificial additives are of benefit to the health of the skin. Preventative, anti-aging teenage skin care routines include:

removing make up before going to bed at night

using a facial toner and applying a treatment cream after cleansing

using an exfoliant twice a week to assist with the removal of dead skin cells

protecting the skin from pre-mature aging by using a sun block/hats/clothing when out doors for a period of time. Sun protection is very important yet we all require some sun to synthesise vitamin D and to lift our thought patterns.

Regular facial treatments will also help maintain a healthy, glowing skin. A professional facial includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, massage, mask and finishing products.

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