5 Tips for Amazingly Healthy Skin

At a visit to my doctor a couple of years ago, the doctor told me something I will never forget. Your skin is one of the most important parts of your body, because it helps protect your body. It’s your body’s defense against nature and it’s toxins.

We all have different types of skin – from dry and itchy, to oily and smooth. But the key to staying healthy is keeping your skin not only looking good, but more importantly feeling great.

5 Tips for Amazingly Healthy Skin

5 Tips for Amazingly Healthy Skin

Keep Your Body Hydrated

Be sure to drink lots and LOTS of water. Not only will you notice a difference in your skin, but your whole body will thank you. Water is key to staying healthy, weight loss, and so much more.

Get Enough Sleep

Lack of sleep along with stress can lessen your skin’s main function – keeping the moisture in and harmful substances out. Getting the right amount of sleep is necessary in order for your body to produce the growth hormone responsible for cell reproduction and the restoration of skin elasticity. Plus, skin repairs itself best at night.

Eat the Right Foods

Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants your body needs for cell repair and healthy skin. They also contain trace minerals and B vitamins that your body uses to create new cells.

An addition to fruits and vegetables, high-fiber foods help your body hold water, flush out toxins, and are the richest source of healthy-skin promoting nutrients. Also, whole grains have compounds used to make skin-firming collagen and elastin, beans supply antioxidants, and nuts and seeds are high in healthy fats to keep skin supple.

Healthy Food = Healthy Skin

Sunscreen is a Must

If you’re not already wearing sunscreen all the time, you really need to. The easiest way to apply sunscreen everyday is to purchase makeup and lotions that include it in their ingredients   Not only does it keep your skin staying healthy right now, but it also keeps your skin looking healthy for many years to come. Sun damage is a quickest way to get dull, leathery skin, plus Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the number-one cause of skin cancer.

Use the Right Skin Care Products

Different skin types have different needs. You should only use products that address those specific needs. For example, if you have dry skin, use rich moisturizing products that keep your face hydrated throughout the day. If you have more oily skin you should use lightweight oil-free products that do not add to your already oily skin.

Not exactly sure what your skin type is? Take the Eucerin Skindicator and receive a personalized product recommendation for your skin’s needs from Eucerin Skin First Dermatologists.

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*I was sent products to review, however no other compensation was received, and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Photo credits Eucerin & Flicker.

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About the Author

In 2010, Hanan went from talking about her parenting ups & downs on private forums to discussing them with literally everyone on the internet with her blog Eat.Craft.Parent - since then, she’s had the opportunity to talk about parenting, cooking, photography, marriage, crafts, faith, and so much more. She also shares her opinions on everyday products from food to baby gear, and everything in between. With four little girls all under seven, there is never a dull moment in their home. When she’s not blogging she’s chatting about parenting and life in general on Facebook and Twitter, or wasting way too much time on Pinterest.

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  1. Crystal says:

    Skin is one of those things you don’t always think about but these tips are very important! Thanks for the reminder!
    Crystal recent post: Baked Apple Pie in an Apple Recipe

  2. Andrea Kruse says:

    Sadly, I tend to forget about my skin. …I also avoid the mirror during the day. Lol. Now that I am older and can see my 40’s getting closer and closer, I really need to take better care of it. Thanks for the tips. I am definitely better at getting the sunscreen on my children than myself.
    Andrea Kruse recent post: Are You Oscar Ready? My Pics & Snacks from Wholly Guacamole & Daily’s Cocktails

  3. I always try to hydrate my skin and with the cold winter, I have been making sure all my girls have lotion to protect their skin.
    Kerri @SavvyMomNYC recent post: Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is Coming and we have a Family 4 Pack for You! #DisneyLiveNYNJ

  4. That’s one thing I’ve learned over the last year. Skin is affected by so much more than we realize!
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell recent post: The Five Spot (#2)

  5. Bridget says:

    I think we often tend to forget the importance of taking care of our skin!
    Bridget recent post: Are You Red Carpet Ready? Wholly Guacamole & Daily’s Cocktails Giveaway!

  6. Cori says:

    Sunscreen is soooo important, I’ve had to many moles removed positive for skin cancer to risk it anymore!!
    Cori recent post: Saying Goodbye

  7. I should have paid more attention to the sunscreen. I did use it and almost never burned. What I didn’t realize was that I should use it all the time and it may have prevented some of the freckles I got.
    TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs recent post: Start the Day w/ New IHOP Griddle Melts, #Giveaway Ends 3/3 #GriddleMelts

  8. I wish I would have been more diligent about protecting my skin when I was younger. Sigh. You live and you learn right?
    Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving recent post: Stressful House Selling Drama and Meet My Calm

  9. Lolo says:

    Sleep is so important for everything. I need to start getting more of it.
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  10. We LOVE Eucerin around here! The desert does a number on our skin!
    Becca – Our Crazy Boys recent post: 5 Easy Ways To Save Money On Groceries

  11. Living in the sunny desert, I definitely know the importance of sunscreen. But, I tend to forget some of the others! Great tips!
    Sara @ Mom Endeavors recent post: Getting Healthy… Losses, gains, & a new endeavor!

  12. toni says:

    I need to follow these. Living in the sunshine state and being out in the sun a lot my skin has aged a ton.
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  13. Totally agree with you on all these points… I have been wearing moisturizer with sunscreen for the last 25 years. I also drink a TON of water, I do have to work on my eating habits. =(
    My hubby swears by Eucerin, he wont leave the house or go a day without it.
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