(www.BlackDoctor.org) -- Trying to look good gets more complex everyday. Especially with so many different types of formulated skin creams, lotions, color enhanced hair care products, body washes and scrubs packed with everything from algae to sea salt. With so many choices on the market, how do you know what you should be doing to maintain that special glow?
Here are a few simple steps that will allow you to walk out the door with a glowing complexion, every single day.
The A list for simple beauty:
1. Beauty really does come from within! Water plays a crucial role. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated, supple and radiant. Water is like your identification, never leave home without it!
2. Feed the skin! Good nutrition and healthy skin will often complement each other. The trick is to read the labels carefully and eat healthy foods that contain a minimum of preservatives. Add these foods to your diet and notice the gradual enhancement of your skin. (Avocados, sweet potatoes, greens, turnips, parsley, shiitake mushrooms, beets and dark fruits (blueberries, blackberries, cherries, citrus fruits and load up on the cranberry juice). The antioxidants and other phytochemicals in these foods protect the skin cells. Keep in mind that anything that helps keep your digestion normal is going to translate and be reflected in healthy-glowing skin.
3. Keep your skin clean. Removing make-up and cleansing the skin throughout the day is an excellent way for the skin to breath and rejuvenate. Washing the face will eliminate any excess oils and dead skin.
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