All about our skin

The human skin is made up of an outer layer, the epidermis, followed by a layer called the dermis, then the hypodermis, that is also known as subcutaneous fat. The epidermis is made up mostly of cells forming the exterior of skin, growing outwards and constantly flaking off as new cells grow.  Cells come from the tough protein Keratin, the substance from which our hair and nails are also derived. The skin is the body’s barrier and protector, as it consists of oil glands, sweat glands, nerves, hair follicles and blood vessels.

Keeping skin looking young and healthy is certainly one of our most prominent priorities.

No smoking

Smoking, besides being a bad habit, does a lot of damage to the skin. It decreases the blood flow by narrowing the tiny blood vessels of the skin’s outer layers This takes out a supply of the skin’s oxygen and important nutrients. Furthermore, smoking promotes early wrinkles and aging, by damaging collagen, and elastin, the skin’s strength and elasticity.

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Protect skin from the sun

Protecting skin from the rays of the sun is essential. Sun exposure is responsible for age spots, wrinkles, and other skin problems. In addition, if there is too much exposure to the sun there is a risk of skin cancer. If possible, limit your sun exposure between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Some sun exposure is necessary for your body to make Vitamin D, necessary for bone health. However, it is recommended to wear a hat, a pair of sunglasses, and the use protective sun cream.

Moisturize

Moisturizing, not only softens skin, it protects it from the environment as well. When looking for a quality skin care product, Phiten Gold Cream, is an excellent choice of natural moisturizer for face and body, as it contains a high concentration of Aqua Gold – gold dispersed in water. Gold is believed to strengthen the immune system, a perfect enhancer for the absorption of nutrients, regeneration of tissues, and circulation. Many people have also claimed that it is a powerful anti-aging agent. Phiten is one of the few brands that is able to disperse gold in water and infuse it to its products.

Skin benefits from healthy eating

Eating a healthy diet keeps your skin looking and feeling good. Make sure to eat plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. It has been suggested through research, that a diet rich in Vitamin C, and low in unhealthy fats, processed or refined carbohydrates, promotes skin to look younger longer.

Stress management

Trying to control stress? – Stress management makes your skin sensitive and can also cause other skin problems to occur. Set limits to the things you do for the day. Make sure you have the time to doing  other activities you enjoy, especially for relaxation. This will prove beneficial for your well-being.

Get enough sleep

Not sleeping sufficiently leaves your skin looking haggard, so, don’t let late nights ruin your skin and age you, keep your skin healthy and young looking.