Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tips for a healthy looking skin

There are so many tips for a healthy looking skin so below are some of them:

Eat Well-Balanced Diet:
Try to eat at least five portions of fresh vegetables or fruits everyday.

Drink Plenty of Water:
The body needs to drink two to three litres ( four to five pints) of water a day.
This should ideally be taken as plain or lightly flavoured, unsweetened water and not tea, coffee or other caffeine-containing or sugary drinks

Cut Down on Tea and Coffee

These drinks contains caffeine which prevents your body fromn making good use of vitamins and minerals from your food. Try to drink no more than three cups of coffee, tea or other caffeine containing drinks a day

Keep Your Alcohol Intake Low
Excessive alcohol intakes may lead to skin problems such as split veins. Try not to drink more than the recommended 21 units a week (a unit is the equivalent of a glass of wine, a standard measure of spirits or half a pint of beer, larger or cider of ordinary strength).

Try to Give Up Smoking
Nicotine does not help you keep a healthy skin as it attacks the blood vessels that feed the skin with nutrients and oxygen, as well as those that drain away the waste products from the skin...So you should have to stop smoking.

Eat a small pot of 'live' yogurt containing bifidus and acidophilus bacteria everyday. These will help to rebalance the bacteria in your gut, and will particularly help those of you who take antibiotics to control skin problems.