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11 Things People with Flawless Skin Do Differently

11 Things People with Flawless Skin Do Differently

The people who invest in their skin are sure of reaping the fruits of their hard work. Investing in a daily routine will ensure that the skin is shiny and flawless even as one ages. The quality of our skin is determined by our genes, but our daily habits also play an important role.

Here is a list of things that people with flawless skin do differently.

They Eat Healthy

They ensure that they have a healthy balanced meal at all times. Anything that has to do with your body’s health will start from what is ingested. We are what we eat! People who have flawless skin practice healthy eating. This involves taking natural foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and avoiding processed foods. Omega-3 fatty acids should be incorporated into the daily diet because it helps make the skin shiny and leave it glowing. Oscar winning actress Halle Berry has shared her skin care secrets, which include regular exercise and taking a healthy meal daily.

They Stay Well Hydrated

They take plenty of fluids to make sure that their skin is flawless. Water helps in removing the waste products from the skin and the body. This, in turn, helps to make the skin glow. It also aids in removing excess dirt and oil, ensuring that the digestive system is working well. 15% of the skin is water. Therefore, it is important to take at least 2 liters of water daily. Lucy Liu, a beautiful actress, attributes her radiant skin to avoiding caffeine and proper hydration.

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They Avoid Excessive Sunlight

They wear clothes that cover most of their body parts when it is too hot and they can’t avoid the sunshine. The rays of the sun are a good source of vitamin D. It is advisable to expose oneself to the sun in the early hours of the morning because the sun is not too hot. However, one should avoid excessive sunlight because the rays can damage the skin, and also cause skin cancer. One can apply sunscreen when going outdoors, wear linen that covers most parts of the skin, or carry an umbrella. Halle Berry, one of the actresses mentioned earlier, reported that she is “careful with the sun”. She credits this as helping to keep her skin radiant.

They Have Good Hygiene

They maintain hygiene by taking a bath at least twice a day. It is important to hydrate the skin from outside, as well as inside, to keep it flawless. Cleansing the skin at least twice daily is very important. However, excessive washing is discouraged. This is because it can remove the natural oils that help to nourish skin. It is advisable to rinse the skin using cold water to keep the pores closed after cleansing. This prevents the foreign materials from getting access to the skin, as they can be a source of infection.

They Take Care Of Their Acne

They ensure that there is proper care of acne and pimples. Popping of a pimple is very tempting, but this will only result in redness, inflammation, and scars. The infected area may be pushed further through touching. This can cause the appearance of more pimples. Blemishes will take more time to heal than a pimple itself. The scars caused by fingering the pimples may leave spots that take a lifetime to heal or clear away.

They Exfoliate

They concentrate on moisturizing, cleansing, toning, and exfoliation. Exfoliating the skin is important since it helps to remove the dead cells from the skin. It is advisable to exfoliate the skin periodically. This can be done using natural ingredients like oats, lentil powder, Bengal gram flour, and orange peel. Exfoliation aids in removing dust, blackheads, impurities, and dead cells, leaving it flawless and smooth. Exfoliation also helps to clean the clogged hair follicles and skin pores, preventing the breakout of acne and pimples. Regular exfoliation enables the skin to be able to absorb serums and moisturizers that are applied on the skin.

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They Use Toners

They ensure that the three basic steps to make the skin shiny and flawless are maintained. These are toning, moisturizing, and cleansing. Toning is done after cleansing in order to restore the PH of the skin. The skin toners that are healthy will provide the skin with substances that help to repair it. This includes ceramides, antioxidants, glycerine, and fatty acids. Toning the skin helps in cleansing the deep pores and reducing the open pores, leaving one with a younger, fresher, and smoother appearance. It is important to tone regularly the skin as it helps one to be able to deal with acne. Cleansing causes small gaps to appear, and this can be a gateway for impurities. Toning provides the skin with an added layer of protection because of tightening the cell gaps that are left behind after cleansing.

They Remove Makeup Before Sleep

The people who have flawless skin ensure they remove makeup before sleep. Most women sleep with their makeup on because they are too tired. Makeup helps to enhance attractiveness and radiance of the skin, but it is also filled with harsh chemicals that can harm it. When makeup is left on the skin, it can increase acne and pimples by clogging the pores. Therefore, it is very important to remove the skin before one goes to bed on a nightly basis.

They Avoid Stress

The people who have flawless skin have learned the art of leaving stressful conditions behind. Most of them know how to relieve stress by taking vacations and having a good time. Stress hormones increase the production of oil, which leads to acne. Sleeping for 7-8 hours is important for one to remain active and also have glowing skin.

They Exercise

They know the importance of exercise in making one have youthful, flawless, and radiant skin. Exercise helps to increase oxygen and blood flow to the skin. This neutralizes the free radicals that damage the skin. Exercise helps to cleanse the skin from the inside, and this radiates to the outside making one look flawless.

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They Take Vitamin C

People who have flawless skin know the importance of taking vitamin C every day. Vitamin C aids to prevent aging signs, as well as enhance the complexion. Daily intake of vitamin C will help to enhance the brightness of the skin, increase production of collagen, and prevent acne. Foods that provide the body with vitamin C include pineapple, strawberries, black currants, kale, kiwi, and other citrus fruits.

In Conclusion

The daily skin care routine will involve money-saving ideas like living a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, and using natural products on the face. It is important to take a balanced diet and drink plenty of water daily. The other things that can be done to ensure the skin remains flawless include avoiding excessive sunlight, toning, cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliation and acne care.

References

https://www.solvaderm.com/blog/exfoliant.html

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http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-natural-ways-have-beautiful-and-youthful-skin.html

http://kimberlysnyder.com/blog/2013/02/26/tips-for-getting-that-gorgeous-skin/

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8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

Listen carefully:

We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

1. Pray Daily

You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

3. Smile Often

Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

4. Organize Your Working Desk

A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

How do you do that? This is my formula:

First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

8. Go Exercise

Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

The Bottom Line

It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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