Alcohol can dehydrate the skin and impede circulation, thus robbing the skin of precious moisture and vital nutrients. It can lead to broken or distended capillaries, especially over the nose and cheeks. It also depletes the body of vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy complexion. Recent studies have shown that women are more susceptible to the ill effects of alcohol than men.
People who are physically fit look good and feel good. A regular exercise program will help to lengthen your life, improve your appearance, build your self-confidence, reshape your figure and delay the ageing process. Exercise also benefits the skin by helping to maintain a clear circulation, calming the nerves and promoting a deeper, more revitalising sleep.
Eating a varied diet rich in whole, natural foods, balanced in protein, fats and carbohydrates; and void of chemicals, adulteration and refinement is something that will allow you to realise your potential as a physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual being. Certainly the health and beauty of your skin depends on it.
People are constantly on the go, but also constantly encouraged to be physically fit. However, it is rarely mentioned that to balance our busy active days, we also need enough rest and sleep. The skin will mirror a well rested body with vitality and a healthy glow.
Cigarette smoking robs the skin of its vitality and potential for being smooth and attractive. The skin suffers from the deteriorative effects of carbon monoxide and nicotine in the circulatory system, depriving the skin tissue of much needed oxygen and vital nutrients. People who smoke have a depleted, pallid complexion and skin that wrinkles prematurely.
Water is essential for the hydration of the skin to keep it moist, soft, supple and clear. Loss of moisture from the skin is one main cause of wrinkles. The average person needs six to eight glasses of clean, pure water each day. Hot weather and exercising require an increase in the amount of water needed. (Tea, coffee, juice and alcohol can not substitute for water.) Water is a natural appetite suppressant. Water rids the body of waste materials.