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How to declare war on skin enemy number one

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Inflammation is the body’s defence system therefore it can be a good thing. When the body is under attack, it responds by producing an inflammatory process. After the infection has healed, the inflammation should go away. However, some internal and external factors may result in chronic inflammation that lingers in the body.

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Chronic inflammation can have adverse effects on your skin and overall beauty. Long term inflammation can show up as wrinkles, acne, eczema, fine lines, rashes, and skin sensitivity. Acne, rashes and rosacea are all inflammatory responses.

What causes inflammation?

• A diet high in sugar.

• Processed foods.

• Pollution.

• Smoking/second-hand smoke.

• Not enough sleep.

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• Too much sun exposure.

• Stress.

Remedies

Quality sleep

Sleep deprivation decreases the skin’s ability to recover from daily damage. Not getting enough sleep can cause the skin to be dehydrated, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. When you are tired, your skin appears dull and less attractive. Sleep is the body’s natural beauty treatment and therefore a priority.

Anti-inflammatory beauty diet

Foods that stop inflammation include ginger, fruits and vegetables, fish, and healthy fats such as avocado, olive oil and coconut. Heal your gut by taking probiotics or including fermented foods in your diet. If you want to achieve clear, youthful skin, you need to avoid foods that cause excessive inflammation.

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Regular exercise

Reduces inflammation, strengthens your immunity, and corrects the effects of stress.

Manage stress

Stress causes your body to produce cortisol, which leads to breakouts and other skin problems. It also makes it harder for skin problems to heal. You can manage stress by keeping positive, learning to relax, and managing your time wisely. It’s important to take care of your skin even if yo are tired or stressed. Don’t neglect your skincare routine.

Use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s UVrays.

Ultra violet rays generate free radicals which cause inflammation. Extensive exposure to the sun may contribute to premature aging.

How we look on the outside is a reflection of what is going on in our bodies. By taking care of yourself and limiting chronic inflammation, you can achieve healthy glowing skin, and overall good health.

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