Everyone dreads waking up in the morning and seeing a new zit, wrinkle, or spot on any part of their skin. That’s because each of these signs shows that something either on or inside you is not as it should be.
Most skin care products will mainly focus on treating each of these types of blemishes, and amidst all the hype you can easily forget to look for signs of healthy skin.
Though each pimple, freckle, or wrinkle is easy to fixate on, experiencing a few of them is not necessarily something to obsess or worry about.
It may actually be better to gauge the health of your skin by looking for good signs.
As is often discussed, water is essential for so many body processes and proper function of pretty much everything that goes on in your body. It’s also a big part of skin health.
Being dehydrated can reduce elasticity and cause itchiness or flaky skin, but drinking enough water can help to moisturize your skin and cut down on the oil that your body feels it needs to produce, as well as naturally flush out toxins.
Not only does this mean that you are less likely to get acne, but also that your skin will stay supple and smooth.
Sensitive or thin portions of skin are those that will show signs of dehydration first. Chapped lips are the biggest tell-tale that you need to start drinking more water.
Those that live in dry climates may have a harder time retaining the moisture in their skin because the air sort of sucks out moisture, but combining adequate water with good moisturizers can help to retain the beauty of your skin.
Zits are the bane of nearly everyone’s existence, but experiencing a few of them may not be a result of dirt or excess oil on your skin.
Obviously, those are the biggest contributors to acne and blemishes, but seeing a few pimples may also be a sign of hormonal changes within you.
For example, women can experience breakouts just before their periods because of the way the menstrual cycle affects the hormone levels in the body.
Also, if you don’t experience major breakouts on a regular basis, seeing a few pimples here or there is not too big a deal and may only be a result of pollutants in the air or similar situations.
Minimal blemishes can also be a sign of your skin getting rid of toxins or fighting against the bacteria in your pores, so seeing only a few of them simply means that your body is working as it should.
Even Tone Everywhere
When mentioning even skin tone, it is natural to think first of skin on your face. It is the most commonly exposed portion of skin and is most directly influenced by weather, climate, and pollution. As a result, most makeups, creams, and other skin care products focus on evening the tone of your face.
However, even tone exhibits itself all over your skin. Those portions, such as stomach, legs, and even arms, that are not as often exposed to the sun can give you an indication of the state of your skin as a whole.
In this way, you are better able to gauge how your body is doing on the inside by whether your entire body has even tones. Looking for signs of health can be greatly encouraging to all who are looking for good skin.