Precaution is better than cure wise people say, and when it comes to skin health, this statement is 100% true. So, if you haven’t already developed (lucky you!) dark spots, freckles, age spots, or dark underarms you’ll have to ensure that you take the necessary precautions to simply keep them away.
Please, be sure to ready every word of this article as vital information about the health of you skin is on the way!
What can possibly harm your skin?
Our body and, consequently, our skin are exposed to many harmful and potentially dangerous elements on each and every day. Chemical products, pollution, stress, even aging itself and bad diet are only the tip of the iceberg. All the above, form an alliance that can be detrimental to our skin and may affect its texture and complexion (that is its color), thus causing skin problems such as hyperpigmentation.
We also have to mention the enemy No1 that might cause some serious problems for our skin. Yes, you’ve guessed it right! It’s the SUN! That evil guy is everywhere. OK! Let’s be clear on this! You don’t have to become a night-owl or a bat and go out only after midnight! The sun is vital for our body and overall health, mood, and wellness. However, it can be dangerous as well (its UVA and UVB rays to be more accurate). The sun may cause severe skin pigmentation issues, let aside the sunburns that may occur. So, you have to be extremely cautious, especially during the summer days, while exposing yourself to the sun.
Keep dark spots away following these simple tips!
- Make the sun an ally, not an enemy!
First of all, if you have or want to go outside on a sunny day, make sure you use high SPF lotions and sunscreens. Hats, sunglasses are a MUST to protect your face and eyes. In addition to this, you should always wear protective clothing as the invasive sun rays might cause sunburn and excessive coloring to your shoulders, upper arms, back, and chest. Why? Because these are the parts of your body that mostly come in contact with the harmful rays of the sun. This contact might trigger melanin production (so that our body may protect itself from the sun rays). “So where’s the catch? ”, you might wonder. The answer is that melanin is responsible for the color of your skin. So, simply put, more melanin equals darker skin, and in some cases dark or brown spots.
- Drink water. More Water!!!
I cannot overemphasize the importance of drinking sufficient amounts of water on a daily basis. Apart from being significant for your overall health, water is also responsible for keeping your skin moisturized, allowing it to maintain a healthy, glowing look you can be proud of. So let me be straight on this! You shouldn’t drink less than 8 glasses of water each day. I must admit I personally go a bit extreme on this. I drink about 4 glasses right on my waking up. This helps my body to fight both harmful external and internal factors, as well as to be more energized. Remember, dehydration equals less energy.
- Maintain a proper diet
Your skin is the mirror of your entire body. So, if you want to have a healthy outside (that is your skin) you must take care of the inside (that is what you intake, whether you eat or drink it).
Your diet, therefore, plays a great role in the appearance of your skin. You should always ensure that your diet has all the necessary vitamins, fibers, fats, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and carbohydrates to maintain a healthy look and body.
Here are some quick tips on your diet;
- Eat, or better devour, fresh fruits and vegetables each and every day. I can’t stretch that enough. They are so rich in vitamins, fibers, and antioxidants that they can reinforce your skin against almost any threat it may face. (tomatoes, lime, kale, berries, kiwi, and grapes are only a few to mention).
- Drink water! OK! OK! I know! I’ve already said much on this topic. It was just a quick reminder
- Eat whole grain cereals! A whole-grain oatmeal is your pick if you want a breakfast that will boost the health of your skin.
- Eat fish such as sardines and salmon that contain omega-3 fatty acids. They will help you to keep your skin clear and healthy
- Perform health check-ups often
Did you know that hormonal imbalances are one of the leading causes of hyperpigmentation (that is brown spots)? A regular check-up can let you know if everything is working as it should inside your body. This way you can be sure if there’s an imbalance that could lead to the darkening of your skin complexion.
Furthermore, if you already have any brown spots you’re concerned about, you should have a specialized check-up more frequently to ensure they don’t worsen over time. Don’t worry, though. This check-up is as simple as a photo shoot.
Keeping dark spots away, as well as any kind of skin discoloration is a simple process. Easy, daily habits can guarantee that you have a flawless skin that enhances your appearance and boosts both your confidence and health.
P.S. If you’d like to know more about the prevention of dark spots, you can take a look at Eden Diaz’s publication – Skin Whitening Forever. In her course, Eden provides reliable information on how to keep dark spots away as well as treat the already existing ones.
P.S.2 Good Luck