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Three Things Our Skin Needs On A Regular Basis

The 2 square yards of skin on our body require lot of care because they should last in good condition for the lifetime. That’s why wardrobes of most people remain crammed with countless beauty products. However, for most of us only two – three of these products everyday are enough. Yep, I said two – three. In fact, more than that may cause harm to skin in some cases.

Taking care of skin is also an art and it requires proper knowledge. So in this article we’ll have a look on 3 things which our skin requires on a regular basis. Have a look:

  1. Cleansing: This is the most basic requirement of our skin. Not only it removes the dirt and extra oil from your face for giving a clear complexion, but also prepares your skin for other beauty products that you’re going to use. However, all cleansers aren’t the same. You need to be careful while purchasing your cleanser. First of all you should keep in mind that a cleanser should always be soap-free. Secondly, you need to choose the right cleanser according to your skin type. If you’ve a very dry skin then you should go for a creamy cleanser, if your skin is dry then you should choose a cleanser that’s alcohol free while people with oily skin should go for an acidic alpha-hydroxy cleanser.
  2. Water: 55% – 75% of our body is made of water. Now you can guess yourself that how important element it is for the health of our skin. Like other parts of the body, skin also requires hydration. Water helps in removing the impurities from our blood, thus minimizing the risk of pimples etc. and hydrates the skin so it can look smoother and clearer. You should drink at least two liters of water everyday for keeping the skin hydrated.
  3. Fatty Acids: Essential Fatty Acids or EFAs are also an important component of our body. They help in protecting the skin from the damage of harmful UV rays and pollutants. You need Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFAs for healthy skin. Omega-6 is found in cooking oils, so chances are higher that you’re getting enough of it. However, Omega-3 is a bit harder to gain because it’s found in cold-water fishes, spinach or kidney beans – all the things that we don’t eat on a regular basis. But we can gain it easily by taking any good Omega-3 supplement. For better results you can also take another EFA known as Gamma Linolenic Acid or GLA, which comes with great anti-inflammatory properties.
Ricard D Knowles