Tips for Healthy and Glowing Skin..

By: Taylor

A healthy lifestyle and good skin care can help you delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems. The story of your life is told through your skin – from the soft, smooth baby skin to the ‘glow’ of pregnancy to the surface spots from sun damage and the fine lines and wrinkles of older age. Here are some simple healthy habits that you can adopt to keep your skin in great shape year after year, decade after decade.

Avoid alcohol
Avoid dehydration
Avoid harsh soaps and cleansers
Avoid skin tanning
Avoid tobacco
Clean your skin before bedtime
Drink plenty of water and fruit juices
Eat healthy foods
Get plenty of rest
Moisturize your skin
Practice yoga
Reduce emotional stress
Take supplements – your skin needs Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Omega 3, Omega 6 fatty acids, Zinc and Selenium.
Take warm showers, not hot – hot water strips the skin of natural oils and dries it out.
Use an umbrella
Use herbal/natural products
Use sunscreen and sunblock
More than 70% of all the people who smoke – want to quit. It’s a safe bet that if you are reading this, you are one of that 70%. Congratulations, you’ve taken the first step on a very positive and healthy path toward your future.

Smoking is the number one killer in the United States today, it increases your risks of heart diseases, strokes, high blood pressure, infertility, osteoporosis, depression, low birth weight and cancers such as oral cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer and bladder cancer.

Knowing all of that, why haven’t you quit before? Easy, there is nicotine inside each and every cigarette and that nicotine is addictive. It provides a false sense of psychological comfort to the smoker, while the nicotine levels build up within the smokers’ body.

Ask yourself, when it is that you smoke the most and you will find that each and every answer falls into one of three categories.

1) During emotional or stressful situations

Death of a loved one or friend
After an argument
After lovemaking
2) After you have completed an activity that has diluted the nicotine level in your body.

First thing in the morning – no one smokes in their sleep.
After a meal
After a drink
After a gathering or event in a location smoking is not permitted.
3) Group / Social events

A gathering of friends/family in a location where smoking is permitted

After reading that, you may find that your highest smoking times are falling neatly into one of those three categories. So now you have something to arm yourself in your battle against the addiction you have to nicotine. And it’s time to begin letting go of the addiction. Here are some helpful ideas to assist you in winning the war and quitting – once and for all. Soon you will be free from nicotine and you will find that you are benefiting by becoming a healthier you, and a wealthier you as well.

List 1: Make a list of why you want to quit. This list is your cheering squad. Being around longer for loved ones, improving your health, savings money, setting a good example for your children, reducing your loved ones exposure to second hand smoke. These are all good examples and the more reasons you have, the easier quitting will be.
List 2: Make a list of the reasons you do smoke – you will notice that there are no legitimately good reasons, and your list of reasons to quit is larger.
Buying Smokes: Don’t purchase cartons of cigarettes, having too many on hand – tricks you into smoking more.
Count your Coins: Calculate the cost of your cigarettes over the course of a years’ time then imagine what you could have done, or could have bought with that money. With the rising cost of cigarettes, now that’s incentive.
Prior to quitting: Change your habits. Stop smoking in your house and vehicle first, quitting becomes easier when you have to stop what you’re doing to go outside to smoke.
Set a reasonable quit date: Always a good idea to have your quit day be a special day such as a birthday, Christmas, Mothers’ or Fathers’ Day, an Anniversary. Any day is a good day, but try to make it special too.
Involve Others: Prior to your quit date, inform your family and friends of your intentions. First, ask them to not smoke around you and secondly, ask them to be your cheerleaders!

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