November 21, 2012
You've probably heard time and time again that the best way to continue looking youthful and beautiful is to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, a nutritious diet and plenty of water. These tips may seem like common sense, but there's a little more to them than you might think.
You know obesity is bad for your overall health, but so is being too thin. Everyone loses collagen and elasticity in the skin as they age, but if you have a lower-than-average body weight, this process may go even faster, Alexander Cortes, a Los Angeles-based personal trainer, told TotalBeauty.com. Maintain a healthy BMI for the best skin, and boost your skin's collagen creation with a hydrating skin care product like Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream.
Drinking water hydrates every part of your body - including your skin. However, when the air in your home is too dry, your skin can suffer as a result. Kyra Johnson, Director of Spa Operations at Park Hyatt Aviara Spa in San Diego, California, told the news outlet that skin thrives with about 60 percent humidity, but in the winter, humidity tends to drop to about 40 percent. Invest in a humidifier and keep it on at night, especially during the winter months, to keep your skin soft and supple.