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The Relationship Between Health and Beauty

How your health affects your looks and tips how to improve it.

Health and beauty are, in many ways, almost synonymous. All of the world’s most expensive skincare products and makeup won’t help us at all if we don’t take good care of ourselves. The best moisturizers will do nothing for skin that is constantly being exposed to damage and neglect, and our bodies will quickly become weak and frail if we stick to bad habits and poor lifestyle choices. Do you want to be more attractive? Then you must realize that the answer lies mostly within you, and what you choose to do each day. In order to help you understand the relationship between health and beauty, here we present a few ways different aspects of our life affect our appearance.

Exercise

As the celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder would say, outer beauty is generally a reflection of our inner health. Everything we do or don’t do shows up on our face or body after a while, and exercising is where most of us tend to get the laziest. It’s difficult to stay consistent when working out, but the lack of physical activity doesn’t lead just to a wider waistline – cellulite, double chin, flabby arms, love handles that give us that odd “muffin top” regardless of which pants we’re wearing, and the worst of all, lowered confidence. To look sexy and feel fit, we must exercise, and to actually accomplish that, it’s best to find an activity that suits our personality. Going to the gym is not necessary at all – you can work out at home, or you can finally learn to dance like you always wanted. There are many cool alternatives to the gym that will help you sculpt your body and make it look just the way you dreamed it would.

Diet

Possibly the thing that influences the quality of our skin more than anything else is diet. Fatty foods aren’t just bad for your cardiovascular system, they are terrible for your face as well. They can easily lead to excessive oiliness in the T-zone, and too much sugar can cause acne, inflammation, and redness, so people with problems, such as psoriasis and rosacea are particularly sensitive. You have to give your skin the proper nutrients, and the best way to do this is to eat healthy, varied meals full of green leafy vegetables, fish and chicken, nuts, fruits, and whole grains. If you’re lacking in certain vitamins, good food will help, and there are excellent cheap supplements out there that won’t break the bank, and yet can help you get your body back on track.

Getting enough sleep

From puffy, swollen eyes and dark circles, to a sallow, greyish cast of dull, tired skin. You lose your lustre quickly if you’re sleep deprived, so getting those minimal seven hours of sleep a night is quite important. To enhance the beneficial, healing powers of sleep, try using an overnight mask and you’ll wake up looking fresh and radiant.

Staying hydrated

Dehydrated skin is weak, prone to bruising, and obviously very dry. Most of us need to up our daily water intake at least a bit, and if you have trouble remembering to drink, try sipping water through a straw, or try making it tastier with the addition of a few drops of aloe vera and lemon juice. Sipping slowly is easier than just gulping down an entire glass at once, and it’s good to create a habit of always having a water bottle around.

If you start living a healthier life, you’ll feel better, look better, and have more energy to do things you love doing. Start with small steps, change a few habits, and soon you’ll see just how transformative it can be. 

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