Skin Treatments to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Looking Young

Posted on: 29 January 2019


Your skin is a very important organ, and it's one that you want to keep both healthy and looking good. Not only is it important to protect your skin from disease (such as cancer), but you will also want to keep it looking young and vibrant. And if you are the type who is not interested in undergoing plastic surgery or some other similar procedure, then you should definitely investigate some of the natural beauty treatments that you can use to keep your skin young and healthy. Here's a selection of things you should include in your repertoire.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

This is an antioxidant that has drawn a lot of attention from the health community because of its multifaceted benefits when it comes to protecting the skin. It's something that helps fight off free radicals (these are things that harm your cells and cause you to age). There are two different ways that you can take alpha-lipoic acid. The first way is to take it in pill or capsule form. These can be taken with dinner as some studies do suggest that taking these pills on an empty stomach can lead to a bit of queasiness. The other way you can use alpha-lipoic acid is via a cream that you can apply to your skin. These creams are applied at night, and the antioxidants soak into your skin.

Sunscreen and Vitamin D

One of the big issues with your skin is how you can protect it from the damage of the sun. While the sun is generally healthy and good for you, it can also be bad for you. Too much exposure to the sun can cause you to get skin cancer. You do still need to get important vitamins from the sun, though. Normally, vitamin D is a nutrient that you get from the sun, so if you don't get enough sun, you will end up lacking in this important nutrient. So, here is what you should do. Use a powerful sunscreen and take vitamin D supplements. This way, you block the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun and give your body the necessary vitamin D.

Probiotic Body Lotion

Everyone who loves their skin needs to use a body lotion. And if you're someone who is concerned about acne and other skin problems, you should definitely check out a probiotic skin lotion. These are lotions that contain live bacteria that are helpful for maintaining the healthy flora of your skin while helping to eliminate the bad bacteria. It's a similar concept to when you eat foods such as yogurt, which has probiotics. These helpful bacteria are in the lotions and will help your skin maintain its moisture as well as provide your skin with healthy bacteria that can maintain a great glow. You can add these lotions to your morning routine and rub in a small bit at night before you go to bed.