As an adult, we tend to make bad decisions in our life, especially when it’s not related to finance or future related decisions. Those bad habits usually revolve around our lifestyle or diet. It’s normal though since we’re usually busy working from nine to five and not to mention if you live far away you still have to commute for an hour or two depending on where you live.
However, in this article, we’re going to show you what those bad habits are and why you should quit as soon as possible, read this article to know more.
There’s no sugarcoating or any defending why smoking is right for you; smoking is proven to many diseases starting from lung cancer, tuberculosis, weight loss and even depression. If that doesn’t make you feel worse, smoking excessively might cause your teeth to yellow so quit right away. Being a passive smoker also increase your chance to have cancer as well, so avoid places that allow smoking whenever you can. If you want to quit, start by chewing some gum whenever you get the urge to smoke, and slowly but surely you can quit your addiction to smoking.
Bad Diet Choices
As an adult, we tend to be so busy to the point that we eat whatever and whenever we can, as long as our stomach is filled. Junk food is the number one choice as it is cheap and tasty, but trust us that those burgers are not doing you any good except for filling your hunger. Eating too much junk food and paired with soda will lead to many diseases such as heart disease, weight gain, depression and even acne since they’re too oily. Our tip is to bring your lunch to work, as you can cater what you put into your lunch and this is much healthier and cheaper for you.
Addicted to Caffeine
Some people insist that they can’t function without their morning coffee, if you’re one of those people, you have to make a habit to quit as soon as possible. Drinking coffee is great especially when you add many cream and sugar, which eliminates the bitter taste of the drink itself. Instead of drinking caffeine make sure to drink more water instead as they kept you alert without the sugar and to make things even better, those caffeine won’t keep you awake at night, which gives you the sleep that you need.
The skin is the largest organ in the body. It is the only organ exposed and vulnerable to external factors such as ultraviolet radiation from the sun and air pollution. As much as these external factors damage our skin, there are some internal factors which contribute to the deteriorating health of the skin. Elements such as aging and acne cannot be avoided, but their effects on the skin can be reduced.
This article will talk about taking care of the skin. The secret to a glowing skin is providing it with what it needs.
Tips for keeping your skin healthy
1. Homemade skin care treatment
The skin is exposed daily to both bacteria and dirt. Luckily, your kitchen has what you need to treat your skin against bacteria and making it dust free:
- Applying lemon on your skin is a natural way of cleansing it. Citric acid removes dead cells, and vitamin C improves the tone of your skin by reducing dark spots.
- Turmeric powder is another ingredient which has an antiseptic effect on your skin. It is anti-inflammatory in nature hence reducing the inflammation caused by allergic reactions on your skin. The best way to use this powder is by making a paste with it using pineapple juice. It will rejuvenate your skin.
- Honey has antibacterial properties and moisturizes the skin. It treats some skin diseases and infections.
2. Drinking water
Water cleanses the body by eliminating toxins. By hydrating the body, the skin is hydrated too. When the body is not cleansed enough, toxins build up and break out on the skin in the form of pimples. The leading cause of acne breakout on the skin is dehydration. Therefore, keeping your body hydrated, keeps your skin free from acne, and pimples. Water also transports enzymes, minerals, and vitamins to the skin cells. Drink the amount of water equal to half of your total body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water.
3. Take foods rich in antioxidants
Antioxidants are compounds found mostly in fresh fruits and vegetables. The process of oxidation in our body produces free radicals which damage body cells if not controlled. Antioxidants fortify the cells against free radicals. It encourages cell and tissue growth which is essential for the skin; since skin cells are shedding and growing steadily. It also slows down the aging process of the skin by fighting wrinkles and firming the skin, therefore giving it a youthful appearance
4. Protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation
Ultraviolet beams from the sun are the leading cause of skin damage. They cause wrinkles and make the skin vulnerable to skin cancer. Always apply sunscreen in situations where your body is exposed to the sun for instance when swimming. Avoid going out when the sunlight is strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.