How is it that some women have glowing, healthy, smooth looking skin?
Many of them can thank their parents for blessing them with good genes. But even if you weren’t so lucky, there’s a few things you can do to improve the look of your skin – without spending a fortune.
You can run, and you can exfoliate.
Running for healthy skin
Running helps nourish skin cells by improving circulation and increasing blood flow to them. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells, and it helps carry away waste products. By increasing blood flow, you’re giving your cells a flush out.
Running can also decrease stress, which will help to ease conditions exacerbated by stress, such as acne and eczema. The reduction in stress will help to smooth out some of those tension lines and worried looks on your face as well!
Exfoliate for healthy skin
Exfoliating helps to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. It reveals to the world the brighter skin beneath this layer of dead cells. And you don’t need to buy expensive lotions and potions for exfoliating to be effective.
Here’s a simple recipe you can throw together from ingredients in your own kitchen.
Olive Oil Exfoliant
3 tablespoons rock salt
1.5 tablespoons olive oil
Mix together, then rub into your body in circular motion. Best done in the bath or shower as it can get quite messy.
You can try adding herbs to the mixture such as sage or basil.
For a face scrub, you should use salt that has been partially ground.
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