It is undeniable that glowing skin enhances your beauty. But glowing skin is also an indicator of good health; meaning you are beautiful inside and out. For some it’s genetics, but if you put in the right work now, you can look forward to a lovely countenance for years to come. And remember, you need the skin all over your body to glow, not just on your face! Here are 10 tips to help you get that glowing skin, courtesy of Reader’s Digest ( http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/clean-living/10-secrets-glowing-skin )
1. Avoid Long Steamy Showers
Instead, opt for shorter, cooler sprays. Long, hot showers strip the skin of its moisture and wash away its protective oils. So limit your showers to 10 minutes and keep the water cool.
2. Apply Aloe Vera Gel Daily
Smooth some aloe vera gel over extra dry skin everyday. The acids in aloe eat away at dead skin cells and speed up the healing process. Buy a pre-prepared product or cut the end off of an aloe leaf, split it open and spread the gel on the dry area.
3. Cook with Garlic Every Day
A 1996 Danish study found that skin cells grown in a culture dish and treated with garlic had seven times the lifespan of cells grown in standard culture. They also tended to look healthier and more youthful than untreated cells. Plus, garlic extract dramatically inhibited the growth of cancerous skin cells.
4. Drink Plenty of Orange Juice
Orange juice is rich in vitamin C, essential for the manufacture of collagen, which helps to keep the skin smooth and youthful. Other foods rich in vitamin C include guava, kiwi fruit and red peppers.