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Why Your Skin Needs To Be Clean!

We all take for granted that our skin is the most beautiful thing on our bodies. Yet even the most beautiful skin has a few bumps and crevices. Here are some things you can do to make your skin healthier.

The biggest misconception of all, according to dermatologists, is that the skin is a perfect “sandwich” where the outermost layers are made of dead cells. In fact, the inner, healthier layer is made of collagen, proteins, fatty acids and other compounds that are all intimately related to the “health” of the skin.

If this all seems like a lot, it’s because it is, but it’s actually not that bad. I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin health for almost two years. Even a tiny improvement can be huge, especially if it is for a minor skin problem or if I don’t notice the problem until I get older. The best part is, most of the things you can do start with making a small change… it was that small of a change that actually helped make your skin better and healthier! You only need to take a few simple steps to make your body cleaner!

Make a list ! Here’s an excellent one for you:

1. Brush your teeth. This is a great one because you can really get in to the habit of using the bathroom regularly… something that I didn’t do nearly enough during my childhood.

You will get better control over your hygiene through routine cleanliness. And if you don’t feel comfortable doing this, there are some other things you can do such as making your own toothpaste, or getting a toothbrush that has a bristled head for your gum chewing. Another good idea is to try using antibacterial soap after brushing your teeth. I haven’t tried this, and for you who have, let me know your experience in the comments!

2. Avoid eating certain bacteria-ridden foods like raw or fermented foods. As I discussed in my essay on clean food, foods should NOT taste like dirt and that includes foods that are often associated with eating dirt. Try to avoid the following: raw egg cartons or shells, raw fish, raw poultry, raw nuts, raw fruits, raw vegetables, and unpasteurized milk.

3. Don’t wear tight fitting items. I know it’s hard to tell your boyfriend or girlfriend they look good when you wear tight and restrictive garments, but look at the big picture – it’s not just the clothes that make you look good, other items on your body can play a role in your beauty as well. If you are one of those people who thinks a thong is more important or more flattering than a dress or skirt, think again! They don’t work like the rest of your body when you are in a sexual or romantic relationship. Keep your clothes loose (but keep them in great condition because you will want to wear them again).

4. Go outside! As I mentioned in the previous section on health and cleanliness, a healthy and beautiful skin means staying outside in the elements. This helps in three ways. First of all, you are actually improving your body’s health by getting in the sunlight without the tanning, and being able to breathe fresh air that is made up of fresh air-pockets. Secondly, if you’re not getting enough sunlight, your skin will feel dull and your hair will fall out, but if you’re outside it is actually giving your skin nutrients that it needs.

Lastly, you’ll be able to have fun.