The Christmas holidays are over. Contagions, confinements and isolations have been the predominant note because of Ómicron.
But despite all this, surely changes in routines and gastronomic excesses have been present in homes.
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In addition to extra kilos or gastric problems, Christmas excesses also have harmful effects on skin health.
For this reason, the skin, like any other organ, requires good nutrition and hydration to avoid oxidation caused by free radicals from the environment and even to prevent the appearance of problems such as acne.
Dermatology experts list the main factors that contribute to deteriorating skin health during these dates:
As far as tobacco is concerned, the skin is exposed to its toxic effects in two ways: directly through contact with environmental smoke and indirectly through blood and through the toxins that come from inhaled smoke.
To avoid this, dermatologists recommend trying to counteract by eating foods with antioxidant compounds, vitamins C, E, or minerals.
And where to find all this? Well, in fruits, vegetables, legumes, lean meats, nuts, the latter rich in essential fatty acids.
Replacing water intake with other types of beverages such as sugary soft drinks or alcoholic beverages is very detrimental to skin health.
Therefore, drinking water helps eliminate toxins and thus contributes to the maintenance of a healthy complexion by acting as a moisturizer from the inside out.
In this sense, it is recommended to consume between a liter and a half to two liters of water a day.
Another way to give your skin extra hydration is to eat more vegetables and fruits, especially those with a high lycopene and beta-carotene content, such as tomatoes or carrots, and red fruits.
Dermatology experts recall that during sleep the body synthesizes many substances, such as collagen and elastin, which contribute to the necessary skin regeneration to keep the skin in good condition.
In addition, during those hours of rest, the toxins accumulated during the day are eliminated.
For this reason, although there are times when it is more complicated, the ideal is to sleep between 7 or 8 hours a day to have a restful rest.
Lack of sleep can cause a rapid advance in the aging process of the skin.
For this reason, it is essential not to neglect the facial cleansing and moisturizing routine with products that suit each one's skin type and use a cleanser before applying the moisturizing cream both in the morning and before going to bed.
It is highly recommended to remove the remains of makeup and contamination adhered to the skin.
And although it is true that during this time of year exposure to the sun is less and, furthermore, the sun's rays do not hit as directly as in other seasons of the year, UVA and UVB radiation are still present.
And forgetting it can damage the skin.
So, you need to continue to apply a good SPF whenever you're spending time outdoors.
In short, and although it is not always easy to avoid some excess at Christmas, taking these aspects into account can be very beneficial to balance habits during these days and guarantee correct skin care.