The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 13 percent of women in the nation ages 18 and older are in fair or poor health. Women have special health concerns, but they’ll always have the need to look and feel good. However, you don’t have to compromise your health to look beautiful. Incorporate the four simple strategies below to help support your health and beauty.

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Eat a Balanced Diet and Stay Hydrated

Diet plays a major role in supporting health and beauty needs. Research has shown that diets consisting of antioxidant-rich foods help to protect the skin. These foods include pecans, kidney beans, cranberries, wild berries, and blackberries. Conversely, foods that are rich in essential fatty acids help to promote smooth and younger-looking skin, foods such as olive and canola oils, flax seeds, walnuts, sardines, and salmon. Other foods that enhance health and beauty include green leafy vegetables and foods rich in vitamin A; these foods help fight fine lines and wrinkles. Also, dietary supplements are available. For example, Nutrilite offers vitamins and dietary supplements for a healthy lifestyle.

Staying hydrated is also important for building beautiful skin. The outermost layer of the skin must stay hydrated, and if this layer doesn’t stay hydrated, it will lose elasticity.

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Use a Moisturizer on Your Skin

Applying a moisturizer daily can help your skin look and feel beautiful. You might also want to apply a moisturizer often during cold weather, after exercising, and after washing your hands.

When traveling, take extra skin protection measures. If you’re traveling to an area where your skin is closer to the sun than usual, be sure you have a proper skin care product. On a regular day, dermatologists recommend using a skin care product that offers protection with either SPF 15 or 20. However, if you’re outside for an extended time while traveling, use a product with SPF 30.

If you suffer from chapped lips, try finding a lip balm with a SPF of at least 15. Ultimately, you want to protect your lips as much as possible during extreme temperatures such as cold. Further, if you like to wear lipstick, you can find many that offer SPF protection.

If you’re not able to find a brand of lip products that offer SPF protection, many brands, such as Artistry, offer lip protection using natural ingredients. Artistry is one of the world’s largest providers of skin care products. The company offers a line of skin care and cosmetic products designed for women by women. Using natural oils, Artistry Signature color lipsticks lock in moisture to keep your lips looking younger. In addition, an Artistry skin care recommendation feature can further help you personalize your skin care needs.

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Manage Stress

Regular exercise can help manage stress. All you need is a light daily routine, such as yoga, Pilates, walking, or light jogging. Having a steady sleep cycle can also help you manage stress. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults ages 18 and older get seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Other ways of managing stress include counseling and relaxation techniques such as breathing and meditation.

Dress to Impress

Looking good and feeling good can affect your mood.

The beauty and fashion industry continues to grow and offer a range of products and styles for women. Amway, for example, is a leader in health and beauty products that enhance women’s natural beauty. From skincare and cosmetics to personal fragrances, you can follow Amway on Instagram to keep up with all the latest products and beauty tips.

Beauty and health work together to give women the balance that they need in their daily living. To start looking and feeling your best, some well-chosen beauty products and activities that boost your physical and mental well-being can bring you the best of both health and beauty in your life.

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