Protect the Health and Wellness of Your Skin

UVA & UVB Rays on SkinIf you’re like most people, you probably care somewhat about being well and caring for your body and all of its unseen-yet-vital mechanisms. You likely know a few things about how your body works and what its various organs do and what it takes to keep them healthy. You know that you need exercise for your heart, lungs, arteries, and digestive system. You know that you need to eat well for those organs as well as your brain, liver, and nervous system.

But there’s one organ that you are probably neglecting more than any of them — and it’s the biggest one you have. You can see it without any special instruments or imagery, and yet you forget about it on a daily basis. It’s your skin — and it requires the same love and care as your internal organs, even though you probably aren’t doling it out. To learn more about how to give it what it needs, read on or click here.

Like every other organ and system in your body, your skin derives many benefits from a healthful diet and adequate exercise. Good food provides the necessary vitamins and nutrients to enable skin to heal and repair itself, and to make the new cells better than the ones that came before. The right diet lends your skin luminosity, vitality, and that all-important glow. Eating plenty of green vegetables, fruits high in antioxidants like Vitamin C, lean protein, and sources of omega fatty acids such as fish and flax seed, will give your skin a boost. Exercise is important because it increases the flow of oxygen, blood, and nutrients directly to your skin’s regenerating layer, which improves the ability of cells to turn over and provides the new cells with an extra dose of the things they need.

Diet and exercise aren’t all your skin needs from you, though. Because of its unique position as an organ that is exposed to the elements on a daily basis, your skin needs a few things in addition to eating well and getting your blood pumping — the first of which is protection. There are a lot of things that wear on your skin — wind, cold, dry air, stress — and, unless you live in a cave, the worst offender is the sun. Not only does it cause premature aging with its UVA rays, it can cause sunburns and even cancer.

For this reason, it is crucial that you wear a sunscreen every day on all exposed skin. Make sure the sunscreen you choose is labeled as broad-spectrum, which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. And don’t make the mistake of thinking that if you can’t see the sun, it won’t hurt you. UV rays can penetrate cloud cover and still damage your skin, which means you need to wear sunscreen no matter the weather.

Every skin type and condition requires further specific care with quality products designed to address certain needs. In order to ensure the optimum health of your most exposed organ, click here to learn more about what your skin requires.

 

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