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Healthy Skin Is Attainable

By Tom Herrin

By tuning in to almost any television station or reading any kind of magazine, it is possible to observe that taking care of our skin is a big business.  We probably place more emphasis on it than we once did as well.  Without a doubt, some of this is due to a market that has been created.  On the other hand, there may be plenty of reasons for the rise in this industry.  Many of us have become much more concerned about our skin than we once were.  This includes women and men alike.  Our skin not only provides beauty and appearance, it also has a vital job of protecting us from infection.  There are things each of us can do that may help to provide what is needed to keep it in good condition.

Consume Foods High in Antioxidants

You have undoubtedly heard plenty about antioxidants and their value to health.  Blueberries seem to get a lot of attention.  Several other fruits have large amounts, too.  The dark green, leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale have received increasingly greater portions of publicity also.  I keep hearing about using uncooked spinach in place of lettuce in sandwiches.  These foods provide some good healthier options while boosting our levels of antioxidants at the same time.  Besides their many other health-promoting values, they are known to be good for protecting the skin.

Get an Adequate Amount of Sleep

Many of us tend to try to cut corners on sleep.  Not only does it help us to be mentally refreshed and better able to function, it also provides us an opportunity for our bodies to repair themselves.  This is an easy concept to get as any of us may look pretty rough when we fail to get the amount of sleep our bodies need.  Getting the right amount can be a big part in taking care of our skin.

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is important all the way around.  For our skin, water can help to maintain elasticity.  Allowing our skin to become wrinkled may be partly due to lack of enough water.  Many of our natural processes may be a part of flushing impurities from our skin.  Some of this can be accomplished by drinking more water.  In other words, if we never sweat, it may be a problem more than we think. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Brentwood, Calif.

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