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Are You Protecting Your Skin Well Enough?

By Genevieve Cunningham

The skin. When we're young, we give very little thought to this part of our bodies. Even though we know that the skin is important, we all have a naturally beautiful and youthful glow. But as we age, things begin to change. Suddenly, we begin to notice things like fine lines and age spots. And at the first wrinkle, we start to understand why taking care of our skin is important. But what now? Is it too late? Or can we still make progress toward healthy glowing skin? If you're ready to take control of your skincare, take a look at some tips that you can start today to make a difference for a lifetime.

Why Skin Care Matters

Appearance, as mentioned above, is the biggest reason why people begin to think about their skin. No one likes blemishes or dark spots. We try to avoid wrinkles. But skin care goes much deeper than appearance. If we don't take care of our skin, we set ourselves up for discomfort and disease. We may begin to notice things such as itchy skin, flaking, peeling, and dryness. And in serious cases, we may be increasing our risk of skin cancer. Skincare matters because your skin and the way that you feel and your overall health matter! Make it a priority, and you'll feel much better about yourself and your future.

Does It Cost a Fortune?

The truth is that skincare can be expensive. Dermatologists cost money. Products cost money. And some products cost a lot of money -- more than most of us are willing to spend. But here's the good news: There are plenty of ways to care for your skin without breaking the bank. Spend money on the dermatologist and ask for affordable ways to protect yourself. Most skin doctors will be more than happy to point you in the right direction and help you feel good in your skin.

The Most Important Tips

So what are the most important things that we need to know in order to stay safe? While there are plenty of serums and lotions and treatments available, there are two huge components of healthy skin that are both crucial and incredibly effective. First, make sure that you are using a sunscreen every day. Though a little bit of sun exposure is good for you, it doesn't take much before the sun begins to damage the skin. Second, make sure that you are moisturizing the skin on a regular basis. Your skin thrives on proper hydration, and skipping this step will only exacerbate any symptoms. Protect your skin from the sun and moisturize, and you're halfway to better skin already.

It's easy to take your skin for granted, but it's time to stop! Your skin deserves attention and care. And to be honest, you're going to feel so much better with a proper skincare routine too. Use these tips to get started, and you'll be enjoying that youthful glow before you know it.

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

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