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Your Skin Needs to Last a Lifetime

By Tom Herrin

Most of us want to take care of ourselves and our health.  This includes everything, but we don't always know just what all of this entails.  Some think about our lungs and circulatory system, but there are times in which we don't think about our skin as a major part of our health.  The skin has a big job of protecting us from infection.  Just think about how we react anytime we have a cut that introduces anything into our body.  A small cut can turn into a major problem if we cannot keep the wound closed up.  The good thing is that we can keep our skin healthy for a long time if we will form some good practices.

Use Sunscreen Like It Matters

When I was young, I had never heard of sunscreen.  I thought you simply burned and went on.  I still have some marks on my shoulders from burning.  If I had known about the significance of sunscreen then, it may have made a difference.  If we are going to spend much time in the sun today, we need to use sunscreen for protection.  It is recommended to use a mineral-based type with SPF protection of at least 30.  Using this can do a lot to save our skin, prevent some early aging, and hopefully avoid serious skin cancers

Keep a Lid on Stress

Stress can do plenty of harm to any of us.  It can show in our faces and on our skin.  Finding some way to reduce stress can help to keep skin healthier.  Many individuals who experience chronic skin issues can relate it to some kind of stress in their lives.  We simply need to identify the sources of our stress and deal with them effectively.  When we have a good strategy, we will feel more in control of our lives, we will be more relaxed and have less anxiety.

Add More Sleep to Your Routine

Most of us get too little sleep.  As a result, we are tired far too much of the time.  It can easily show on our faces.  When we get an adequate amount of sleep, we will not only be refreshed, and our skin will likely have greater elasticity and be softer.  If you wonder about the difference here, all you have to do is look in the mirror when you are tired and when you are refreshed.  

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

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