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How to Protect Your Face Everywhere You Go

By Brandi Goodman

Coming up in April, Facial Protection Month encourages adults and children alike to keep their faces and heads protected at all costs. A hit to the head can bring serious consequences. Learning how to protect your face everywhere you go will help you to stay safe and well no matter the circumstances.

Wear Your Sports Gear

You need to wear the proper sports gear when you're being active. A face shield, helmet, and mouth guard are some of the most common options when you're on a field. These things will protect your face and head and prevent serious injury.

Wear a Visor or Sun Hat

The sun's harmful rays can cause damage to your face. Most people realize they need to wear sunglasses so they can avoid the glare of the sun. Wearing a visor or sun hat can also help keep the rays out of your face and provide some shade for you in the process.

Use Sunscreen

Sunscreen needs to be applied to any exposed skin when you're outdoors. This especially includes your face, which is one of the most sensitive areas on your entire body. Applying a sunscreen with UV protection will help protect your skin from damage caused by the sun and ensure it remains soft and supple.

Brush Your Teeth

Your first defense against the harshness of the world is to brush your teeth. Every bite you take has the potential to cause harm to your mouth -- especially if you're indulging in sugary foods and drinks. Cavity-ridden teeth become weak and sore. They may become extremely sensitive to hot and cold. Brush your teeth daily so you can prevent this. Add flossing and mouthwash to the mix and you have the best chance possible at keeping your mouth healthy and safe.

Always Watch Your Surroundings

Have you ever stood up quickly and accidentally bumped your head on the freezer door or a cabinet in your kitchen? Even a minor bump like this can have detrimental effects on your well-being. You need to always watch your surroundings and be slow and deliberate in your movements so you aren't bumping your face or head into things. 

It's imperative that you keep your face protected no matter where you are or what you're doing. So many dangers are lurking around every corner that can cause you harm or discomfort. Facial Protection Month is a great time to learn about the best prevention methods so you can apply the techniques year-round.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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