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Do You Think About Maintaining Skin?

By Tom Herrin

There are plenty of things that many of us have concerns about.  Keeping our hearts and circulatory systems in good shape is something that lots of people are aware of.  Many strive to do all they can once they have knowledge of a particular health concern, but the ones they may not think about can haunt them.  One of those that some accidentally ignore is their skin.  Our skin is designed to protect us against infection.  In order to do that, it needs to be as healthy as possible.  There are several things we can do to make maintenance more effective and simpler.

Do Something About Stress

While it seems to be much easier said than done, finding a way of effectively dealing with stress can make a big difference in our skin.  Of course, we think of our face as being a big indicator of stress.  Actually skin on other parts of our body may show it as well.  For our overall health, it is critical that we identify some of the causes of our stresses and make a plan to deal with them.  This may be exercise or massages or some kind of meditation.  There are many others that can work, too.    

Drink, Drink, Drink

It is hard to drink too much water.  Most of us fall way short of consuming the amount we need.  Water can help keep our blood from being too thick, help us cool our bodies, and keep our skin in much better condition.  When we have an adequate amount of water, we will have greater elasticity in our skin and possibly help flush out impurities.  When we lack water, our skin may become excessively dry and wrinkled.  As we drink more water, we will do our skin a great favor and keep it looking much healthier.

Exfoliate Regularly

There was a time when I had heard the term exfoliate but had no idea what it meant.  One day as I walked through a mall, a young girl promoting a product asked me to give it a try.  As I tried it, she kept telling me to keep rubbing.  At first, I thought it was some kind of gimmick but soon realized there was really something to it.  It made my skin softer than I had ever remembered.  Now any time I get a chance to exfoliate, I do.  It is a great way to keep our skin healthy and longer lasting.

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

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