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Try These Tips for Better Skin

By Paul Rothbart

If you're good at trivia, you know that the body's largest organ is the skin. Doesn't it make sense that such a large organ could use some extra care? After all, the skin is what protects the inside of your body from the harmful that are outside. Healthy skin is about a lot more than wash and dry. Here are some tips to help you improve the health of your largest organ. 

Hydration

Water is good for every part of the body and skin is no exception. Dry, flaky skin looks bad, feels bad, and can cause health issues. Drinking 6-8 eight-ounce glasses of water each day ensures that your body stays hydrated and can keep your skin elastic and youthful-looking. If you're not a fan of plain water, try adding a little bit of a healthy fruit juice or try coconut water. Get some healthy fluids into your body the way that you prefer.

Eat Chocolate

Eating chocolate seems counterintuitive when it comes to skincare. The truth is that there is no scientific evidence that chocolate causes acne. Too much can make you gain weight. But dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants. These compounds are great for overall health and for the skin in particular. Chocolate also activates mood-enhancing chemicals in the brain. If you feel better, you're less stressed and that's one less thing to potentially harm your skin.

Exercise

It's commonly known that exercise is good for your muscles, bones, and cardiovascular system. But it's also good for your skin. Good your heart rate and respiration elevated delivers more oxygen and nutrients to all of you. That includes your skin. This helps skin cells replenish, which keeps skin healthy and looking good. 

Sun Protection

Sunscreen is not just for summer. Anytime any part of your skin is exposed to sunlight, there is the potential for damage. Sunny winter days can be tough on the face and hands as sunlight reflects off the snow. Use sunscreen, wear hats, and sunglasses. UV rays can age your skin prematurely and can cause skin cancer.

See a Dermatologist

One health specialist you should not ignore is the dermatologist. Skin cancer is more common than you may think and some forms can be deadly. Yearly checkups can help catch skin issues before they become serious. This is especially important for older adults.

Taking care of your body is important to your overall health and well-being. Don't neglect your largest organ. Skin needs care so be mindful of these tips.

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

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