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Are You Concerned About Your Skin?

By Tom Herrin

Our skin has a critical role in health.  For years, many people have neglected theirs far too much.  Whether we realize it or not, our skin is a major organ.  Its primary job is to protect us from infection.  This is easy to see whenever we have any kind of cut.  When we fail to take care of our skin, we risk more than just that.  Too often we are subject to the sun and wind.  When our skin becomes dry, it loses much of its elasticity.  Instead of being soft and smooth, it may be dry and rough.  Some good planning can help to preserve it and keep us feeling good about it.

Do Careful Cleansing

If you have ever asked anyone about taking care of your skin, you were probably told to exfoliate.  This is a pretty simple process that helps to remove dry, dead skin.  This leaves a much softer layer of fresh, new skin.  This helps the skin to be able to better absorb the skin care products we use.  It also can give us a brighter appearance.  If you have ever done this, you will notice the difference in a hurry.

Know Which Foods Are Best

There are good and bad foods for the skin.  Surely when you were younger, you were told about how some foods would be bad for your complexion.  It is pretty commonly known that high amounts of sugar are bad for the skin.  In many cases, dairy products can cause some issues such as inflammation and breakouts.  Some processed foods may do the same thing.  Each of us would do well to identify the foods that cause us problems and act accordingly.

Keep It Nourished

The skin is an important part of the body that must be nourished.  This includes foods that are high in antioxidants.  For many taking Vitamin C may help quite a bit.  One thing is for certain, and that is our skin needs plenty of water.  This can help provide the kind of moisture we need to help our skin remain soft.  When using skin care products, read labels and decide which is best for you.  As we eat the right foods to take care of our overall health, those same foods are more likely to provide what we need.  It really doesn't require that much planning.  We just need to learn as much as we can.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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