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Is Your Skin as Healthy as You Would Like?

By Tom Herrin 

As many of us pursue some of those great goals we have set for ourselves in life, it is easy to neglect some parts of our health.  We don't generally intend to do so, but we may be so busy with other thighs that we just fail to notice it all.  Our skin is one thing that often has no middle ground.  We either pamper it or almost ignore it.  The importance of taking proper care of it should not be overlooked, and it may be possible to strike a good happy medium as we consider it.  With all of the knowledge available today, we have little excuse not to take good care of it and make every effort to keep it in good condition.

Drink Lots of Water

You have heard this as it pertains to health in many ways, no doubt.  Water is what cools our bodies and keeps our blood thinned properly.  It does many other things, too.  As for our skin, water is a critical part of maintaining elasticity and softness.  It is easy to tell when we are not drinking an adequate amount of water because it can become dry.  By the time we notice this, it may be later in the game.  If we want to protect it, we need to drink water often.  If we want moist skin, it is a must.

Eat the Right Foods

When we were younger, our parents probably told us we needed to watch what we ate for our complexion.  Most of us were told that chocolate could cause problems with our skin.  It is important to know which foods are good and which are bad.  Some of the healthy fats from foods such as cold water fish and tree nuts are thought to be helpful.  Avoiding excess sugars and dairy products may be a good idea in general.  Each of us should try to assess which foods are good for us personally and which are bad.  This knowledge may go a long way in skin care.

Get Enough Sleep

No one should have to tell us that lack of sleep is hard on our skin.  Most of us can see that anytime we go with too little.  It shows on our faces.  Sleep is the time our bodies repair themselves.  It is critical for us to allow that time.  If we want to take good care of our skin, getting the right amount of sleep for us is important.

Learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.

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