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Simple Tips For Youthful Skin

By Stepy Kamei

If you're committed to taking care of your health and wellness, you need to make sure you're focused on caring about the health of your skin as well. Eating clean and exercising regularly to stay fit are important methods of improving your well-being. However, they will only take you so far if you're neglecting your body's largest organ in the process. Many people underestimate the importance of skin. If more of us knew that the skin is responsible for such important functions as protecting internal organs and regulating the entire body's temperature, it might be easier to encourage skin-protecting habits. Fortunately, you can keep on reading here to pick up some great and easy-to-follow tips for keeping your skin happy and healthy. As an added bonus, they can help keep your skin looking youthful and vibrant for years to come.

The No. 1 Rule of Skin Care

The first rule of skincare is this: Protect your skin from the sun as much as possible! While the body does need some exposure to sun in order to get Vitamin D, it's important not to overdo it -- but we usually do. The harsh truth is that the sun also brings harmful UV rays. These rays can cause serious damage to the cells underneath the skin in the long run. This damage often manifests in the form of wrinkles, liver spots, and even benign or malignant tumors.

So, how can you balance the need for some sun with the need to protect yourself from too much of it? For starters, use sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days. It can help to use a moisturizer that already has SPF built into it.

It's also a good idea to limit the amount of time you're in the sun when it's at its hottest. Generally speaking, this is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wearing protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats and loose, long-sleeved tops, can also protect your skin.

Other Easy, Helpful Tips

There are other ways to improve the look, feel, and elasticity of your skin other than protecting it from the sun. Dehydration is one of the causes of dry skin. Be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and keep your skin looking and feeling youthful.

Meanwhile, avoiding (or at least limiting) cigarettes and alcohol can help restore elasticity and brightness in the skin.

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

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