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Here's Why You Should Focus on Your Skin Right Now

By Genevieve Cunningham

The skin is your body's biggest organ. You'd think, because it's such a huge and important part of our bodies, that we would take care of it better than we do. But the unfortunate truth is that the skin often gets completely ignored. Taken for granted. If this has been you in the past, it's time to make some changes to your skincare routine. If you're ready to protect your skin, take a look at these reasons why you should make changes right now, followed by some tips to get you started.

All the Damage Can't Be Undone

Our skin is damaged over the years. It's unavoidable. No matter how careful we've been, our skin is still exposed to the sun, pollution, harmful chemicals, and simple aging. Once a certain amount of damage has been done, we can't undo all of it. We can make big improvements, but there will still be some kind of side effects. The sooner you start your skincare routine, the less damage occurs, and the less you have to reverse in the long run. 

Your Skin Affects Your Confidence

Your skin is one of the first things that others see. It's a source of pride and confidence for us. If we don't take care of our skin, we're more likely to suffer from a decline in overall confidence and self-esteem. But if we do all we can and make prevention a part of our lives, then we can rest easy knowing that we're working hard to protect ourselves and our bodies from the effects of life. 

Ways to Protect It

If you're ready to get serious about your skin, here are a few important steps to add to your routine:

  • Sun protection - The sun brings damage. Make sure that a strong sunscreen is a part of your daily routine. It should especially cover the areas that are continually exposed to the sun such as the face, ears, neck, and the backs of the hands. 

  • Moisturizer - Skin tends to dry out, especially as we get older. But we can help our skin by continuously replacing this moisture barrier. Find a moisturizer that your skin responds well to, and make it a part of your routine all day long.

  • Cleansing - Dirty skin is more likely to suffer blemishes, scarring, and premature aging. Find a gentle cleanser to use every night. Never sleep in makeup! Clean your face to remove dead skin cells and keep your pores clean and small. 

It's not too late to start protecting your skin. Even if you've been neglecting it and have obvious damage, now is the best time to change your habits! Use these tips to improve the health of your skin, and step into your future with better health and more confidence too.

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

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