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Is It Worth the Effort to Maintain Our Skin?

By Tom Herrin

There are a lot of things related to our health that we take for granted.  Even though we may be serious about trying to take good care of our overall health, we may not think about how serious it is for us to take good care of our skin.  For many, being concerned about our skin is a part of vanity that we feel guilty about.  This is not the case, however, as skin care should be a pursuit for all of us.  Many issues relating to taking care of our skin can turn into some pretty serious problems that can even be life-threatening.  A few simple practices may make a big difference.

Facial Massages May Be Useful

It is pretty easy for us to let our tensions show in our faces.  Anxiety may be read like a book.  Practicing regular massages on our faces may be a great way to relax the muscles in the face as well as maintain better elasticity.  It can also help to promote better circulation in the skin on the face so as to have a better color and a fresher look.

Practice Moisturizing

Even though we may hear about how important it is, many of us don't have it as a daily routine.  I have heard many people refer to how important it is, but I didn't actually realize until I found a product that helped me avoid the dryness I have so often in winter.  I now use a lotion that seems to add moisture, or at least prevent loss of it, and it makes my skin feel much softer and smoother.  I have become hooked and now use it several times per day, especially in winter or dry seasons.

Get Sleep

If we believe in natural healing, we should place a higher priority on getting enough sleep.  Our bodies have a unique ability to make repairs to itself during sleep.  It is easy enough to see the effects of lack of sleep on our skin by looking at ourselves closely when we have not had enough sleep.  The repairs made during sleep can help our skin to look fresher and feel better.  The old standard of seven to eight hours per night still seems to hold true.  Making a point to get that amount of sleep on a regular basis can make a difference.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Spanish Fork, Utah.

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