Skin is the body's protective barrier from the bacteria, viruses, pollution and chemical substances that are encountered in the outside world. Skin also regulates body temperature, maintains fluid balance, recognizes pain to alert us of danger and protects us against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Preserve your skin with these self-care tips to safe guard your skin:
Eat a healthy diet. Many of the best foods for healthy skin also promote good health overall. There is no one food that will supply all the nutrients needed for healthy skin, so eating a balanced diet with variety is key.
Protect from overexposure to the sun. Wearing sun screen can lessen the damage and keep skin younger for longer.
Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Sleep is when skin is repairing and recovering.
Moisturize often. Use warm water instead of hot when washing and moisturize after.
Hydrate. Drink plenty of water and eat water-rich foods such as watermelon, strawberries and cucumber.
Don’t smoke. Smoking speeds up the normal aging process of skin.
Get Your Beauty Sleep. When you sleep, your skin is repairing and recovering. Dark circles under the eyes may indicate the need for more sleep. Aim for 7-8 hours per night.