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5 Tips for Healthy Skin

did you know your skin will turn over

from bottom to top hundreds of times in

your lifetime your body's largest organ

is your skin and even though it may not

be obvious that anything's happening

it's always there working for you

growing new skin cells and shedding the

old ones in a non-stop effort to protect

you against the outside world it's

important for you to remember to take

care of it now so that you'll have

healthy skin down the road number one

chill out did you know that stress can

make your skin more sensitive reactive

and inflamed not only can it ruin your

complexion stress may also weaken your

skin's ability to fight off irritants

allergens or microorganisms leading to

sensitive skin or infections so the next

time you're feeling stressed out take a

few deep cleansing breaths get a massage

or get some sleep whatever you can do to

relax may make you feel better and it'll

improve the quality of your skin to

number two block it out block out the

sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays for the

broad-spectrum sunscreen many sunscreens

are actually far less effective than

what's advertised because most people

have been found to apply only a quarter

to a half of the recommended amount if

we're not applying sunscreen evenly or

thoroughly or reapplying after swimming

or sweating we're getting far less SPF

than what the product contains blocking

it out also means covering up with a hat

so buy a new hat buy lots of new hats if

your friends are coming up to you

complimenting you on your wide variety

of new hats then you know you're covered

up number three quit smoking smoking can

prematurely age your skin leading it to

become saggy and baggy smoking damages

the collagen fibers in your skin which

ordinarily make it firm and strong the

more you Puff the more your skin gets

rough number four fight free radicals

free radicals from the Sun can age the

skin quickly remember a healthy

well-balanced diet can help build the

raw materials for healthy skin so take a

multivitamin every day and load up on

brightly colored fruits and vegetables

and don't forget to drink plenty of

water because severe dehydration can

lead to poor skin elasticity number five

cleanse and moisturize stick with the

gentle fragrance free soap or cleanser

that won't dry out your skin's now

oils as far as moisturizing goes to

leave your skin soft and supple don't

run up your water bill five to ten

minutes in the shower is more than

enough time to rehydrate your skin apply

a thicker cream or ointment within a few

minutes of finishing the shower while

your skin is still moist maybe you had a

little too much fun in the Sun when you

were younger and you want to know where

you stand consider a skin cancer

screening it's an opportunity for you

and your dermatologist to work together

to assess the level of skin health now

and to think of ways to pay it forward

to ensure healthy skin tomorrow