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Comfortable in Your Skin: Here's How to Care for Your Body's Largest Organ

November 04, 2021

Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ?  At some point in our lives, we all have trouble with our skin. Let’s take a few minutes to remind ourselves of things we can do to help keep our skin looking and feeling its best:

Chill Out

  • Put your feet up and manage your stress!
  • Stress makes your skin break out and can make skin conditions much worse.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep: between 7 and 9 hours a day.

Drink Water Daily

  • Hydrating your entire body by drinking 8 glasses of water daily is another great way to moisturize your skin.
  • Water clears out the dangerous toxins that hurt your skin.
  • Add lemons and other fruit to make your daily drinks even more refreshing.
  • If plain water is boring, try adding cucumbers as well.

Exercise Regularly

  • Exercise helps increase blood flow, drawing oxygen into and free radicals away from the skin.
  • Exercise also helps decrease stress and improve sleep quality.
  • Try exercising in the fresh air from time to time and breathe.
  • Make sure to wash your face after sweaty workouts.

Wear Sunscreen All Year Long

  • Sunscreen is a powerful weapon against skin cancer.
  • It can also protect against getting a lot of wrinkles as you age.
  • Apply sunscreen every day, even during the winter months.
  • It is recommended that you use an SPF 30 daily in any kind of weather.
  • You should also wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure.
  • Don’t use tanning beds or sunlamps because they emit the same harmful UV radiation as the sun.

Check Your Skin for Spots and Blemishes

  • Look for new or changing moles, especially if they have unusual shapes or colors.
  • Remember that people with darker complexions aren’t exempt from skin cancer.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice any odd changes to your skin.
Learn to take good care of your skin, so your skin can keep taking good care of you!