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Did you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month? Aside from being one of the first things people notice about you, your skin is also the largest organ of your entire body. So treat your epidermis right.
To give you some fun ideas, here are 9 simple tips on taking care of your skin:
1. Protect yourself from the sun
UV rays are a great way to give your body vitamin D, but they can also wreak havoc on your skin, so cover up on sunny days. Wear light, loose-fitting clothing, put on a wide-brimmed hat, and wear sunscreen that’s SPF 30 or higher. Keep in mind that sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least every two hours even if you’re not swimming. Expired sunscreen is completely useless, so make sure you’re replacing your tube every three years or after it’s been exposed to high temperatures.
2. Choose top-notch products
When picking out products for your skin, try using cosmetics and lip balms that both moisturize and provide sun protection.
3. Find yourself a great moisturizer
Fighting dryness is one of your biggest skincare tasks, so pick out a moisturizer that’s going to give you the best results. Plant-based moisturizers with natural oils, butters, and essential fatty acids will penetrate and moisturize your skin the best. Stick with something simple and plant-based.
4. Drink plenty of water
No amount of moisturizer can do the same job as good old-fashioned water for your skin, and that’s not even mentioning all the other health benefits of staying hydrated. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will enliven your skin and give you more energy too. Drink up!
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5. Steer clear of tanning beds
No matter what the tanning parlors are promising you and no matter how much you want that perfect, golden glow, please stay away from tanning salons. Tanning lamps expose your skin to harmful UVA and UVB rays that can cause permanent skin damage and age your skin long before it’s time. Just say no!
6. Don’t smoke
There are all kinds of reasons to follow this piece of advice, and your skin is one of the biggest. Why? Because smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in your skin, decreasing blood flow. This depletes your skin of oxygen and nutrients vital to your skin’s health. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin, the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. The result? Your skin will feel and look older and wrinkly sooner in your life. So if you have a smoking habit, have mercy on your skin and ask your doctor for advice on quitting.
7. Consult a dermatologist
Dermatologists are skin specialists, so if you’re looking for a way to give your skin some love, visit your local skin expert. Dermatologists can give you advice on improving the quality of your skin, suggest great products, help you fight acne, and much more. If you’ve never visited a dermatologist in your life, now might not be a bad time to try it.
8. Make healthy choices
As you might imagine, this includes all the straightforward answers to being healthy: eating right, exercising, drinking water instead of soda, managing your stress, and getting eight hours of sleep regularly. All of these daily habits help your body function at optimal capacity and allow your skin to replenish itself naturally. Give your body the right ingredients to take care of itself, and you’ll be sure to see a difference.
9. Up Your Skincare Game
If you’re looking for even more ways to revitalize your skin, you might consider LifeVantage’s skin care system TrueScience. This scientifically formulated skin care system will help to invigorate your skin’s natural protective barriers, protect your skin from environmental wear, and counterbalance the visible effects of sun damage through enhanced Nrf2 technology. Give it a try!