With proper care, beautiful
and vibrant skin can be
achieved at any age.
good care of your skin is not just a fashion statement. Beautiful
skin is healthy skin and it affects the way your body feels -
inside and out!
Skin comes in many colors and shades. Parts of your skin can be dry, normal or
oily... or a combination of all three.
Throughout a lifetime, letting your bare skin brave the elements
can cause damage. Wind, sun and water all create changes in the
skin layers that are exposed. Dry
air in winter can cause flaky, itchy skin.
Beach time and
summer fun can also be a nightmare for those poor little skin
cells ranging from common sunburn
to cancerous melanomas
if left unprotected.
addition, acne and unsightly blackheads
are not restricted to the teen years. Hormones and the foods you
eat can cause outbreaks of overactive glands in the skin that
cause belmishes to erupt. Pregnancy an cause stretch marks and
blotchy skin. As we get older, free
radicals may cause age spots and wrinkles.
are other common conditions that can affect your skin. Molds,
viruses and bacteria such as staph
infections wait for opportunities that will let them thrive.
Allergies can cause rashes
all of these attackers waiting to get at your skin to cause damage,
what's a body supposed to do?
It sounds simple, but entire books have been written on the subject of how to get healthier, more vibrant skin. Often entitled "6 (or 8 or 10) Weeks To More Beautiful Skin", achieving this goal often takes habits of a lifetime.
While exfoliants, creams and moisturizers may help in the battle, lifestyle changes like avoidance of smoking, drinking in moderation, and getting proper exercise will aid in improving skin, whatever your age. Proper hydration is also all-important, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in the daily diet to help your skin remain strong and supple.
Stressed much? It will result in worry lines and wrinkles, or likely show up as bags under the eyes, and an unhealthy palor to your skin.
If your body is your temple, then your skin is the first line of defense to protect it. That always means getting enough rest - and maintaining a proper diet.
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about skin care & nutrition around the Web:
Around the Web, find
out the secrets to keeping them looking attractive and feeling soft and supple
with online advice on taking care of oily or dry skin, with suggested creams &
conditioners, vitamins & minerals, and recommended treatments for common skin
Your skin will thank you!
Skin Nutrition - Vitamins & Minerals for Your Skin - Comprehensive WebMD
guide with detailed information on how Vitamins C, E, A, K, and B help maintain
skin health including recommended food sources, with more on selenium, copper
and zinc and related nutrition tips.
Black, Indian and Latino Skin Care Tips, Skin Care Advice - Monthly column,
links to related news, plus guides specific to women of color including common
skin pigmentation disorders and treatments, overviews of cosmetic skin procedures,
and related guides to hair and nail care.