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The skin is a wonderful thing – Look after it!

September 19, 2013 by Works with Water
Skin Damage | Radiant Complexion

Did you know the skin covers a total surface area of approximately 1.65 m2 and weighs in total about 9.5kg; which makes it the largest and heaviest organ of the human body? It’s there to protect your body from damage, infection and drying out. So be kind to the skin you’re in!

 

Your skin has three layers:

  • The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone.
  •  The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
  •  The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat and connective tissue.

Each of the structures that comprise the skin have a wide variety of functions; all of these functions must be in order if we are to maintain good skin health. Remember it is not just what you do to it on the outside, it is just as important to look after your skin from within.

Now do you want to know how to look after this most precious organ? Here are a few tips…

  • Have a good cleaning regime, but don’t be too harsh as that will cause inflammation and possible acne breakouts.
  • Wear a good moisturiser every day to reinforce your skin’s natural rehydration process.
  • Keep your skin well protected if you are in the sun. Sun damage can lead to premature ageing of the skin, wrinkles, marks, dry skin, and even skin cancer over time.
  • Keep well hydrated with plenty of water to provide good moisture for all your organs. It will help flush out the toxins in your body.
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables include fruits such as berries, red grapes, avocados oily fish etc., they will give you glowing, vibrant, and, yes, younger-looking skin!
  • Have a balanced diet. Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look.
  • Cut out caffeine and highly processed foods and drinks including sodas – they could be the cause of skin breakouts, dark circles, wrinkles, dehydrated skin and will lead to premature ageing.
  • Enjoy regular exercise to ensure a good circulation to the skin for feeding it and removing the build-up of toxins.
  • Cut out bad habits such as smoking and excessive drinking and if possible find a way to reduce the stress in your life – all these things can prematurely age your skin.
  • Get enough sleep, and quality sleep!  Sleep is a powerful rejuvenating treatment, when we are asleep, our cells rebuild and repair themselves – but remember to sleep on your back to keep the blood flowing across your face!
  • Supplement your skin – Anti-ageing supplement, help: revitalise my skin, could be a great little extra for your skin, helping to rejuvenate it and restore a healthy glow and all in a tasty, apple flavoured gel stick. Find out more here.
    If you suffer from spots or acne then you might like to try help: clear skin – it comes in a sachet, contains only 100% natural ingredients and has been clinically proven to fight the bacteria known to cause skin breakouts.

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