For National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, groups of women (and men) gather to participate in numerous activities such as fitness sessions, meditation classes, and diet and lifestyle webinars. The aim is to promote healthy living by combining exercise and fitness, eating right, and supporting general healthy habits.
Most people think about eating and staying fit in order to maintain a healthy heart and many tend to overlook the importance of keeping your skin healthy too. The skin is, after all, the largest organ. It regulates your body temperature and is responsible for keeping all the dirt and bacteria out of your body. It has a very important role and therefore deserves to be taken good care of.
As skin care professionals, you know better than anyone the direct correlation between a healthy lifestyle and good-looking skin. So, there is no better person than you to educate your patients on this topic.
Patients need to understand that by merely following the below simple steps, they will be better able to take care of their skin:
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and keep your skin’s elasticity.
- Eat lots of fruit and vegetables so that your body (and skin) gain essential nutrients and minerals.
- Use sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
- Moisturize to keep the skin smooth and protect it from irritation.
- Avoid harsh soaps and detergents that only serve to strip the skin of its natural oils.
- Have regular visits with your dermatologist to evaluate your skin.
With the skin being the first line of defense, it is vital that we take care of it. Without proper care and protection, aging occurs faster and skin can dry out and become prone to certain diseases. Observing easy skincare tips year-round can therefore go a long way to preserving healthy skin.