Averaging eight pounds and 22 square feet per person, skin is your body’s largest organ! It pays to take good care of it. Half of people over 65 get skin cancer and over a million new cases occur every year. Don’t become one of the million – be proactive today.
Summer Tips for Healthy Skin:
1) Determine your Skin Type
• Dry, Normal, Oily or Combination
2) Prep Your Skin for Summer
• Exfoliate at least once a week to improve the moisture absorption
• Moisturize daily, pick a lotion that is appropriate for your skin type
• Hydration is key, drink at least eight glasses of water a day
3) Protect, Protect, Protect
• Wearing SPF30 sunscreen or higher over your skin care every single day, even if you aren’t planning to spend time in the sun
• Limit your time in the summer sun, especially during midday hours
Still feeling like you’ve lost your glow? Try these foods to cleanse your skin from the inside out:
• Fish contains oils that will help nourish your skin.
• Ground linseeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which promote good skin health.
• Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin. Eat plenty of dark orange (carrots, sweet potatoes) and dark green (broccoli, spinach) vegetables (all are high in vitamin A).
• Vitamin E helps promote good-looking skin. Nuts such as hazelnuts and almonds are high in vitamin E – and great as snacks.
For additional useful tips on how to keep your skin feeling supple, smooth and healthy, click here.
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