Easy Ways to Support Your Skin’s Health
Skin is the body’s largest organ. It includes hair and nails and performs multiple purposes like protecting us, preventing germs from entering the body, and regulating body temperature. It’s important we keep our skin healthy so it can do what it needs to do. Today’s discussion focuses on the outside of our body and what you can do. We’ll discuss supporting your skin from the inside in a later post.
What is healthy or glowing skin?
If you were asked to describe healthy or glowing skin, what would you say? Not dry. Has a glow. Or maybe no wrinkles. According to MedicalNewsToday.com, typically healthy skin will appear smooth (with few breaks or blemishes), adequately hydrated (being neither too dry nor too oily), and fairly even in color.
Does your skin fit this description? If not, there are things you can do to help it. While some things cannot be changed, like genetics or hormone levels, you can help with environmental or behavioral factors.
Tips for Healthy Skin
The Mayo Clinic recommends the following to help keep your skin healthy.
- Protect yourself from sun – while vitamin D is a wonderful benefit from being in the sun, too much sun can cause problems. Use a sunscreen daily, seek shade when the sun is the strongest, and wear protective clothing, like hats, to block ultraviolet rays.
- Don’t smoke – smoking can make your skin look older and contribute to wrinkles. It can also damage collagen and elastin.
- Treat your skin gently – while daily cleansing is important, you should avoid strong soaps, shave carefully, pat your skin dry, and moisturize.
- Eat a healthy diet – like the rest of your body, what you eat affects your skin. Also, drink plenty of water to keep your skin, as well as your body, hydrated.
- Manage stress – uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive, which can trigger skin problems like acne.
Moisturizing your skin
Moisturizing adds water to your skin, which keeps it hydrated, plump, and glowing. Using a good moisturizer is key to keeping your face hydrated. Depending on your skin type, you may find an oil-free moisturizer is best. Or, if your skin is extremely dry, one with oils and butters will be best.
You may have heard about hyaluronic acid for your skin. According to the Cleveland Clinic, hyaluronic acid helps skin stretch and flex and reduces wrinkles and lines. You can find hyaluronic acid in serums, gels, creams, and more.
Collagen is another factor for skin health. You may know of the benefits collagen offers when taken as a supplement, but collagen can also be found in creams and serums. Collagen in creams and serums helps provide moisture to your skin and helps provide that natural glow.
Youngevity has a variety of moisturizers and serums to help support healthy skin. You can find them in the Treatment & Serum portion of Spa & Beauty. Check out the Collagen Serum and Hyaluronic Acid Serum, as well as Youngevity’s Day Cream and Night Cream.