MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2023
You heard plenty about protecting your skin from the sun’s rays during summer, but even as we head into fall, you should keep up the good habits for healthy skin. In fact, taking care of your skin can help delay the aging process and keep your skin radiant for years to come. What are the best ways to protect your skin?
Even when it isn’t hot out, UV rays can still damage your skin and cause wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer. When spending time outdoors, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least 15 SPF every two hours. It’s even better for your skin if you seek shade and wear long sleeves, long pants and a wide-brimmed hat to block out those damaging rays.
You already know that smoking is bad for your general health, but did you know that it contributes to older looking, wrinkly skin? That’s because smoking narrows the blood vessels in your skin, depleting it of oxygen and nutrients that flow more freely in non-smokers’ skin. As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to quit smoking, you can add this one to the list.
Eating a healthy diet does more than help you manage your weight. Proper nutrition invigorates your whole body, inside and out. While more studies must be conducted for conclusive evidence, existing research suggests a link between a healthy diet and acne-free, younger looking skin.
Stress may make you want to rip your hair out, but it can also cause breakouts, skin sensitivity and other problems. Finding ways to relax and reduce stress is good for your overall health, including the appearance of your skin. Make sure you make time for the things you enjoy!
Skin is just one piece of the wellness puzzle. Call Blackaby Insurance for more information on health insurance.