Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that you would want to do everything you can in order to keep it safe and healthy. Skin health is about what you do to protect your skin on the outside, as well as how you take care of it from the inside.
When was the last time you stopped and looked at your skin? Not just while you were getting dressed or shaving your legs, but actually did a mole check or a tick check? These are important things when it comes to skin care.
Here are some tips for giving your largest organ the best care possible, from the inside out.
Eating For Healthy Skin
The best foods for your skin are those rich in antioxidants. They help clean out toxins from your body making you healthier all around, but also helping you to have cleaner and healthier skin. Here is a list of some of the best foods for healthy skin:
- Blueberries and other berries
- Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, such as carrots and apricots
- Spinach and other leafy greens (but not iceberg)
- Nuts and seeds
- Fatty fish, like salmon
- Beans and lentils
Bad Habits Equal Bad Skin
Sunbathing and smoking can both cause tons of damage to your skin. They can both discolor it, and they can dry your skin out in an extreme way. Both also age you far quicker.
Drugs and alcohol can also do bad things for you, and damage your skin. Bad habits do more for you than just mess up your life, they mess up your body inside and outside.
Skin Care From The Outside
Not only do foods help your skin from the inside, but you can also use them on the outside for great natural skin care. By using items out of your own kitchen you know what’s in your skin care and you’re giving those vitamins and minerals to your skin from the outside in.
Try avocado for dryness, Greek yogurt can help fight redness and blemishes, and you can even use your coffee grounds to fight cellulite as an exfoliant. These are just a limited amount of all of the amazing ingredients for skin care that are in your kitchen.
Importance Of Skin Checks
Just as important as caring for your skin with the habits you have and the foods that you eat, you also want to make sure you pay attention to your skin. Just like yellowing of the skin is a sign of jaundice, other things happening with your skin can show signs of illnesses. If you think you may be suffering from a skin condition it’s important to get it checked out, you can do this by visiting an IGP doctor.
When you spend time outdoors in tick infested areas you should always strip down and check for ticks since they carry many nasty illnesses. You may also want to check your moles, which can be the first detection of skin cancer.