Healthy Skin

Written by Serena Berger
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Healthy skin and beautiful skin are one and the same. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it never hesitates to let us know when we're not taking proper care of it. Perhaps our vanity is its greatest defense, as everyone wants his or her skin to look good, and it can only do that if it's healthy.

Healthy Skin from the Inside and out

You have to be healthy in order for your skin to be healthy. Even though the skin has its own additional set of issues because it is particularly sensitive to the external environment, our overall level of health has a tremendous impact on the skin. You need to get enough vitamins, minerals (copper and zinc are particularly important), and fats. Many people are surprised by this last one, but fats are crucial for healthy skin. Not only does being too skinny tend to lead to wrinkles and easily acquired dark circles, but you also need lipids in order to keep skin supple and thick.

There is evidence to support the claim that many common foods can have an adverse effect on your skin. Refined white flour and sugar are alleged culprits which are said to deplete energy, bring about wrinkles, and allow premature aging. While this is not proven conclusively, doctors all agree that you shouldn't get too much of these foods for other health reasons, and the connection between good health and beautiful skin is unquestionable.

To keep skin healthy from the outside, cleansing and protection from the sun are crucial. Wear an SPF of 30 or 45 all the time to keep your skin safe from serious cancers and many unpleasant aesthetic results of sun damage. Cleanse your skin gently but thoroughly with an appropriate liquid cleanser for your skin type to keep your skin clean, bright, and blemish free.

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