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REASONS WHY YOU MUST KEEP A HEALTHY SKIN

What you are expected to do in order to keep a healthy skin

The skin is an outer protective layer of the body. And one of the main functions of the skin is to act as a barrier to the outside world. But the ability of the skin to function as a protective barrier can easily be disrupted or damaged by noxious chemicals, sun damage and pollutants in the environment.

Necessary measures that must be taken to keep a healthy skin:

Sun protection

Exposure to sun increases the risk of skin cancer, and causes wrinkles and age spots. Use a daily sunscreen providing UVA and UVB protection that's SPF15 or above.

2. Stop smoking

Smoking narrows the small blood vessels, therefore, reducing blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to the skin - causing premature ageing. It is also linked to a number of skin conditions.

3. Eat a healthy diet

Foods rich in antioxidants may protect the skin, while diets that are high in processed carbs have been linked to negative effects on the skin.

4. Minimize stress

Stress can possibly cause the production of chemicals and hormones that may trigger or make pre-existing skin conditions such as rosacea, acne or psoriasis worse.

5. Get plenty of sleep

Chronic loss of sleep results in lacklustre skin and dark circles under the eyes while sleep promotes skin health.


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Content by: Henry Okere


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