How to take care of your skin

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When considering people’s skin, most people want to avoid premature aging and to age gracefully.  Unfortunately, some men and women who are trying to avoid premature aging are improperly caring for their skin.  Below are some steps you can take to age gracefully and have healthy, glowing skin.

  1. The first and most obvious thing you can do to help your skin is to avoid direct sunlight.  When you are outside, wear sunscreen and reapply it often.  Tanning and burning are very harmful to the skin and cause premature aging of the skin.  It also can cause the most harmful form of skin cancer, so it is best to avoid sunlight as much as possible and use sunscreen when you are outside.
  2. The next step to avoid premature aging of the skin is to stop smoking.  Smoking is bad for your overall health and when your body is not healthy, your skin will not be either.
  3. Find and use your proper skin care regiment.  Make sure your skin care regiment is appropriate for your skin type.
  4. Eat healthy foods.  A healthy diet along with exercise leads to good overall health, which will show in your skin.  You should make sure that you are not only eating healthy, but that you also drink your recommended daily amount of water to stay hydrated.  Most people need somewhere between six and eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy and hydrated.  Proper hydration is a major key to having beautiful skin.  If you are dehydrated, you will probably end up with dry skin.

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