Although most of us naturally associate being healthy with not feeling sick, there are other areas of our body that deserve the same type of careful treatment that’s typically applied to our immune system, muscles, and joints.
Considering that your skin is your body’s largest organ, protecting it from the general wear and tear that comes from exposure to the elements is just as important to Chiropractors as properly supporting your back and neck.
Protecting Your Skin
Although our Tucker Chiropractic office doesn’t typically experience winters that are as cold or snowy as other parts of the country, our patients are still confronted with dry, brisk air that is harmful to their skin.
You can protect yourself and prevent dry, flaky skin by incorporating the following natural tips into your skin care routine.
Change Your Moisturizer
Make sure to select a skin moisturizer that is oil-based, opposed to water, to seal water inside your skin. If you can, try and choose organic products that contain all natural ingredients.
Eat Plenty of Veggies
Vegetables like celery and cucumbers naturally have high levels of concentrated water that make them great for staying hydrated, while snacking.
Particular vegetables that are yellow or orange, like pumpkin and carrots, are great for your skin due to the amount of beta-carotenes and antioxidants they contain.
Drink Lots of Water
Keeping your body hydrated naturally allows your skin to remain smooth and healthy.
You can help yourself remember to drink water throughout the day by setting a reminder in your smartphone or connecting it to other habits, like brushing your teeth or eating.
Adding a humidifier to your home can also help keep your skin moisturized during the winter, offsetting the combination of low humidity and the dry air that’s omitted by your furnace.
Do Not Use Chemical-Filled Soaps
Your skin is highly permeable, which means that what you apply to your skin tends to seep into your body and bloodstream.
Also, antibacterial soaps and skin products that are made with alcohol strip the natural oils away from your skin.
Instead, try and choose essential oils over fragrances, and always go with organic products when possible.
Eat Foods That Are High in Omega-3 Acids
If the tops of your hands aren’t smooth and soft, your body may be deficient in omega-3 acids.
These essential acids are critical for maintaining healthy skin and can easily be introduced into your system through the consumption of salmon, walnuts, and olive oil.
Use Coconut Oil
Virgin organic coconut oil is very useful for promoting healthy skin, as coconut oil helps fight damage caused by radicals.
Its natural antioxidant properties will help keep your skin looking shiny and youthful.
As your body gets older, its ability to regenerate new layers of skin diminishes.
Gently applying exfoliating solutions to your skin can help get rid of old, dead cells to reveal new, healthy skin.
Give Us A Call If You Are Experiencing Pain or Discomfort
We are available 24/7 by phone and happily welcome walk-in visits.
You can call us at (404) 592-1186 or visit our contact page for details about our location.