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Healthy Skin for Life

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Many people want healthy, glowing skin and they want it for as many years as possible. Wearing sunscreen is the best way to prevent damage to your skin—even in the winter. However, your diet and lifestyle will also play a major role in skin elasticity and health. Want better skin today? Start out with these few tips that can help get you healthy skin!

 

Skin 101

Did you know that your skin is an organ? It is actually the largest organ of the body because it covers the entire body in a protective tissue. The scientific name for your skin is “epidermis”, and that epidermis needs to be protected and nourished just like any other organ of the body. Your amazing skin is the main reason why so many outside germs don’t get inside of the body. It keeps all the bad stuff out, while keeping all of your organs, tissues, blood vessels and everything inside of you.

 

Germs and infections can get inside the body if you sustain a cut or hurt your skin in some way. However, if you take care of your skin, it not only can stay healthy, but strong and more resilient. Check out these cool facts about your skin:

  • Your skin is estimated to be 15% of your body weight.
  • Skin cells fully renew every 28 days without you noticing.
  • Microscopically, you shed 30-40,000 skin cells every minute. It’s so small and subtle, but amounts to 9 lbs of shed skin a year.
  • There are 3 layers of skin. The epidermis is the outside, waterproof layer you see, followed by the dermis (middle), then hypodermis (inside layer).
  • The dermis is the middle layer of tougher connective tissue where hair follicles grow and where glands are.
  • There are 19 million skin cells per square inch on your body.
  • The American Academy of Dermatology reports that in every inch of your skin, you have 650 sweat glands and 1,000 nerve endings.

 

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Get Hydrated and Look Better

The main nourishing substance for your skin is water. Without water, you become dehydrated, making it difficult for nutrients from food to travel in the blood to the organs that need it. Water makes up a large part of many of your tissues and organs. For example, the brain and lungs are about 73% water. By adulthood, 55% of the female body is made of water, and accounts for 60% in males.

 

Something that is common during cold winter months is the use of heaters. Studies show that using heating sources combined with low humidity in winter months can significantly dry out your skin. If you get dry skin in the winter, it’s probably a combination of these factors. The lower legs are commonly the driest part of the body, as they have fewer oil glands than other areas of your skin. Make sure you use moisturizer daily if you get dry skin in the winter.

 

A great time to apply moisturizer is right after a shower and toweling off. Your skin can soak in the moisture and stay hydrated. For more chronic dry skin, consider using a humidifier in areas of the house you frequent. Check lotion labels, as some contain ingredients (like sodium laureth sulfate) that ironically dry out skin. If you want healthy skin, start out by drinking enough water. Each person needs at least half their weight in ounces of water each day to have healthy skin and tissues.

 

Solutions4 Body Wraps

We help our patients to have better skin through health counseling and nutritional assessments. These can help correct diets with poor nutrition to help with chronic conditions and skin problems. Hydrating, using moisturizers and getting good nutrition (even with supplements) will help your skin immensely.

 

When you come for your appointment, we will cover your skin in a special Solutions4 body cream that is made of our special blend of herbs and spices. That formula is a synergistic blend of those herbs plus pharmaceutical-grade niacin to contour your body. Niacin helps increase circulation in the body, allowing more nutrients to flood your muscles and organs. This body cream is also very effective for those suffering from poor circulation and fluid retention.

 

Medical-grade body wraps help remove cellulite by targeting and removing the toxins that are trapped in your connective tissue. They help increase skin elasticity and improve your skin’s firmness. You’ll look more toned and you will feel much better. This is a medical-grade wrap made from concentrated and sensitive formulas to provide an inch loss of 4-14 inches per treatment.

 

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Healthy Skin, Healthy Life

Many chronic conditions will manifest symptoms on your skin. Wounds and injuries will do the same. Your skin is an amazing organ by how it can signal so many problems with the body. Inflammation is a main symptom when something is out of sync in the body. You get inflammation from eating or being exposed to foods you’re allergic to, helping to pinpoint the problem. Dry skin, rashes, skin overgrowths (like psoriasis) and more all signal health problems that need to be treated. Thanks to your skin, medical professionals can tell what’s going on with your body in many cases.

 

If you want a healthy body, do all that you can to get healthy skin. When you’re eating well, hydrating well, getting good nutrition and noticing signs of abnormalities, you can stay healthy and assess health problems as soon as they start showing signs. Make sure to wear sunscreen (even in the winter) to avoid skin damage. Clean makeup off your face at night and use natural cleansers that won’t dry out your skin.

 

Healthy skin can help you feel great and can boost your overall health. If you want to know more about our Solutions4 Body Wraps or cream, call Olathe Chiropractic today at (913) 732-0087!

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