Skin, the largest organ of the body, is its protective shield against harmful light, heat, and infection. You want to keep it not only healthy, but glowing as well. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune for products; you can simply feed your skin.
Keeping your skin healthy is just like keeping the rest of you healthy. That means eating well-balanced meals, drinking plenty of water, and protecting your skin from harmful exposures like the sun. The last can be done by applying food topically.
Over-the-counter (OTC) creams and lotions are not regulated the same way as those for which you need prescription. “The guidelines are not as stingy and the products may have different ingredients,” says Todd Schlesinger, MD, FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director of the Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston. “They are generally safe but companies can mix the ingredients any way they like.”
Play it safe and treat your skin to products that you know what they are made of. In general you want to look for foods with vitamins C, A, E.
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