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Like to Show Skin? Keep it Moisturized.

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Last Updated on October 2, 2011 by

Your skin takes a beating every day. It is your body armor. It can’t stop bullets, but it does a great job protecting your insides from pollutants, bacteria, weather, and a host of other outside factors. You see a plethora of celebrities like Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Jessica Simpson, and even Ellen DeGeneres pushing products from anti-aging skin care to moisturizers to improve the appearance of your skin.

So, what is your skin exactly? This often comes up as a trick question, because your skin is an organ. Yes, it’s a large organ, it’s not inside your body, but it functions as a unit.

And skin is an important unit because it protects all your other organs. We often take for granted what our skin does for us. It constantly replenishes itself, but we have to give it some help to stay healthy. Here are a few ways to give your skin the assistance it needs.

Moisturizers

Lotions and moisturizers help replenish moisture, and sometimes vitamins, to your skin. Even in humid climates, your skin gets dried out, flaky, and itchy when it doesn’t have the moisture it needs. In dry climates, your skin is literally fighting for moisture.

Using lotions and moisturizers that not only replenish and provide essential vitamins and minerals help your skin to stay supple and tight, which helps it do it’s job.

Anti-Aging Skin Care

As you age, so does your skin. At some point, it starts losing its ability to tightened back up causing wrinkles, sagging, and looseness. Anti-aging skin care products are designed to restore some of the vitality and springiness of your skin.

Many of these products are primarily for the face, which is almost always showing. But, there are lotions that also have anti-aging properties that can help the entire organ from head to toe.

Vitamins

Getting the proper vitamins and nutrition will help your skin maintain its health, too. Nutrition is important for your entire body, and that includes your skin. The healthier your skin is, the better it can fight off all the alien elements that attack your body every day.

Water

There is no contest to the benefits of drinking enough water and your skin is one of the first victims of not getting enough water. Do a little test. Grab some skin on the back of your and pull. If you are drinking enough, you skin will spring back very quickly. If you’re not, it will have a resettling response. It’s like filling something with water. When it’s full, it is firm. If it’s not full, there will be some sagging in the material. Your skin is the material. Fill it up.

Your skin deserves proper care. It does a whole lot for you. If it doesn’t look its best, neither will you.