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Top 3 Skin Stressors

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Top 3 Skin Stressors

By Eliza Thomas, Experience Life

Considering that each of us is covered in a dozen or more pounds of the stuff, it’s surprising how little thought we give to our skin’s essential role in the drama of our daily existence. Skin, after all, is where we meet the world. It’s the interface between our body and its surroundings. It’s our first line of defense against pathogens and sharp objects. It is the point at which we encounter sensation pain or pleasure, heat or cold. Our skin is both the face we show the world and our most intimate means of physical connection.

By understanding your skin as a vital organ and by smartening up about the factors that most profoundly affect its condition from sun exposure, nutrition and hydration to internal and external skin stressors you can optimize the look and feel of the skin you’re in, and also reap whole-body health benefits in the bargain.

Combine a nourishing diet with adequate hydration, appropriate exercise, good stress management and high-quality sleep and you’ve got the underpinnings for the systems that help build, nourish, protect and repair your skin. But when it comes to coaxing out the best skin your body has to offer, you’ll also want to keep the following key stressors and solutions in mind:

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10:45AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Thank you!

1:39AM PDT on Oct 5, 2010


10:53AM PDT on Oct 1, 2010

Thanks :)

11:46PM PDT on Sep 11, 2010

thanks for sharing

12:17AM PDT on Aug 29, 2010

I'm contiually amazed at the amount of publicity there is, especially about sunscreen products lately that are still available on the market. Foods that are harmful, like salmonella in eggs, for example, are immediately recalled from the market, why aren't these other products immediately recalled as well? And how is it that the FDA is so inadequate in protecting the public?

1:27PM PDT on Aug 28, 2010


2:36PM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

good info!

3:26PM PDT on Aug 15, 2010

thanks :)

11:19AM PDT on Aug 15, 2010


6:03AM PDT on Aug 15, 2010


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