Top 4 Ways to Protect Your Skin

woman applying facial serum

Unlike conventional medicine which tends to focus on diagnosis and prescription, our team at AIM takes a comprehensive approach to care. This means that we focus more on why your symptoms are what they are, and we strive to identify the root cause of your problems. While it’s important to take care of your inner body such as your heart and lungs, your outer appearance and personal care are just as important. Here are 4 of the best ways to protect your skin:

1. Eat Nourishing Foods

green tea on tableOne of the best ways to protect your skin is actually from the inside. Certain nutrients help keep your skin protected and healthy. Dietary changes can reduce inflammation which can cause redness and acne. Foods that are recommended for an anti-inflammatory diet include healthy fats and a variety of fruits and leafy green vegetables. Green tea may also help protect your skin from damage and aging. Staying hydrated will also help your skin stay moisturized and protect against damage. Setting yourself up for nutrition counseling with a functionally trained registered dietitian is a great way to improve your skin health, as well as other aspects of your well-being.

2. Audit Your Skincare Products

Many skincare products contain ingredients that aren’t causing more harm than good. Looking at ingredients in your skincare products, makeup, deodorant, and hair care products may surprise you! Many contain harsh chemicals that can actually damage the skin – and your health. The Environmental Working Group has consumer guides that can help when looking at cosmetics or sunscreens and familiarizing yourself with ingredients to avoid. You can also shop at AIM’s lifestyle store where we provide a variety of options for clean skin care, hair care, sunscreen, deodorant, and more!

3. Block Sun Damage

woman applying sunscreen outsideSkin cancer is one of the worst conditions that can happen to your skin. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to protect your skin from sun damage. If you are going to be outside for long periods of time, be sure to apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing. While many folks think about wearing sunscreen only when it’s hot and sunny, it’s important to take the proper precautions even on cloudy days. In addition, avoid the use of tanning beds and sun lamps as they emit the same harmful UV radiation as the sun.

4. Consider Supplements

There are some supplements that can help protect your skin and improve your overall health!

Fundamental Omega 3 provides omega 3’s which are often lacking in diet. Omega 3’s are essential for healthy skin, and cardiovascular and brain health!

Another product that can improve skin health is Fundamental Skin Balancer, which provides key nutrients for skin, hair, and nails.

Full Spectrum Collagen is a great supplement for skin – but also for hair, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and fascia! Our Full Spectrum Collagen provides high concentrations of specific peptides that comprise connective tissue. The production of collagen naturally declines with aging, so this can help keep your skin vibrant and youthful.

Would you like to learn about more ways to protect your skin? Our team can help you in all aspects of your physical and mental health. Learn more about our care team and how we can help you live a happy and healthy life!


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