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May 7, 2010

Keeping the Skin Healthy

The skin is like a mirror of the person and one of the first things that attracts the attention of others, it's important to take care of the skin and keep it healthy.

  • Drinking enough water will keep the skin hydrated, smooth and delicate.
  • Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to the skin as well as other organs in the body. Antioxidants neutralize the effect of these free radicals. Vitamin A, C and E have an antioxidant activity. Antioxidant can be found in vegetables and fruits. Black grapes and blueberries are example of fruits with antioxidants.
  • UV light can have a harmful effect on the skin such as sunburns and skin cancer. Wearing sunscreen is important to protect the skin from the effect of sunlight and to protect it from premature aging.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids help in preventing wrinkles and premature aging as well as other benefits for the skin. Food rich in omega 3 fatty acids include fish like salmon and sardines.
This information is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice; it should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Call 911 for all medical emergencies.