Skin is the largest organ, the layer of outer tissue with many important functions.  It is the protective covering that regulates body temperature by receiving sensory stimuli from the external environment. In addition, the skin layer prevents dehydration, keeps harmful microbes from entering the body and makes vitamin D when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.  When skin is in good health, the skin barrier is at its strongest.

Skin supports all body structures, including the immune system, which plays a vital role in maintaining overall health. Skin can be involved in a variety of immune system responses, many of which are rashes that are raised, red in color or warm to the touch. Disorders of the skin vary in symptoms and severity.  A skin disorder may be temporary or permanent, painless, or painful, minor, or even life-threatening.  Genetics, allergies, and irritants can cause hives or rashes.  Inflammation can cause symptoms of irritation such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Intestinal inflammation (“leaky gut”) caused by poor diet and/or food allergies can cause skin irritation.

Healthy skin begins with good nutrition and proper hydration.  Drinking plenty of water and eating a variety of raw fruits and vegetables are a great approach to maintaining optimal skin health.  Good skin care and a healthy lifestyle will help delay the natural aging process and will keep your skin and body vibrant and healthy.

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Alllison Dooley

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Wearing a face mask every day can be harmful to your skin barrier, a thick wall that protects from irritants and microbes. The skin barrier consists of the outer layer of skin cells called the stratum corneum and the lipid matrix that holds the cells together.  

Skin irritation is a major detriment from wearing a face mask. The skin becomes sensitive, resulting in dry, itchy, acne-prone, and inflamed skin. Applying moisturizer is the best and easiest way to decrease friction between the skin and mask by creating a strong, protective barrier for your skin.

I recommend Exquis moisturizer, which I use daily. It reduces damage from harsh pollutants, providing the optimal hydration and nourishment that your skin needs.  The phospholipid liposomes rebuild the skin’s barrier level and act as a reservoir of moisture to the inner layer of the skin. Exquis moisturizer contains Ayurvedic natural actives including turmeric, basil, sandalwood, and Aloe vera, best known and proven for their extensive calming and healing anti-inflammatory properties.  This product is great for all skin types.  Wishing you great health and happiness!

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About Author,

To Allison Dooley, taking care of her health means feeling good and strong every day.  Healthy living is all about balance.  Daily juicing is one way to incorporate vitamins and nutrition into her diet.  She also enjoys walking, reading,clinical dentistry and going to all sporting events.