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A Guide to Keeping Yourself Healthy

Finding the time to care for yourself can seem impossible, especially if you have an intense career or a family to look after, but it is crucial to schedule time for yourself; otherwise, you run the risk of burning out. Eat well, exercise, and learn how to care for each part of your body.

Skin

Most of us long for clear skin with no sign of emerging pimples or zits. While some of us are graced with skin that seemingly never breaks out, others get oily patches or acne. How can we care for our skin and improve its quality?

Shower regularly and thoroughly. You need to keep dirt and germs from your skin so that it can continue keeping your body safe and sound. What’s more, moisturize your skin after you shower - this will keep it soft and supple, slowing down the aging process. If you cut or scrape your skin, treat the wound and keep infections at bay. After all, your skin can only do so much.

When it comes to sunbathing, always wear sunscreen and keep your skin covered if the heat ever becomes too harsh. The sun can greatly damage your skin and even increase your chances of getting skin cancer.

Eyes

Your eyes do a lot, protecting your body from dust, pollen, and radiation from screens. The least you can do is look after your eyes and keep them protected from harm.

Wear sunglasses when the sun is shining, stopping UV rays from harming your eyes, and limit screen time. Too much time staring at a screen can cause eye strain as well as headaches. If your work requires you to spend a lot of your time on computers, be sure to speak with your employers. They may be able to offer you eyecare vouchers.

If you are ever feeling tired, place a cool compress on your eyes. This will stop them from hurting. Any discomfort needs to be taken seriously, so if you are starting to get sore, irritable eyes, take a break and look elsewhere.

Teeth

While your teeth may seem like the hardest part of your body, they still need to be well maintained and looked after. Neglecting your teeth can result in tooth decay and tooth loss as well as oral pain and discomfort; many people also become self-conscious if they have bad teeth or are missing a tooth, impacting their mental health.

Brushing your teeth regularly is your first port of call. Learn proper brushing techniques so that you do not miss any teeth. You will also want to visit your dentist regularly so that they can notice anything abnormal that may be happening. They can also schedule you in to see the hygienist - deep cleaning your teeth can keep plaque at bay.

Remember to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day.

Ears

High decibel sound can cause pain in your ears, and if you experience too much, it can cause loss of hearing. Limit the time you spend listening to music through your headphones as this can cause damage without you even realising and pay more attention to the volume you have your TV on - it may be dangerously high without you realising it.

Cotton wool buds should be avoided as they can easily damage the inside of your ears if they knock your eardrum, but if you do use them, do so carefully and only invest in high-quality q-tips. Ensure that your ears are kept dry - doing so can keep infections at bay.

Lips

The skin on your lips is thinner than your skin anywhere else and needs extra care. Like any part of your skin, be sure to exfoliate it and keep it moisturized with a lip care range that is designed with lips in mind. Like with your skin, keeping hydrated can improve the quality of your skin, keeping your lips soft and supple.

If you want to achieve pink lips, there are many ways to do this naturally. A few drops of lemon juice can wake up your lips and make them look plump and pink.

General health tips

While certain parts of your body will need specific care, there are general health tips that can keep your whole body fighting fit. These include eating a healthy and varied diet, drinking plenty of water, and exercising well and consistently.

A healthy diet

Skip the junk food and replace it with whole grains and fruit and vegetables. While you need carbs for energy and fats, you shouldn’t consume vast quantities of saturated fats or anything that has a lot of sugar.

Staying hydrated

Water flushes your body, ridding it from toxins. Keeping hydrated also reduces headaches, dry skin and hunger - sometimes when you feel hungry you are, in fact, thirsty. Have a reusable bottle with you and always full.

Exercise

Being active keeps your bones strong and your muscles active and healthy; it also improves your cardiovascular health. You should engage in 30-minutes of exercise every day, and sometimes a quick walk around the block can be enough to keep you feeling healthy and happy.


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