Your Skin – A Hard-Working Protector for your Body
Your skin is your largest organ. Besides your digestive system, it is the main interface between you and the outside world. Being one of your chief defense systems, it is also where a large part of your immune system is located. That is why the health of your skin is so important – to protect your entire body.
During the colder months of Fall and Winter, your skin is especially prone to harm. The skin is naturally dry during this time of year. Chilly weather, wind, and cold will make the skin more sensitive, especially for those who are already prone to having irritated or sensitive skin. The thickness of the skin also matters when it comes to skin sensitivity. If your outer skin layer is too thin, the barrier will be too weak, and the skin is not as effective at preventing unwanted substances from passing through. These unwanted substances may cause allergic reactions, leading to skin rashes or other skin irritations.
The colder months are a great time to start to nourish and protect the skin barrier. Drink plenty of water to properly hydrate your skin. Most of us do not drink enough water on a daily basis. Keep alcohol and caffeine to a minimum, which further dry your skin. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and avoid sugar and processed foods. Eat foods that are easy to digest, such as soups and broths. If your digestive system is healthy, your skin will be healthier, too.
Sleep is extremely important. It is recommended that adults get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Going to bed at 11 pm and sleeping until 7 am are the ideal hours for best health, according to Chinese medicine theory. Keep stress as low as possible, by doing gentle exercise, meditation and breathing exercise, etc. Stress can negatively affect your immune system, leaving you more prone to developing skin problems.
To moisturize your skin from the outside, gentle, natural moisturizers, such as organic coconut oil and shea butter are great choices. You can also soak in Merry Clinic’s Dead Sea Mineral bath salts, or use Merry Clinic’s Dead Sea mineral soap. The minerals in the Dead Sea help the skin to retain moisture, and also heal the broken skin barrier. You can find more information about Dead Sea minerals on the following blog post:
Merry Clinic’s Skin Detox formula is an indispensable ally for skin health. It strengthens the skin barrier, and actually makes skin thicker, causing it to be more resilient against the weather and allergens. It protects you against too much UV light, pollution, toxins, and infections. It moisturizes the skin with borage seed oil and flax seed oil. It also helps to balance and strengthen the skin’s immune system, strengthens the underlying skin tissues, and gently detoxifies the skin. More information on Skin Detox can be found on the following web page: