From Eating Nuts to Relieving Stress, Protect your Skin

by Blayne Soriano, Level 2 CrossFit Coach and CrossFit Kids Coach

Healthy skin is something we all strive for. Even if it’s not something you pay full attention to every day, you should.

We usually don’t notice something until it’s wrong, such as if we have a breakout on our face; it feels magnified. But if something such as breakout doesn’t occur, it’s easy to not pay full attention to facial skin or skin altogether.

Outside of seeing a dermatologist for a body checkup or having a professional treat your skin, you can do things such as keep your face clean, moisturize, hydrate, get enough sleep, find things to relieve stress like exercise, wear sunscreen, eat foods like nuts and seeds, broccoli, avocado, sweet potatoes, bell peppers and supplement with a quality fish oil.

Let’s delve a bit into sunscreen. While rare, some people do have an adverse reaction or allergy to sunscreen — in the form of breakouts, blistering, fever, chills, nausea or trouble breathing. See your doctor for a correct diagnosis and advice on what sunscreens have the chemical ingredient or ingredients that irritate your skin.

Also consider:

  • Avoiding the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Wearing sunglasses with UV protection
  • Wearing a wide-brimmed hat
  • Wearing sun-protective clothing with UPF (ultraviolet protection factor)

All in all, there are many natural remedies to have healthy glowing skin. Make sure you take care of it!