It’s easy to take your skin for granted. We think about our heart, our weight, cholesterol levels, even brain health and our sugar intake. But we don’t necessarily spend a lot of time thinking about what makes for healthy skin. Sure, we add lotion when it’s dry. But considering it’s the largest organ of the body, covering approximately 20 square feet, it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.
It’s summer time, and it’s getting hot outside. As the sun and warmth get us outside more, we also tend to sweat more in the summer, which means we lose a lot of water. Not feeling great after a day in the sun? Chances are, dehydration has set in. .
April showers bring May flowers, but as too many of us know, they also bring us seasonal allergies. As the world starts to bloom so too do our allergies, which can keep us from enjoying our time in the warm weather outdoors. In fact, in 2012, it was reported that 11.1 million people were diagnosed with allergic rhinitis—also known as hay fever or seasonal allergies. Yet, researchers think that nasal allergies actually affect approximately 50 million people in the U.S.