Why some aspects of our body’s largest organ still remain a mystery
It’s our body’s largest organ yet there is still so much we don’t know about our skin! From preventing wrinkles to the benefits of facial massage, we went to anti-aging expert Dr. Aaron Tabor to get the scoop on 10 things you don’t know about your skin–but should!
"Your skin reflects your overall health," Dr. Tabor says, "so the best thing to remember is to eat a healthy diet and avoid junk food, do not smoke, exercise regularly, and drink plenty of water. It is also important to read the ingredients on all skincare products and avoid any that contain "Glycols" or "PEGS," as they contain harmful chemicals."
Since May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about preventing future damage to your outer later. Read on for more of Dr. Tabor’s tips!
"Botanicals that contain beta-carotene can actually improve skin quality," Dr. Tabor says. "Keep in mind that products that contain botanicals should have a color or hue to them, as botanicals have a natural color. If the product you’re using claims to have botanicals in it and it is white in color, you should ditch it. The only way skincare products can be white in color is through chemicals."
"Never put on makeup, use skincare products, or even touch your face until you have thoroughly washed your hands," Dr. Tabor says. "Bacteria are the number one culprit in skin breakouts and, despite what people think, most of the germs that reach your face do not come from the air—they come from your own two hands."
Dr. Tabor suggests taking calcium supplements to support facial structure. "The more you can delay osteoporosis by taking calcium, the better," he says. This is the best way to prevent the appearance of skin ‘hanging off’ the face.