Eucerin Skin FIRST National Skin Awareness Month Giveaway
I am proud to be a blogger participating in the Eucerin Skin FIRST Network! Each month, we receive important information on how to take care of our skin, in addition to fun packages and host giveaways for similar packages on our blogs! Here is some useful information we received in September from Eucerin.
Often times, we take our skin for granted. Despite it being our bodies’ largest organ, we tend to ignore our skin’s needs…until something goes wrong that demands our attention. Neglecting our skin not only leaves our bodies exposed to infectious bacteria that can permeate damaged or malnourished skin, it also costs US consumers nearly $42 billion a year in direct medical costs on the 22 most common skin diseases. As September is National Skin Care Awareness Month, make it a goal to take a stand with Eucerin, as part of the Eucerin Skin FIRST Network, and help change that trend and spread the word about treating your skin care more like your overall health care.
You can start, if you haven’t already, by taking the Skin FIRST Pledge with tens of thousands of others at http://facebook.com/eucerinus. Once you have taken the pledge, there are dozens of ways you can make small changes in your life to put the health of your skin first. In fact, this month’s Skin FIRST Movement Update is dedicated to four simple steps that can help strengthen and protect your skin:
TIP #1 – Cleanse Gently
If you’ve ever felt like your skin is a little too tight, it may be a sign that you have not cleansed properly. Clean skin is the first step in keeping skin healthy. Whether your skin is dry, oily, or somewhere in between, dermatologists recommend using a mild, non-irritating cleanser rather than a harsh soap. Otherwise, you run the risk of stripping your skin’s natural oils, which can lead to overly tight-feeling skin.
TIP #2 – Moisturize Properly
Moisturizers bind water to the skin so that it doesn’t evaporate as quickly. The right moisturizer can also help bring the right pH balance to your skin and enhance its natural defenses. A product like Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Skin-Fortifying Body lotion can help accomplish this by providing a pH buffer and all day moisturization while strengthening your skin’s protective barrier against external elements like pollution and climate changes.
TIP #3 – Take Time to Relax
If you’re under a great deal of stress, chances are your skin is too. Stressed-out skin can eventually become thin and less able to regenerate itself. You can help prevent this by taking take time to focus and center yourself every day. This can aid not just your mental health, but the health of your skin and body as well.
TIP #4 – Feed Your Skin Right
Finally, the old adage “you are what you eat” is never truer than it is with your skin. For instance, foods with high antioxidant levels, like blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and plums can help neutralize free radicals that can damage collagen and elastin, proteins that help maintain skin’s elasticity and tone.
To learn about many more ways you can care for your skin, including tips like these for National Skin Care Awareness Month, visit Eucerin’s Facebook Page at http://facebook.com/eucerinus or follow Eucerin on Twitter at http://twitter.com/eucerinus.
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I received a gift bag from Eucerin to facilitate this campaign post. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.