There are numerous areas of your body that require attention as you know from our advice from our Health Editor, Chris, while bopping to crafted playlists from Music Editor, Jordan and making the most of our personal journeys with mind food insights from Fernanda. Yes, you should engage in as much physical activity as you possibly can to keep your body fit and strong and to avoid gaining excessive weight. To protect your vision, you must avoid putting disproportionate strain on your eyes. However, three areas of your body require special attention and care.
You only have two sets of teeth: your milk teeth and your adult teeth. Once your adult teeth break or fall out, that is it – there are no more unless you have dentures. With that in mind, it is vital that you do everything in your power to protect them. Not only do missing, broken and stained teeth look unsightly, but they can be incredibly painful too. While you can have fillings and dental crowns to preserve them once things start going wrong, prevention is better than cure.
Avoid eating too many sugary snacks, brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day with a high-quality toothbrush and toothpaste, and see your dentist every six months, or more frequently if necessary. Avoid foods high in acide as much as possible, as they can damage the enamel on your teeth, and if you must drink sweet beverages, do so through a straw to reduce the amount of liquid that interacts with your teeth.
It is critical to take care of your skin. Skin that is neglected is much more prone to drying out and cracking, which is excruciatingly painful. It also means that your body will be more vulnerable to bacteria and infection, as one of the skin’s many functions is to keep these from entering the body.
You want your skin to not only protect the inside of your body but also to look and feel great. This entails washing and cleaning it at the end of the day to remove any dirt and contaminants. Moisturize it as well to keep it soft and smooth. Most importantly, use sunscreen, whatever the weather. Sunburn looks and feels awful but also places you at a much higher chance of getting skin cancer when you are older.
Your hair is seen to be your crowning glory, so take good care of it. Drinking plenty of water is not only good for your insides, but it is also beneficial to your hair. Regular trimming will keep the ends from drying out and separating, and washing it only when necessary, rather than every day out of habit, will keep the natural oils in place.
Avoid using heated styling tools on your hair too frequently, such as straighteners, dryers, and curling tongs, as this can cause damage. If you do use them, use a protective spray on it first to minimize damage and frizz.
These are the areas of the body that require attention but are widely ignored. Not only will looking after these make them look and feel good, but can also prevent other health conditions and give you a boost of confidence.