Monday 19 June 2017

Beautiful Skin Starts from Within | Marla Ahlgrimm

It’s been said that beauty is only skin deep, but we all want to take care of the skin that were in. In today’s brief question and answer session, women’s healthcare pioneer Marla Ahlgrimm answers a few common questions on how to keep your skin at its best.

Q: What is the best type of facial cleanser?

Marla Ahlgrimm: There is no right or wrong answer to this question as it greatly depends on an individual’s skin type. Some women are prone to acne and may want to use a moisturizing cleanser with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Those with oily skin may want to stick with a natural milk-based cleaner.

Q: How does what we drink affect our skin?

Marla Ahlgrimm: The skin is the largest organ and, like other organs, requires water in order to operate properly. Women who drink mostly coffee and other caffeinated or sugary drinks, such as soda, may experience more acne than those who stick with good old-fashioned H2O.

Q: What are the best foods for maintaining healthy skin?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Skin health is directly linked to overall health and well-being. The best advice here is to eat a variety of foods including colorful fruits and vegetables and lean protein. Get plenty of calcium and limit your intake of processed foods.

Q: Should I wear sunscreen even when it’s cloudy?

Marla Ahlgrimm: If you’re going to be outside, you should put sunscreen on your face. Even when it’s cloudy, harmful ultraviolet radiation filter through and burn or dry out your skin significantly. Many women choose a base makeup with an SPF built in. However, be careful not to use an overly oily product, which will lead to embarrassing breakouts.


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