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Protecting and Nurturing Your SkinProtecting and Nurturing Your Skin

Protecting and Nurturing Your Skin

While you can't control your genetics, hormone levels, or the elements it is certainly possible to make changes that will protect your skin from some of the detrimental effects of the environment and your lifestyle.

  • Respect the sun: Whenever your skin is exposed to sunlight, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Healthy body, mind and soul:Exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep to help reduce stress. Stress has many detrimental effects on your skin. It can increase the level of free radicals, dehydrate and thin your skin, and prevent your skin from replenishing itself.
  • Watch what you eat. Nutritional deficiencies adversely affect your skin - think vitamin C and scurvy - and a well-balanced diet can lead to healthy, glowing skin.
  • Stay hydrated - with water. Water helps moisturize your skin from within. Avoid overindulging in alcohol and caffeine, which are dehydrating.
  • Look for triggers. According to research published in Contact Dermatitis, certain people "display heightened skin reactivity to materials the majority find tolerable."

Finally, look for products which are naturally formulated and include calming, soothing ingredients such as chamomile or feverfew.

The AVEENO® line of ULTRA CALMING® products are formulated with key ingredients that are calming, soothing, and non-irritating to nurture and transform the look of sensitive skin to an enhanced state of natural health and beauty. The line includes daily moisturizers (one with SPF 15 and one with SPF 30), makeup removing wipes, and a foaming cleanser. All products contain ACTIVE NATURALS® Calming Feverfew, from a natural extract known for centuries for its soothing properties. The foaming cleanser is also fragrance free, meaning one less irritant for your sensitive skin. The AVEENO® ULTRA CALMING® products let you unlock healthier-looking, more beautiful skin.