Taking good care of your body is the most important gift you can give yourself. It’s the first step to a long and healthy life. You may think you are doing everything your body needs by showering every day and keeping yourself clean and free of germs. However, different parts of the body need different care and you must pay special attention some areas. Here are the 10 most significant body parts that need your attention.
Did you know that skin is the largest organ of the body? It is your primary defense system against external factors. So while you are relaxing on a beach-side or busy at work, your skin is constantly fighting a myriad of germs, UV rays of the sun, pollution, dirt and all kinds of potentially harmful agents. In addition, it is the first organ to get hurt, bruised and cut. It is therefore crucial that you take good care of your skin. The first step is to keep it immaculately clean. Showering regularly with soap and water is a good start. Follow that up with a suitable moisturizer. Remember that moisturizing is important for the entire body and not just the face and arms. Pay attention to shoulders, back, and everywhere else.
Treat minor cuts and burns immediately with antiseptic liquid and healing cream to keep infections at bay. Use sunscreen to protect from harmful UV rays, drink plenty of water and eat healthy. Do not wear clothing that chafes or irritates skin, and finally, take extra care to read product labels and don’t use any harsh chemicals on your skin.
Not only are they the reason behind the sparkle in your smile but also, teeth are your primary way to the mesmerising pleasures of food. While tooth enamel is the hardest part of the human body, lack of proper care can do some serious damage to your dental health and facial beauty. Taking care of your teeth isn’t hard or expensive. It’s only a matter of discipline and habit. You just have to brush twice a day and floss without fail. However, a study reported that only a quarter of adults floss their teeth. Don’t be a part of the remaining three quarters.
In addition to brushing and flossing, a visit to your dentist for a regular dental checkup is a must to keep tooth decay and other problems at bay. There are several benefits of intraoral cameras and other dentistry tools by which you can detect problems ahead of time and fix them before they affect your teeth adversely.
You probably did not associate nails with your health too often. They are however, quite significant. Since they form crevices at the tips of your fingers, they become a hiding place for bacteria and other germs that can find their way into your bodies. Even seemingly clear nails can contain germs and hence, you should always keep them clean and trimmed. If you have longer nails, clean them carefully and more often.
Your feet spend most of the day wrapped tightly in your shoes, bear your weight all day and often deal with dampness, strain and shoe bites. Sweat and dampness can cause smelly feet, itchiness and at times, infections too. To avoid this, always wear comfortable, breathable footwear. Clean, scrub and exfoliate your feet weekly to keep them soft, beautiful and healthy.