Health and Wellness, Personnel Safety

Skin Care Tips for Workers for National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month, so it’s a great time to teach your employees how to protect their body’s natural armor.

Weighing in at 6 to 9 pounds, with a surface area of about 2 square yards, the skin is the body’s largest organ and its first line of defense against the outside world. It helps the body fight infection and injuries as well as maintain the body’s temperature. The skin also makes vitamin D, which is crucial to calcium absorption and strong bones.

Remind employees that keeping their skin healthy is crucial to their overall health. Give them these tips on how to take care of their skin so their skin can take care of them:

  • Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Eat well-balanced meals and snacks that avoid fatty and greasy foods.
  • Get plenty of vitamins A, C, and E.
  • Get plenty of the minerals selenium and zinc.
  • Limit sun exposure to 15 minutes or less if outdoors between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Your skin needs some sun, though, because the sun is the best source of vitamin D.
  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher for longer sun exposures.

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