The ‘E’ word… Exercise. A dirty word for some, completely forbidden in other circles; some barely tolerate it while others live for it. Whether you love it, hate it or love to hate it; regular exercise with a balanced diet can be just the what your skin needs. Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, a dermatologist specializing in skin of color and creator of Specific Beauty breaks down all of the benefits of exercise. And hey, maybe one day we can all look as good as Ernestine Shepherd… if that’s what 79 years old looks and feels like with steady exercise and proper eating habits- sign me up!
Young Face, Fit Waist
The "E" Word Can Keep You Young and Healthy
Skin Looks Even Younger
We all know that skin types V-VI don't age like skin types I-III. Thanks to the melanin in our skin, the antioxidant property protects us from the damaging effects of the sun (to a certain extent).
Regular exercise can also keep up looking younger in the face and in the waist. Studies show that exercise increases the level of other antioxidants in our bodies to fight off free radicals set to destroy the structural foundation of our skin.
Helps Prevent Psoriasis
You know when you have psoriasis and you also know that it is no picnic. Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd lets us know that vigorous exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of developing psoriasis by up to 30%. It all comes down to controlling inflammation and stress, both are psoriasis triggers and both can be affected by exercise.
Ageless Beauty Ernestine Shepherd
Reading Ernestine's story can either inspire you to get up and hit the gym or shame you into hitting the gym! Either way we can all take a page from her book. At 79 years old, Ernestine is the Guinness world record holder for being the oldest body builder. 79 years where???
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