7 Ways To Protect Skin
1 Skin and arteries need a well-balanced diet, with plenty of minerals and vitamins. See nhs.uk/ livewell/healthy-eating. 2 Maintain a healthy weight to put less strain on leg veins and tissues, and reduce diabetes risks. 3 Take regular exercise to boost circulation and avoid weight gain. 4 Moisturise legs and feet at least once daily to reduce dryness, itching and harmful scratching.
5 The front of the shins can be slow to heal – trousers can protect against injuries from car doors, open drawers, etc. 6 Wear sunscreen on exposed skin to reduce skin-cancer risks. 7 Regularly check ‘neglected areas,’ such as under the feet, for signs of skin damage.