January is a great time to start working toward the best complexion you have ever had!
Because I make my living in front of the TV camera, I’ve always tried to take great care of my skin. That means drinking at least two quarts of water every day.
And several years ago I started working with one of the top plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Rod Rohrich, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Rohrich has helped me keep my skin in the best condition possible, and here’s what he says about the important of sweating.
“Sweating purges your body of toxins that can clog pores.
But vigorous exercise (the kind that makes you sweat) also gets the blood flowing and carries more oxygen to the skin. The increased blood flow and oxygen deliver extra nutrients to the skin and help with collagen production – collagen is like the skeleton of the skin – it is the essential support system that prevents sagging and drooping.
And finally, exercising until you sweat encourages your skin to produce more of it’s own natural oils that keep skin looking supple and healthy…and making it glow!”
Simply put, you need to break a sweat every single day. Every day.
Try for one like this, after my last work out!
You’ll find me on the elliptical at 6 a.m. sharp every morning before I appear on Good Morning Texas, because sweating is an essential part of my skin care routine.
Let’s make 2015 the year you take care of that face, baby! It needs to last you a lifetime.
Will you join me, starting today?
And what questions do you have about skin health and skin care? Please ask Dr. Rohrich and me in the comments below.
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is a Dallas plastic surgeon and Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medial Center. Dr. Rohrich is an internationally renowned expert in plastic surgery and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in America. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey SHow, The View, and Good Morning America. Dr. Rohrich has a unique artistic skill in restoring youthfulness and definition to the human face and body.
How does wine affect our skin? And, what is a safe amount for the skin? Red or white?
I’ll see if I can find out Connie, great question!