It is cosmetically as well as functionally important to maintain the health of the skin and care about it. The skin is the outer covering of the body that protects it from harmful elements. Many properties of the skin may be genetic, but exercise, rest and good nutrition will make the skin more beautiful and healthy. Increased water intake will hydrate the skin and keep it healthy. It is also essential to protect the skin from the harmful rays of sun, dust and also from other pollutants in the atmosphere. Sunscreens will protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun rays. Use of moisturizers will also minimize damage and hydrates the skin.