The condition of our skin affects how we look to others and how we, ourselves feel. Dry or itchy skin is a nuisance, but can usually be easily ameliorated. But there are serious skin diseases that threaten our health. Skin cancer, for one, is on the rise. We offer the following tips to help you keep your skin healthy.
To properly take care of your skin, be sure to wear sunscreen with a SPF rating of at least 15 when exposed to sunlight for a long amount of time. Doing so will help to prevent UV rays from penetrating your skin causing burns, cancer, and premature wrinkling. While sunlight does provide vitamin D, exposure needs to be in moderation.
In the winter, you will notice that the air is very cold and dry, making moisturizing integral to your routine. Moisturizing your face reduces the formation of dry skin cells, which can clog your pores and cause cysts and lesions. Additionally, moisturizer improves flexibility of your face, so that you are comfortable during the day.
If you have oily skin, make sure to use a gel based or foaming cleanser both in the morning and at night. Cleansers targeted specifically for your type of skin will help wash away excess oils and dirt clogging your pores. Make sure the product says it’s for oily skin.
Avoid dry environments for a brighter skin. You can keep your house moisturized, thanks to humidifiers. Once you have found a comfortable degree of humidity that makes your skin looks great, try keeping your house this way all the time. Avoid extreme humidity, which would make your skin too dry because of the evaporation that will occur, every time you step out of your house.
To avoid getting wrinkles and worn looking skin, wear skin protection while in direct sunlight. Types of protection include sunscreen, hats, and clothes such as long sleeve shirts, pants and skirts. The UV rays in sunlight can cause severe damage to skin, blemishes, dry skin, sun burn and cancer.
Men have much oilier skin and much larger pores than women do. This means that it is very important for them to keep their skin clean. Deep cleaning on a regular basis is a must. If you are a man, then those larger pores need to be cleaned out all the time, in order to keep your skin looking clear.
Using a humidifier can help you care for skin. When the air is moist, it creates a dewy appearance on the skin. You can maintain this look all year by using a humidifier. Consider purchasing a humidifier that can attach to a water bottle. This will allow you to stay hydrated, wherever you go.
Chemical peels are great for brightening and freshening up your face. They work by “peeling” away the upper layers of skin which are dead. A dermatologist or trained cosmetologist will paint it onto the face and let it sit for awhile. These peels are done in a series of three or six.
Try to put focus on your hands and feet. Most people neglect their hands and feet, as they are focusing on their legs, arms, and face. If your feet suffer from dry skin, try covering them with moisturizer before putting on a pair of cotton socks and heading to bed. If you have dry hands, try a heavy cream and wear gloves for a few hours. It should only take one treatment before you notice an improvement.
These tips have given you a better idea, both of the range of skin problems and their cures. Our skin is the part of our body, most exposed to pollutants and contaminants that are in our environment. It behooves us to be vigilant in protecting our skin, for it protects the rest of our body.