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.
The most important thing you can do for your skin is to use a daily sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. A lifetime of exposure to the sun and its damaging rays can leave you with wrinkles, age spots and chronically dry skin. Using a daily moisturizer with sunscreen in it will help to keep your skin softer, smoother and less prone to wrinkles.
In order to best take care of your skin, you must first find out your skin type. Different skin types require different kinds of care, so if you don’t know your skin type you could actually be doing more harm than good. Skin care products are usually designed with a specific skin type in mind.
In order to avoid wrinkles, it is important to make sure you get enough sleep at night. Not getting enough sleep can result in wrinkling around the eyes and mouth. It can also lead to slackness in the skin, which can later cause even further wrinkling. Getting enough sleep also helps reduce stress levels, and reducing stress leads to better skin as well.
You can use honey to help keep your skin soft and supple. You can apply honey to your face as a mask or put it in your bath water for a whole body moisturizer. If you are using it as a mask simply put a small amount on your face, let it dry for 15 minutes, and then wash it off. In order to use it in the bath, simply put 1/4 to 1/2 cup in the water as your running it, so it dissolves.
Some companies make oil absorbing sheets that are great when you don’t have warm water and soap to wash your face. These can go with you on walks, workouts and any other time that you think you may need to wash your face on the spot. They fit into your pocket and can be thrown away after use.
Much is made of the petite jars of eye-related skin care products. Eye cream is a great example. However, next time you are at the department store cosmetic counter, feel free to walk right by the eye cream. Eye cream is nothing more than moisturizer with a slightly different consistency: ingredient comparisons show that they are basically the same. And unlike moisturizers, eye creams usually have no sun protection factor, which means the skin under your eyes is burning while everywhere else is protected.
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.
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