How to Take Care of Your Skin

Even though the skin is the largest organ in your body and the one that you can see the most, it is often forgotten about. Your internal organs usually get a lot more attention, and although they are, of course important, your skin shouldn’t be neglected. When your skin looks and feels healthy, you will feel happier, more confident, and you can even look more youthful too. Read on for some useful tips on how to take care of your skin for life. 

Sun Protection 

It’s lovely to go out in the sun and enjoy the warmth of the day, but this is also extremely bad for your skin if you don’t protect it. The sun emits UV rays, and this causes a lot of damage to skin. This damage won’t always be visible, but it can cause big problems later on, including skin cancer. At the very least it can cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear prematurely. 

You can protect your skin from the sun very easily so it shouldn’t ever be a problem to keep yourself safe. Some ways to do this include: 

• Applying sunscreen before you go outside and remembering to re-apply it every two to three hours
• Stay inside, or in a shaded spot, when the sun is at its peak for the day
Wear a hat every time you go outside 
• If outside for extended periods of time, wear thin clothing with long sleeves and legs instead of shorts and t-shirts

Cleanse Your Skin 

Cleansing your skin and washing it every day will ensure its stays clean and healthy. Try not to use soaps and shower gels that are full of harsh chemicals as these can dry out your skin and leave it looking unhealthy. There are mild soaps you can buy, and these are the best to use. 

Many people suffer from acne, and although this is mostly associated with teenagers, anyone can get it. If you do have it, again, harsh chemicals are not ideal. Try to look for natural remedies and supplements instead such as those offered at Solutions By Dr Dave

If you shave your face, you might find that it can become irritated and uncomfortable. If it does, you should make sure you always use lubricant before you shave, and make sure you shave in the direction your hair grows too. Add a soothing lotion afterwards for the best results. 

Don’t Smoke 

Smoking is bad for your health in many ways, but one thing you might not know is that it can cause damage to your skin and make you look much older than you really are. The blood vessels in your skin will narrow when you smoke, which means less oxygen can get through and more wrinkles will occur. Plus, smoking damages the collagen in the skin and that means it becomes less elastic. Smoking can also leave people with an unhealthy yellow tint to their skin. 

If you can stop smoking, this will be better for your health in general, and when it comes to your skin you may find that it starts to repair itself. At the very least, it won’t become any more damaged. 

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