How to take care of your skin
Some people are too busy with their daily activities, and they give less attention to their skin. They only see a need to cater for the skin only when there is an injury or when something bad happens to it. The skin differs in colour and texture, and some people believe that much attention should only be given to a lighter skin, this fact is definitely wrong.
The skin is a complicated just like any other organ in the body. It is known as the body's largest organ. If the skin is neglected and left to be catered for in a long period of time, the manifestation will be an occurrence an individual will never wish to behold. It should be the duty of an individual to learn how his or her skin works, know the perfect routine that suits his or her skin, so that he or she can work towards having a healthy skin. A good skin care routine will definitely guarantee you a smooth and healthy skin.
On the other hand, if you neglect and refuse to take care of your skin, you are only exposing yourself to various infections and skin dangers. If you refuse to maintain and keep your skin properly hydrated, the texture becomes rough and easily broken, this makes your skin to become vulnerable to pathogens and infections. Prolong negligence of the skin care might increase the risk of developing skin cancer. A healthy skin worth more than gold, it should be an important part of living a healthy lifestyle.
Now, let us look at some ways we can take care of our skin, they are simple and should be a part of our daily routine.
Ways of taking care of your skin
1. Ensure you sweat daily
Too many people that are trying to improve the health of their skin prevents any act that will make them sweat. This act is not so right. The truth of the matter is that sweating helps in eliminating toxins from the skin, making it healthier. Sweating is normally achieved whenever we engage in exercise. Another additional advantage about exercising is that, when we exercise we normally increase the rate of our blood flow. A good blood flow is highly important for the proper delivery of oxygen and nutrients which are essential for a healthy skin. One important thing you should note is that, you should endeavour to have a shower immediately after you finished exercising and also you should protect yourself from the sun while exercising.
2. Make sure you do not touch your face
If you are experiencing pimples or acne on your face, the first thing you should note is that you need to stop touching your face. I know for sure that this should be a hard nut to crack, but try as much as possible not to touch your face during the day. We all know that we are exposed to germs every now and then, therefore touching your face with a dirty hand, and in the process of puncturing the pimples will definitely get your skin infected the more. Touching your face with a dirty hand will only add to whatsoever skin problem you are already experiencing.
3. Protect yourself from extreme (too hot or too cold) temperatures
You should be aware the both too hot or too cold temperature have negative effects on our skin for different reasons. So, you should try as much as possible to protect yourself against harsh temperatures. If you are in a cold region or you experiencing a cold weather, make sure you cover up your skin whenever you are going out, and also try to keep your skin moisturized whenever you can. If you are in a hot region or experiencing a hot weather, it is very important to protect yourself from the rays of the sun. The sun rays can be so harsh and it can cause damages to your skin. Try to stay away from the sun between the hours of 10am to 2pm when the rays are strongest.
4. Treat it gently
Everyone of us know how important it is to treat the skin with great care, but there are various way we are indirectly, and unknowingly damaging our skin while trying to cater for it. Actually, it is important to always have a shower in order to remove dirt and impurities from our skin, but it is advisable that we limit both the length and temperatures of our showers. A brief and warm shower is better for the skin than a long, hot shower. A long hot shower is capable of removing the natural oils from your skin, leaving your skin dry and sometimes irritated.
When you are using a skin cleaning products, you should make sure you apply them with care and gently, even if you are using an exfoliant. It is quite funny that some people believe that when you are applying beauty products aggressively, you will yield a better result. This is not true. Application of beauty product in an aggressive manner will only cause irritation to your skin.
Additionally, it is quite important to note that you should also be gentle with other areas other than your face. The neck and chest also have sensitive skin just like the face, so you should also treat them gently the same way you are doing to your face. It is also advisable to dry your skin gently when using a towel, instead of a hard and aggressive drying.
5. Keep it simple
Whenever you go to a market to buy a beauty product, try as much as possible to keep it very simple. Make sure you search for products having ingredients you can easily understand. In addition to some good simple cleaners, you can easily opt for some other natural herbs and products you can use to maintain a healthy skin. Tough areas of your skin just like your elbows can be made gentle and smooth by using citrus fruits, for instance, grapefruits. Aloe vera can also be used to sooth irritated or burnt skin. Unscented baby powder can simply be used in preventing skin problems in areas where the skin rubs together and becomes sweaty.
6. Maintain a healthy diet
There is a correlation between what we eat and the appearance of our skin. If you want to maintain a healthy skin, then it is advisable that you maintain a healthy diet as well. Try as much as possible to avoid bad fats, refined carbohydrates. and always make sure you skin is hydrated. Consume a lot of vitamin C containing food and you will see how glorious and healthy your skin will appear.
Because the skin is such a large and complex organ, there are numerous ways it can be taken care of in order to maintain its health. Above are just a few mentioned ones, maintain each of the tips and see how healthy your skin will turn out.
How to take care of your skin Reviewed by Chibuzor Aguwa on 4/19/2016 04:25:00 pm Rating: