Unknown to many, our skin is the largest organ in our body. Unfortunately, it often receives the least amount of care. Consider these recommendations from the professionals for protecting your skin. Take a two pronged approach. Attend to both the health and esthetics of your skin. Neglecting either will open the door for more serious problems as you age. The key component of skin care is pro-active protection and nourishment.
One of the best ways to nourish your skin on a daily basis is to consume several large glasses of water a day. The skin is largely comprised of water and can rapidly become dehydrated. Often fine lines on the skin are the result of dehydration. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugary drinks. These can cause dehydration and lead to a host of other skin problems. Moisturizing is the second key step in maintaining healthy skin. Enjoy the savings offered by Groupon and head to Ulta for a great selection of whole body moisturizers and facial specific moisturizers. Moisturize your entire body after showering. Our pores will be open from the moist heat and the skin will more readily absorb lotions and creams.
Protection is the second component of a healthy skin care regimen. Select a moisturizer with a high SFP component or purchase a separate SFC sun screen product. It’s necessary to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays in both the summer and winter. Invest in a hat or cap that you’ll actually enjoy wearing when out in the sun. A hat will serve to add additional protection to the sensitive skin surrounding your eyes. Limit sun exposure to the early morning hours and stay hydrated with plenty of water.
Finally, schedule annual visits with a dermatologist for a full body skin exam. This is fundamental to identifying and preventing the growth of any dangerous cell growths. Your dermatologist will also provide counseling and tips on caring for your skin on a daily basis. Follow these tips and your skin will thank you for years to come.