Achieving Better Health
Protecting your skin from premature aging and preserving its youth for as long as possible is not a difficult task. To enjoy young and healthy skin, all you have to do is adhere to these tips:
Moisturize your skin:
A good moisturizing cream, used regularly, will help rejuvenate the skin and protect it from drying out. It must be emphasized that dry skin is one of the main causes of wrinkles. Buy a good moisturizing cream and moisturize your face as much as you can.
Determine your skin type:
Your skin may be normal, oily, dry, or both dry and oily. It is important to know its type if you want to rejuvenate it. When you buy a skin rejuvenation product, you must choose a product designed specifically for your skin type or condition to get the best results. And if you need help determining your skin type, ask a skin care professional or dermatologist.
Wash your face regularly:
Use a face wash instead of soap, which often contains substances that dry your skin easily. As for when you need to use soap, choose an unperfumed soap that contains a high percentage of moisturizers.
Protect yourself from the sun
One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — and increase your risk of skin cancer.
For maximum sun protection:
- Use sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Also, use sunscreen frequently and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
- Find shade. Avoid the sun between 10 am and 4 pm, when the sun’s rays are strongest.
- Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives, which give clothes an extra layer of UV protection for a certain number of washes, or wearing special sunscreen — specifically designed to block UV rays.
Dealing with Stress
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and cause acne and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take healthy steps to handle life’s stressors. Get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, shorten your daily to-do list and make time to do things you enjoy. The results may be more exciting than you expect.