process and prevent many skin problems. Get started with these five no-nonsense tips.
1. Protect yourself from the sun
The most important way to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause
wrinkles, freckles, age spots and rough, dry skin. Sun exposure can also cause more-serious problems, such as skin cancer. For the most complete sun protection:
- Always avoid the sun between the hours of
10 am and 4 pm. That’s when the sun is
the strongest and can burn your skin.
- If you know you are going to be out all day
in the sun, wear protective clothing to avoid getting over-exposed to the
- Always wear a sunscreen of 30 SPF when you
are out in the sun. Be sure to reapply
it every 2 hours as needed.
2. Don’t smoke
Did you know that smoking makes your skin look older and age faster? It depletes the skin of Vitamin A and healthy nutrients your skin needs. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — may contribute to wrinkles.
3. Treat your skin gently
Daily cleansing and shaving can take a toll on your skin, so keep it gentle:
- Be sure to use warm water when bathing or
showering. Hot water dries out your
- Avoid using soaps that are made with strong
ingredients. It is always best to clean
your body with natural soaps which can be found in the body-care isle of your
- Shave carefully! Always shave in the direction your hair grows
not against it. Be sure your razor is
not dull and use some kind of shaving cream to lather up before shaving.
- Pat your skin dry. Never rub all the water off your body. You want to leave some moisture in your skin.
- Moisturize your skin with a product that is
made with natural and organic ingredients.
Your skin will soak it up…
4. Eat a healthy diet
Eats lot’s of fruits and veggies. Same old story but no one ever does it. Give your body lean protein and whole grain. If you take care of your body itwill take care of you!
5. Manage stress
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — takes steps to manage your stress. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results may be more dramatic than you expect.