Generally, healthy looking skin is one of the best signs that you’re enjoying great health. However, despite being in the peak of health, your skin will start to look wrinkled and old if you neglect it. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your skin looking refreshed and in optimal condition.
We’ve collected 12 excellent tips for having great skin all the time.
- Detox your lifestyle – Nurture yourself daily and replace any toxic products from your lifestyle with pure ingredients. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it or put it anywhere on your body
and make sure you drink lots of water.
- Try facial oil – If your skin is very flaky or peeling, try a face oil under your moisturizer
as it will smooth out your skin.
- Know your skin type – Products formulated for your skin type offer the best chance of giving you the results you want.
- Lotion Up – Daily moisturizing is the best defense against dry skin. Applying lotion right after you step out of the shower seals in the moisture that your skin has just absorbed.
- Shave smartly – Don’t shave dry skin as it can irritate it. The best time to shave is after shower when the hair is softer and more pliable.
- Use medicated pads – Pads medicated with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or other oil-cutting acid ingredients
can be ideal option for some with oily skin.
- Apply light moisturizer – Many people with oily skin are afraid of moisture, but guess what? Your skin needs it. Use something light, like a serum to give your face the moisture it needs.
- Take better care of your dry skin – Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily and use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers.
- Match skin care to skin type is important – Take some time to develop the skin care routine that’s right for your skin type. If you are still unsure of how to care for your complexion, talk to a dermatologist about the products you are using and how they affect your skin.
- Go with a non-greasy, water-based moisturizer – Moisturizer with humectants such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin (ingredients designed to dry quickly while creating a moisture barrier on your skin).
- Use lotion with SPF – Practice sun safety habits to prevent skin cancer. Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher and with both UVA and UVB protection.
- Moisturize everyday– For acne on the body, gentle, mild cleansers can help. Moisturizing every day after showering to keep your skin well hydrated.
What to do next
If you are concerned about the condition of your skin and would like to know more about your treatment options, call (919) 554-6754 to schedule an appointment with a Wake Health Medical Group medical provider, or schedule a consultation online.