Like everything in life, good habits can protect your skin against dryness, chapped skin and even skin cancer.
Why do you need to protect your skin? Because skin has a crucial role in protecting our body. You don’t need to completely change your lifestyle for a healthy skin and you’ll find out that small things can make a great difference.
First and foremost make sure that you limit the sun exposure of your skin. I know you probably heard this sentence countless times before, but experts would not insist on it if it wouldn’t be so important. The ultraviolet rays that the suns emits are able to cause numerous types of damage that you’ll probably want to avoid. We are talking about wrinkles, freckles, skin cancer, benign growths and so on. Next you head out to the beach or want to relax on your sunbed in the backyard do use skin care products that provide ultraviolet protection.
Make sure to use sunscreen every day, cover your skin with long-sleeved shirts and stay indoor during the peak periods when the sun is at its most strongest, usually between 11:00 and 15:00.
Don’t forget about tanning beds because they have the exact effect that the sun rays have on your skin.
At number two it has to be the hydration of your body. A moistly skin is essential to its protection as properly hydrated skin prevents flaky skin or chapped skin. So drink lots of water and use the right moisturizing lotion for your skin type and apply it after exiting the shower.
Also when taking showers, make them warm but no hot and within five to ten minutes. You may think that hey, if I want to make my skin moist then I should stay more wet but it’s actually the other way around. Long exposure to water can actually dry out your skin.
At number three we recommend to always take health precautions. Don’t share personal items or drinks with other people. If you recently used your smartphone (and you probably have) avoid touching your face with your finger before washing them. Telephone are probably the most dirty objects we carry with us twenty-four seven.
Number four: schedule for regular skin checks and treatments at trustworthy beauty clinics. Prevention is essential for a healthy skin and body. Take two hours out of your life for regular checks each year, it’s not a lot of time at its definitely worth it. A Beauty Clinic is probably the most straight-forward option for a skin check as they employ skin experts that can provide you with personalized advices on how to protect your skin, according to the type of skin you have.
Last but not least, and in close connection with the previous point, know your skin. Learn about it and remember if and where you have odd moles, freckles and consult a doctor if you see any significant changes (see point number four). Visit a dermatologist and get a check of any irritated dry skin or inflamed skin, irritations or rashes that don’t go away and learn those critical parts of your skin that need to be protected when you’re sitting in the sun.
Take a close read of the five points above and change a little, not a lot of your habits and who knows, maybe one day it can save your life. It’s a small price to pay for a healthy skin!