Health reports continue churning out from multiple science labs over proper skincare. And unlike many other scientific studies which all seem to contradict one another, skin researchers have one thing they consistently say: take care of your skin!
As Health Day news reported recently, proper skincare is absolutely critical in maintaining overall good health.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It is constantly on display for the world to see. Everyone wants to have healthy looking skin. A professional in dermatology, physician Dr. Sy Schlager advises his patients to always be aware of their skin. Among other factors, proper skincare will assuredly “improve the quality of life for patients everywhere.”
Below are some tips to keep your skin looking its best, as reported by Health Day:
- “Drink plenty of water each day.
- Carefully and thoroughly cleanse your skin each day, removing all makeup before bed.
- Eat a balanced, nutritious diet.
- Use a gentle toner on your skin after you wash.
- Always moisturize your skin after cleansing and toning, even if your skin is oily“
Drinking water helps your skin by keeping your body functioning normally. Water is essential to every single body. It helps keep your cells in top condition and keeps other organs functioning at their best. Your skin will benefit from your body running at its peak.
Washing your face every day alone will not prevent acne. It aids in removing dead skin cells, excess oil, and dirt from your skin’s pores. Over-washing and scrubbing your face can make acne worse. You should gently wash your face up to two times daily. Use a mild cleanser or soap to gently remove make-up and wash away dirt.
A well-balanced diet will help your skin look better. If your body does not receive the proper nutrients, your skin may look weak and fragile. Vitamins E and C help the cells in your body which will in turn protect your skin.
Using a gentle toner on your skin after washing will help keep the pH balance normal. Washing with soap and cleanser can strip away your skin’s natural acid. This acid helps protect against the wind and air pollution. Toners help bring your skin back to a normal pH level. It will help keep your skin resistant to harmful bacteria.
Moisturizing after you wash and tone skin is extremely important. They don’t actually add moisture to your skin, but rather act as a barrier to keep water in. There are many different types of moisturizers for different skin types. Each skin type should look for a lotion that contains SPF. This will protect your skin from the sun as well as hold moisture in.
There are many things one should remember to keep skin looking their best. Dermatologists would instruct their patients to do exactly as listed above. Following the above tips will help keep your skin healthy and clean.
You’d think that by now people would understand that doctors have been shouting “Take care of your skin!” for years now. But, alas, the temptations of smoking, sunbathing, and tanning salons seem to overtake any and all of those safety concerns.