Written By Cassie Brewer / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Many of us take our skin for granted and don’t care for it how we should.
Our skin is our body’s natural barrier protecting our internal systems from the outside world.
Skincare goes beyond clearing up acne or managing complexion. Skincare is essential for more than our appearances, and neglecting our skin can lead to a variety of complications ranging from cancer to candida overgrowth.
Keeping your skin healthy is critical for an overall healthy life, and with these tips and tricks, you can keep your skin in tip-top shape.
Sunscreen For Healthy Skin
We were all told from a young age that sunscreen is non-negotiable if you are going outside. It is likely not until later in life that we realize how vital sunscreen actually is.
The sun is one of the most damaging forces for our skin, and it needs proper protection. Before you go out, slathering on sunscreen might be a nuisance, but it is essential to prevent even worse conditions.
A sunburn might be bad, but it is not the worst thing to come from a lack of sunscreen. Sun damage ranges from sunspots to cancer, so finding a quality sunscreen is step one in skincare.
Look for a broad spectrum with at least SPF 15 that you can reply every few hours while outside. You should reapply more often if you are swimming or sweating to maintain your coverage. If sunscreen is not an option, look for shade to hide under or wear long clothes to cover your skin from the sun.
Gentle Care For Healthy Skin
Some people are too aggressive with skincare; more does not always equal better. If you have a standard skincare routine that works for you, stay with it, as there is no reason to try out the latest trend or add more steps that could potentially backfire.
People who over-clean their skin, take excessively long or hot showers, or use harsh soaps, do more harm than good to their skin. Cleaning your skin more or for longer doesn’t help, and it likely hurts instead.
Focus on taking warm, not hot showers, and avoid strong soaps that can strip your skin. Cleansers and detergents with scent or fragrance are also not recommended as perfumes often contain ingredients that can cause an adverse reaction.
Once your skin is clean, pat it dry instead of rubbing. Patting or blotting excess moisture away will help keep your skin moisturized without letting the excess cause problems like eczema.
Even if you pat yourself dry, your skin could still use a moisturizer. A daily moisturizer with SPF not only helps your skin retain moisture but also helps protect you from the sun.
Test Skincare Products Carefully For Healthy Skin
When it is time to find a new skincare product, do not jump in with both feet right away. Your skin is sensitive and could react poorly to the new product.
Before you use the new product as directed, test it on a small area of clear skin. If the new product doesn’t produce unusual stinging, burning, or redness for 72 hours, it is safe for you to try.
Even once you thoroughly try a new product, always look out for signs of an adverse reaction. You can care for your skin by understanding your skin and knowing what triggers adverse reactions. What works for one person might not work for you, so keep looking until you find products that work for your skin without any negative effects.
Talk To A Dermatologist For Healthy Skin
Skincare can mainly be managed at home. Most people will find the right products to clear up and protect their skin, but some issues require a professional.
Letting skin issues persist without expert advice can take a toll on the person both physically and mentally. There is no shame in seeking help for an issue that isn’t getting better. Work with a dermatologist to identify your skin problems and devise a plan to treat them.
Skincare is just as important as any other form of self-care. Remember that your skin is sensitive, and there are a lot of factors that can affect it, as everything from hair dye, body lotion, perfume, laundry detergent, and even your sheets.
Take care of your skin by wearing sunscreen, caring for your skin gently, testing new products before using them, and seeking professional help when standard methods are not enough. Thankfully, skincare is rather simple, and by following these essential tips and tricks, you can care for your skin.
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Cassie Brewer lives in Southern California and in her free time enjoys writing about her passions: beauty and health. Nothing makes her happier than helping others be the best version of themselves they can be.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com