Written By Emma Sturgis / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
If you suffer from an atopic dermatitis disease, then you know how difficult life can be. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can help make your skin as healthy as possible. Here are a few tips to consider.
Avoid Hot Water
You should definitely wash often. However, you should avoid using hot water. It's easy to just turn the water on extremely hot and relax. Hot water relaxes muscles, after all. It's also terrible for your skin. Hot water can dry your skin out which can cause skin conditions to flare up. You should also avoid using hot water when you wash your hands. They'll quickly become dry otherwise.
If you already suffer from dry skin, then moisturizing can help. There are a ton of different moisturizers on the market. Some are natural while others rely on steroids or chemicals. Considering that your skin is an organ, it's likely a better choice to go with natural products whenever possible. Moisturizers hydrate the skin and prevent problems like rashes, chipping, and wrinkles.
Cover Up From the Sun
Nothing is more disastrous for your skin than the sun. Its powerful UV rays can damage skin quickly. Even short periods of direct sunlight over a long period of time, like a lifespan, can cause problems. You may be surprised to discover that you have skin cancer later in life because of that day several years ago in which you chose not to use sunscreen.
You should always cover your skin with sunscreen when working outdoors or spending time outdoors when the sun is heavy. You should also wear a hat. Since you can't easily put sunscreen on your hair, a hat can do just as well. Your hair will only cover so much of your skin.
Keep a Healthy Diet
There's no question that fresh food is healthier than processed food. That can have an impact on your skin, too. When you take in chemicals, synthetic compounds, and other questionable ingredients from processed food, your skin is often the first thing that tells you something is wrong.
Acne and other skin problems should be listened to and not ignored. Try removing certain parts of your daily diet to see if it impacts the health of your skin. By taking in fresh food with ingredients that support and nurture the skin, you may notice your skin looks younger and healthier.
Taking care of your skin will have an impact on the rest of your life. You'll look younger and healthier the older that you are. Following these tips can help you take care of your skin and keep it as healthy as possible.
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Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, Mass. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2
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.