Four Vital Skincare Tips

Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. Yet, we take so little care of it. Consistent exposure to the sun without care for its harmful UV rays despite the availability of sunscreen as well as not hydrating ourselves adequately all have a large contribution to skin deterioration. In order to maintain healthy, supple skin, it is important to maintain a skincare routine regularly. This slows down the process of aging as well as reduces spots and other discolourations. As it is subject to constant wear and tear, it needs to be kept in optimal condition.

SUN PROTECTION
Although you have probably heard this more times than you care to hear, it still cannot be said enough: Use sun protection. In today’s age it is more important than ever especially as we are experiencing harsh climate changes as a result of global warming. A damaged ozone layer means that more of the sun’s harmful rays are making their way into our atmosphere. Sunscreen, hats, umbrellas and sunglasses are always to protect ourselves from the sun. Once you get home from an outing, wash your face immediately to prevent dirt from clogging up your pores with a high qulaity product such as Benzac face wash.

STOP SMOKING
One of the worst things you can do for your skin is smoke. It dries out and pulls at the delicate tissue creating fine lines and wrinkles fairly quickly. If you keep a smoker and non-smoker of the same age side-by-side, you will notice visible differences in their appearances. Smokers tend to look older than their actual age and also develop lines around their mouth from constant puckering. Quitting is not good just for your skin, but also your overall health.

BE GENTLE
Many of us are guilty of this, however it makes no sense. For some reason, we seem to believe that the harder we scrub the more effective the result will be. This not exactly true. Our skin for one, needs to be treated gently and with care. It is sensitive and can get damaged through harsh treatment. You need not use a scrub vigorously to obtain the same results you would get from using softer movements. When you apply cream, or dermaveen eczema ointment for instance, always use circular motions to evenly spread it and circulate blood.

RELAX
Yes relax. Stress is actually a major factor for bad skin and can result in breakouts and hives. It is easier said than done considering all the different things we keep in mind, however it is always important to find even 10 minutes every day to properly calm your mind. Get plenty of sleep and head to bed early. Unrested skin shows and can appear red and irritated without adequate rest.