Skin is the body’s largest organ and has connections with all the internal organs. Usually, if there is something wrong inside, it will show up outside. Not only that, but our skin is under continual attack by germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi and insects. Everybody wants good looking skin, so here are my top ten skin care tips for a beautiful, healthy skin.
1] Find out what your skin type is. If you are not certain, it is worth visiting a skin care specialist just to find out, because the great majority of skin care products are for a particular skin type. A one-off payment to find out for certain could save you a lifetime of buying the wrong creams.
2] Drink about two litres (three and a half pints) of water every day. Water washes toxins out of your body and toxins or poisons are undeniably better out than in. Drinking lots of water will help keep you healthy inside, which should be reflected outside.
3] Wash your skin at least once and preferably twice every day. It could be more often depending on your occupation and the climate. The most important shower is the one when you get in at the end of the day, so that the day’s pollution, grime and dust do not have all night to wriggle into your pores. Hot and cold water are not particularly good for skin, so luke warm water and mild soap are preferable.
4] Do not use a lot of chemicals on your skin. Exfoliate, but do not rub hard and not every day Try a few home-made skin care products and see if they work for you.
5] Never let your skin dry out. Dry skin is more likely to crack and allow bacteria to get in. Rub on moisturizer once a day after a shower when your skin is still moist.
6] Use only mild, non-perfumed soap. Some people say not to use soap on your face at all, but a mild soap including a moisturizer should be all right.
7] Safeguard your skin from the negative effects of the sun’s UV rays. UV light is bad for skin and is also a major cause of cancer. Some moisturizers contain a mild form of sunblock, so you could apply one of those before going out every time.
8] Exercise and sleep as much as you are able. Exercise is excellent for your whole body including your skin and internal organs. Exercise stretches your skin this way and that, keeping it taut, smoothing out wrinkles and sags. Sleep is essential for the mind and allows your muscles and skin to relax properly.
9] Be careful with skin problems like acne or dermatitis. If you do not know what you are doing, seek advice, because you may do more harm than good.
10] Reduce your stress whenever you get the chance. Take time out to pamper yourself – have a bubble bath, a massage or a sauna. Relax by watching a film or reading a book in the garden.
These top ten skin care tips will help keep your skin looking beautiful, but true skin care takes a holistic attitude to health – look after yourself and your skin will look good naturally.