Taking care of your skin can be a bit of a challenge for some. The problem is, everyone’s skin is different so it’s not surprising that people need to treat their skin differently. Here are a few helpful tips on how to take care of your skin.
Tip #1 – Eat And Drink Well
It might come as a surprise to some of you that eating and drinking can play a part in how your skin looks and feels but the truth is it makes a big impact. For one, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting enough nutrients to allow your body, and your skin, to take care of itself. Some also suggest that your diet can play a role in preventing acne, although there’s no conclusive evidence for this. Furthermore, drinking enough water daily allows you to hydrate your skin, another important factor in caring for it.
Tip #2 – Be Careful In The Sun
Sunlight isn’t bad for your skin in moderation and with the right care. In fact, sunlight has numerous benefits for your body such as enabling the skin to produce vitamin D that strengthens your bones. However, it can also be detrimental for the skin thanks to the UV rays that can penetrate the skin causing sunburn. This damages and kills the skin cells, and can also lead to cancer. As such, you should always protect your skin in the sunlight and cover-up if necessary to protect your skin.
Tip #3 – Clean And Moisturize Your Skin Regularly
It’s probably of no surprise to anyone why cleaning your skin is good for you. It removes all the dirt and oils that build up over time, and helps new cells to form. Moisturizing keeps the skin looking and feeling soft and healthy too. To make things easy, our ‘blue’ Clever Soap products work both as a powerful skin cleanser and moisturizer that can be used regularly to help keep your skin clean and fresh.
Tip #4 – Avoid Smoking
Everyone knows smoking is bad for you, but did you know it’s bad for your skin too? There are lots of reasons why. For a start, it narrows the blood vessels in the skin to restrict blood flow, meaning the skin becomes depleted of oxygen and the vital nutrients it needs to stay healthy. It can also lead to wrinkles through damaging the collagen and elastin in your body that strengthen and support your skin.
Tip #5 – Be Gentle To Your Skin
As I mentioned earlier, cleaning your skin regularly has numerous benefits for your skin, but you can overdo it. Things like taking too many hot baths can remove essential oils from your skin. If you have certain skin conditions, you should also take considerable care in how you treat your skin. For example, those with acne should be gentle when drying the affected areas by patting dry rather than rubbing. If you have a skin condition, you should consult with your GP on how to care for it.
As you can see, there’s a lot you can do to take care of your skin. While this might sound challenging, most things just involve changing some small habits like patting dry instead of rubbing, or using sunblock more often to protect your skin. With these relatively small changes, you can have a big impact on the health of your skin.