Keeping your skin healthy is just as important as the well-being of your body. That means drinking plenty of water, eating nutritious meals, using the right skin products and avoiding prolonged sun exposures. However, there are some skin tips that dermatologists wish you’d follow better.
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OTC skin products Prescription products are regulated, however, the same cannot be said for over-the-counter creams and lotions. These skin products may have different products and the guidelines are not as stingy. Although they are safe to use some companies mix the ingredients the way they like. Therefore, always buy over-the-counter skin products from a reputable brand.
Ingredients may not work Some skin products promise that they have certain vitamins in them. They do have it but the concentration is usually low. And even if they are present doesn’t mean they’re effective. For instance, vitamin C is very unstable. Usually, there’s a decent amount of retinol or Vitamin A derivate in skin products and is actually good for the skin.
Daily sun exposure You need sun exposure daily for vitamin D. 5-10 minutes of sun basking will suffice. Our skins are designed to make vitamin D itself. Some people, however, might need more vitamin D but it does not mean that they increase their exposure to the sun. Instead, such people should eat foods rich in vitamin D or resort to a supplement (on doctor’s advice only).
Sunscreen always There’s a common misconception that sunscreen should be applied only when you venture out in the sun. Well, that’s not true. Dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen all the time. Many of us get accidental sun exposure which may cause sunburn or significant sun damage. Therefore, wearing a sunscreen on a regular basis can help prevent this.
Over washing isn’t ok.Most of the acne suffers often make the mistake of over washing and drying the face. This further leads to skin dehydration and increases the skin’s response to oil productions. To add to it, scrubbing can lead to inflammation and unwanted colouration. It is okay to wash your face twice a day but be sure that you’re not using soaps that strip your skin from its natural oils and dry it out.
Drink oodles of water One of the most important factors in protecting your skin is hydration. Drink a lot of water to keep your body and skin hydrated. Not drinking enough water can make you sick in many ways. When your body is dehydrated, your blood flow slows down. This way there’s less supply of oxygen and nutrients to your skin resulting in a dry or dull skin.