12 Best Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Radiant
Happy National Healthy Skin Month! First of all, we want to thank the American Academy of Dermatology for sponsoring this awareness month. November is the month for you to cherish your skin and ponder how you can improve your skin’s health. Healthy skin will bring out your skin’s natural glow and beauty. Love the skin you’re in by following these top 12 ways to maintain healthy skin:
Block Unwanted UV Light
We know you love to have fun in the sun, but be sure to make protecting your skin from the sun your number one priority. The ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause skin cancer and melanoma if you have continual skin exposure without protection. The top two ways to block unwanted UV rays are: 1) Wear sun-protective clothing, such as ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) sunwear. 2) Wear sunscreen on your exposed skin. Wear mineral sunscreen as it is more organic and makes your skin smoother and just as effective as chemical sunscreens when it comes to UV protection.
Eat the Right Food
Your skin craves the right nutrients. The right nutrients will improve your skin’s health as well as prevent your skin from early aging. Eating foods high in or containing nutrients, such as zinc, omega-3, omega-6, and vitamin A is key. You can find a comprehensive, in-depth list of the best foods you can eat to improve every facet of your skin on Healthline. Use this list to incorporate these foods into your diet so that your skin can continue to look healthy and youthful.
Exercise and Stay Active
You might be surprised about this one, but exercising actually helps your skin. According to an article in Experimental Physiology, exercise increases the movement of red blood throughout the body, increasing oxygen to your organs, including your skin. Oxygen in the skin helps reduce acne-causing bacteria, prevent wrinkles, and diminish pores. Another perk of exercising is that it reduces stress levels, which decreases the cortisol that produces oils in your body. This will help prevent your skin from producing too much oil and breaking out with acne.
Avoid hot showers and baths
Hot showers and baths feel amazing, but it is not good for your skin. Hot water actually removes too much oil from your skin. A certain amount of oil is necessary to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Too much oil on your skin isn’t good, but removing all oil from your skin can lead your skin to dry and sensitive skin. If anything, take a nice warm shower or bath to keep your skin as smooth and hydrated as possible.
Remove Make-up before bed
For all you make-up wearers, always remove your make-up before you go to bed. Your skin needs time to renew at night as you rest. Make-up suffocates your skin and clogs your pores leading to acne. Use a makeup remover cream or wipe to clean off your caked-on make-up to reveal your natural skin. Don’t stress about looking pretty when you go to bed, and remove that make-up before you go to bed.
Wash your face twice/day
Striking a balance on washing your face the right number of times is essential to exquisite facial skin. Washing your skin too much or too little can either lead to dry skin or overly oily skin, respectively. The way to keep your skin healthy and clean is by washing your face twice a day every day. Once in the morning when you wake up and once before you go to bed. Keep your skin clean from all of the impurities.
Exfoliate a couple times/week
Exfoliating is totally fine and is actually recommended to do a couple times a week. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, which clear your skin and keep your skin an even tone. Exfoliating even prevents acne from popping up. According to Healthline, many experts recommend exfoliating two to three times a week to keep your skin in tip-top shape.
Quit or stay away from smoking, as it can age your skin prematurely. According to a study found in Arch Dermatol, smoking is linked to early wrinkling, saggy skin, and pigment changes in the skin. Overall, smoking is a trainwreck for your overall health and skin. If you want to continue looking young and radiant, try your very hardest to quit smoking
Use a Humidifier
If your skin is itching, cracking, flaking, or irritated, it’s time for you to buy yourself a humidifier for your home and workplace. Humidifiers will keep the indoor space’s humidity levels at the level that you need to keep your skin hydrated. Whether you’re dealing with hot or cold dry air, humidifiers will keep your home humid enough to better combat any skin issues you may be facing.
Regular Skin Cancer Checks
Going in to see your dermatologist regularly is super essential to maintaining healthy skin. With all the sun exposure that you get, you want to make sure that you see your dermatologist to check for skin cancer. Skin cancer is not very obvious to point out, and diagnosing skin cancer too late can be disastrous. Be sure to visit your dermatologist once a year or more than once a year if you have a higher risk of skin cancer to prevent this awful cancer.
Pat Skin Dry
After washing your face, it’s tempting to just rub the water off of your face with a towel to dry your face off as quickly as possible. Do not do that! Rubbing your face with force can remove too much oil from your face, causing your face to become dryer than normal. Be sure to pat your skin dry to leave some oils on your skin to keep it moist and smooth. Your skin will be happy that it’s not overly dry.
Last but not least, applying moisturizer is a must for your skin. If you want to keep your skin wrinkle-free, smooth, and radiant, you will want to use a moisturizer. Moisturizer will also help to soothe easily irritated, sensitive skin. Moisturizer will be your best friend throughout the day. If there is a must-use facial product, that is moisturizer. These tips are the start to a healthy lifestyle and healthy skin. You’ll continue to have youthful and pure skin that you’ll love. We want you to be comfortable in your own skin by keeping your skin as healthy as it can be. Check out our CBD lotions and bath bombs for your skin-care to further rejuvenate and hydrate your skin. Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month this November by dedicating your time and efforts to healthy skin!
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