Good skin care is essential to graceful aging. With age comes wrinkles and sagging in the skin. Good skin care can slow down the harmful effects of time and the environment.
Our skin requires cleansing and moisturizing. Cleansing is important to remove dirt and dead skin cells. It helps to prevent pimples or acne. Cleansing, however, can dry out the skin. It removes the oil on the skin, which retains moisture. As a result moisturizers are needed to restore water to the skin and protect the skin. Vitamin E is often included in good skin care products as it helps moisturize the skin. It also maintains elasticity.
Top skin care secrets for healthier-looking skin
- Check your skin regularly. Self exam of the skin can help you find skin cancer early when it’s highly treatable. If you notice a spot that differs from the others, or one that changes, itches, or bleeds, make an appointment to see a dermatologist.
- Apply sunscreen every day before you go outdoors. Sunscreen is the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. It really can slow down skin aging. It can also help prevent skin cancer.
- Use skin care products that match your skin’s needs. What’s your skin type — oily, dry, normal, combination, or sensitive? Using products formulated for your skin’s needs will help your skin look and feel its best.
- Wash your face when waking, before bed, and after sweating. Washing when you wake up removes the dirt and bacteria that settle on your face while sleeping. Before bed, you want to remove makeup and grime, such as smog, smoke, or dirt, which may have landed on your skin.
- Gently wash your face. Gentle cleansing helps skin look its best. To gently cleanse your face, wet it with lukewarm water. Then apply a mild cleanser, gently applying the cleanser in a circular motion with your fingertips. Finish by completely rinsing off the cleanser and gently patting your face dry with a clean towel.
- Stress less. Finding healthy ways to manage stress can help your skin, too. Some skin diseases like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (eczema) often appear for the first time when someone feels really stressed. Stress can also cause flare-ups of many skin conditions, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking speeds up how quickly your skin ages. If you smoke, your wounds will also take longer to heal.
- See a dermatologist if you dislike something about your skin. When it comes to our skin, dermatologist are the experts. These doctors diagnose and treat thousands of different skin diseases. They also have the expertise needed to help people safely rejuvenate and care for their skin.