Very few people know how to take care of their skin – it’s just the truth! Did you know that skin health also impacts your overall health? Probably not! If you’re nodding your head in agreement, or just plain unhappy with how your skin looks and feels, keep reading. This is skin health for dummies.
Why is Skin Health so Important?
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? Not only that, but your skin is your first layer of defense against germs and diseases. As a critical part of your immune system, caring for your skin means that you’re also caring for your overall health and ultimately your future. Skin health is so important because of its role in your immune health.
How Do I Care For My Skin?
Luckily, there are a few things you can do every single day to protect your skin. If you follow this routine, you can expect your skin health to improve.
Wash Your Skin
As the first barrier of defense, your skin takes quite a beating every day. Washing your skin removes dirt, oil, and germs that have built up on the skin’s surface and in your pores. Using a washcloth or exfoliating scrubber, apply a natural soap to your skin and gently wash away the grime. Washing your skin every day (face and all), helps to keep your skin hydrated, moisturized, mitigates redness, and even helps to prevent acne.
Moisturize Your Skin
Moisturizing your skin is a critical part of caring for your skin. Moisturizing your skin helps to protect you from minor cuts and scrapes, prevents dry skin, and keeps your skin’s barrier strong. On your face, moisturizing with SPF not only protects your skin but using lotion, in general, helps to keep you blemish-free. For any lotion you put on your body, look for natural ingredients, like coconut oil and essential oils, and for health-boosting vitamins like Vitamin’s D and E. Using natural ingredients supplemented with vitamins will help to keep your skin clear, looking young, and even give you a confidence boost.
Now, Improve Your Skin’s Health
Caring for your skin is like caring for any other part of your body. With a little maintenance, your biggest organ can continue to protect your immune system and even increase your confidence. Washing and moisturizing your skin daily, and using natural products, can help you to improve your skin’s health. Now, you’re no longer a skin health dummy, so start caring for your skin today!
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