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What Can You Do To Protect Your Skin?

Redness, itchiness, blotchy dark marks are all of the least favorite things you want to associate with your skin. The skin can be super sensitive to certain elements, which is why breakouts can occur, irritation, or a number of other issues. However, there are ways you can protect the skin to ensure it stays healthy, pliable, and smooth. Here a few things to think about, or you can incorporate into your routine today.

Hydration = Supple Skin

One thing your skin needs daily is water. This is also because the body is 60% made of water. If you are dehydrated it will show on your skin in a number of different ways. You can end up with dull looking skin, breakouts or hyper pigmentation. Drinking enough water each day may seem difficult, but it’s a lot easier than it sounds. You can aim for around two liters per day. Placing your water in a fun water canteen or an eye catching cup is a great incentive to drink more. Why not make it fun! Keep track of how much water you are consuming and remind yourself its for healthier skin.

Create Balanced + Healthy Eating Habits

You eat right to maintain a healthy weight, but eating the right food can also help your skin. Eating certain foods & drinks might actually affect acne. Scientists are investigating whether eating certain carbohydrates such as white bread, white potatoes, chips, cornflakes, pretzels and eating dairy might make acne worse.

Cleanse Your Face Daily

Next suggestion is to cleanse your face daily. You might not realize it now, but over the course of a day, dirt accumulates on your face from outside elements and can lead to white heads, clogged pores like blackheads, or the over production of oil on the skin. Cleansing your face at the start and end of your day and minimize the build up of grim by removing all the impurities to keep your face fresh and clear.

Post Workout Refresh

Exercise is good not just for your body but for your skin, too, since it can improve circulation. Just don’t forget to shower and wash your face after a good workout, so bacteria and dead skin cells don’t clog your pores.

Oil-Free Moisturizer, Really?

Moisturizers help prevent your skin from drying out so the skin won’t produce too much oil. It’s all about balance here! Look for lightweight, oil-free products that won’t clog pores.

Don’t Forget Sunscreen

The sun’s UV rays dry out your skin, so your body reacts by producing more oil. And you know what more oil means. More importantly, exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause skin cancer. So do yourself a huge favor and never leave the house without sunscreen. Just make sure it’s oil-free!

Be Mindful of Tattoos, Piercings + Skin Modifications

Now is the time to bear skin while showing off body art such as tattoos, piercings, and all the shiny blingy accessories that help those modification stand out. Understanding how to look after these sensitive areas will help in the long run too. Let’s say if you get a nose bridge piercing, being mindful of what steps to follow for after-care helps to minimize infection and its proper healing. The same goes for any other piercing on any part of the body. Every tattoo artist will go through the aftercare routine so you can avoid anything and mishaps; plus it will help to keep your skin in its best condition.

Side Note: following the advice the professional gives is key. There’s a reason they’re the…

Ya know. ‘Professional.’

Some of these tips you may have all ready incorporated into your routine. and that too is great! But if you found something new you can add then you are on trek to healthier skin for sure.

If you feel like after adding these important steps and your skin may still have some issues I would highly suggest seeking a skin specialist or dermatologist. There are many people who may need stronger topical treatments or medication to aid in minimizing the skin from becoming inflamed. Healthy skin is also a journey that will differ from one person to the next. Be patient but also seek professional help when needed; you got this girl!

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