Sure, our skin naturally exfoliates to create new layers of epidermis, but the overall structure isn’t so easily renewed. Your skin is a complex organ – the largest organ in your body. It’s extremely tough and extremely delicate at the same time. It tells the story of your life, helps create your physical characteristics and protects your insides from the outside world.
So why not invest a little to keep your skin as healthy as possible?
Showing your skin a little love for all that it does is much easier and more affordable than many people think. Here are three (easy) golden rules for keeping your skin healthy now and into the future.
Three daily steps are needed to keep your skin as healthy as possible and looking its best. Those steps are: cleanse, moisturize and nourish.
- Keeping your skin clean helps to keep pores clear of dirt and bacteria that can lead to breakouts or even infections.
- Moisturizing helps to keep your skin hydrated so that cells can repair themselves more easily, and it prevents the skin from drying out and cracking.
- Your skin needs nutrients to function. Key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are proven to help skin cells work more efficiently and protect against things like free radicals that can damage skin. These vital nutrients can come from food, supplements and/or products that are applied topically.
The Dermaclara skin care line is one of the latest ways to improve the look and feel of your skin. The line’s five products are developed to work together to provide all around health benefits that your skin needs. There are some items such as a cleanser and moisturizer you may already be using, but the combination of Dermaclara’s products and their revolutionary overnight clarafuse dermapads make this a skin care line worth investing in. We also like that they include products for the lips, chest and neck – delicate areas of skin that are often overlooked.
Protect Skin With Sunscreen
You’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating. The most important thing you can do to protect your skin is wear sunscreen. Not just on days where you’re headed to the beach but every day. UV rays wash over the skin anytime you are outside, and 50% or more of UVA radiation can pass through glass. That means your skin isn’t protected while you’re driving in the car and sitting at your desk by the window.
With so many different sunscreen formulas on the market today it’s easy to get confused on which product you should use. Ultimately, all your sunscreen really needs is one or more of the FDA-approved UV-protective ingredients that block UVA and UVB rays. Look for products that contain an SPF of at least 30 if you plan to spend more than a few minutes outdoors. And don’t forget to reapply at least once every two hours.
If your skin does get burned it’s important to use a skin hydrator that can help alleviate the soreness and aid the healing process.
Your skin, like all your other organs, needs water to properly function. Doctors estimate that 75% of people are regularly dehydrated. Chronic dehydration can cause a host of health problems and dramatically age the skin. One result of dehydration is that your skin won’t be able to readily absorb the essential nutrients mentioned above that it needs to function.
It’s time to up your intake of water if you aren’t meeting the minimum. The recommendation for women is 9 cups of water a day, while men should be drinking around 13 cups daily.
Even though new skin is formed daily, the structure itself functions as a whole, and it’s the only one you have. Invest a little today and you’ll be rewarded with healthier, more radiant looking skin for years to come.