Our skin is our largest and most important organ. Unfortunately, it is also the part of our bodies that tends to be the most neglected. Many people take excellent care of their faces, and even their hands and feet, but it pretty much ends there, creating a negative effect on their health.
That needs to change.
Here are 5 tips to help keep your skin healthy and looking beautiful!
1. Wash And Rinse
This seems like a no-brainer but a lot of people actually need to be reminded that wiping a bar of soap over general areas and rinsing is not enough to keep your skin healthy and clean. Gently, but thoroughly, go over your entire body to ensure you get rid of all those nasty particles of sweat and dirt. You should also switch to a scrub a couple of times per week to get rid of dead skin cells.
For healthy skin, it is just as important to keep your body hydrated as it is for your face. As soon as you finish drying off, grab some oil or lotion and lather it on. Make it a part of your routine. It’s also a good idea to have a jug of water nearby to sip on during the day.
Sunscreen, like moisturizer, is very important for both your face and your body. Not only will it help you retain your youthful appearance (pay special attention to your neck and hands!), but it also protects you from a number of health issues, such as cancer. We love Bioelements’ RayDefense SPF 30 which is infused with aloe and green tea extracts to soothe the skin.
Come on, don’t roll your eyes. Exercise is important – even besides, you know, keeping you alive. By exercising regularly, the blood-flow to your skin will increase, your skin will look healthier, and your stress levels will crash and burn (bye-bye worry lines)! It’s simple-enough advice, but so many people ignore it. Don’t be like those people!
5. Watch For Signs
If you’re dealing with any skin issues, from acne to excessive dryness, that’s a sign that your body is not agreeing with something. Maybe it’s a certain chemical in your shampoo (try PRAVANA’s Nevo Reparative Sulfate-Free Shampoo) or you are using too harsh a scrub. Maybe you just aren’t giving yourself a thorough-enough cleaning after a workout. Pay attention to anything you are doing or consuming when your skin issue is at its worst and try to pin-point the problem. Then take any necessary action to eliminate it and keep your skin healthy!
We hope you find these tips helpful. Do you have any to share? Leave a comment!