The skin is the largest organ of the body and performs several essential tasks. Therefore, it is important that you treat it properly by protecting it, cleaning it and moisturizing it. If you start taking care of your skin at an early age, you will keep it all your life.
Children and teenagers rarely have skin problems and so many people do not manage to care for them at an early age. Many people think that dry skin or sunburns do not hurt. The consequence may be that, in adulthood, one becomes aware of the damage that this has caused to the skin and that these have already occurred.
However, it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin, and there are some important reminders:
Protect your skin from too much sun
You must take seriously the damage caused by excessive sunbathing to the skin. The more you suffer from sunburn, the more likely you are to develop a malignant melanoma, a cancer of the mole4. Excessive tanning also speeds up skin aging because the connective tissue is damaged and wrinkles are formed. The skin loses its elasticity and you can get pigmentation of the skin1.
When you go out, it is important to use sunscreen with high sun protection, stay in the shade and wear airy clothing and a protective hat.
Too much soap can dry out and irritate the skin. The skin contains natural moisture and emollients that protect foreign bodies and micro-organisms. So, you have to be careful with a lot of soap if you have dry and sensitive skin because the soap can remove some of the natural fat layer.
The more you try to wash the fat, the more the sebaceous glands of the skin will work to replace the fat. Therefore, it is best to use a cleansing lotion containing fat or non-alcoholic facial water.
Moisture and softening
So that the skin does not lose its elasticity and age prematurely, it is important not to become too dry. Drying produces more sebum that can cause acne problems.
Dry, irritated skin needs moisture and it’s important to choose products that are right for your skin type. You should consider that there is a difference between greasy creams for very dry skin and moisturizing creams.
For dry skin, a product with softener content is recommended, while normal to blended skin needs a lighter and more hydrated product. In addition, children should be lubricated with softening and moisturizing products after bathing or showering. It is also good to use a shower or bath oil or mild cleansers.
Do not forget to examine your skin!
The skin can be affected by various disorders, slight or serious. As part of your own skin care, this can be good and sometimes, examine yourself. Click on the link below to learn how to conduct such a survey.