Your skin is important and you want to make sure that you treat it as if it’s the only skin you’ll ever have. As you age your skin will change, as well. When you are born your skin is sensitive and needs to be handled with care, and while you still want to care for it as you age, it becomes less sensitive.
Instead, you start to need to worry about the affects of adolescence and hormone changes, like acne, and the effects of aging, like wrinkles and age spots. There are different methods of skin care at different ages. Here are some of the things you want to make sure you do in adulthood to keep your skin healthy and happy.
Just like your whole body is dependant on water, so too does your skin need some replenishment. Simply washing your face can give your skin some of the nourishment it needs, but you want to make sure that you are giving it something that will linger and leave moisture behind.
Do not wash your face with bar soap, since it’s usually pretty drying. Instead, opt for washes specifically made for facial skin. The rest of your body can benefit from a liquid body wash. If you have dry skin, use washes with extra oils or moisturizers. Then following up with oils or moisturizers to help add to your protection.
While improper washing can dry out your skin, you do want to make sure you wash often. At minimum you need to wash your face once in the morning and once at night. If you do a lot of dirty work, wash more often to help stop your pores from getting clogged.
You may also want to wash after certain meals, especially greasy ones. Your face deserves extra care, and so does the rest of your body.
Skin problems can sneak up on you and can affect your facial skin, and even places you don’t normally notice. Watch for changes in your skin’s texture and look for new moles and changes in the ones you may have. Have a family member help you check spots you can’t see yourself.
While changing moles could be a sign of cancer, you may also notice skin tags. These are non-cancerous and common, especially in overweight people. They more commonly happen in areas with lots of friction. Just because they are harmless doesn’t mean that you have to live with them though, and there are great natural ways to get rid of them.
Not only do you need to take care of your skin from the outside, what you eat and drink also affect your skin. Water from inside can help moisturize your skin on the outside, so drink plenty of water. Cut down on sugary beverages for happier skin.
Eating better foods is also good for you. Get your vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables. Eat less fried and greasy foods. And avoid overeating. Your skin will thank you.