One of the hardest hygienic chores is to generate
and keep healthy skin.
It takes work but it's not unattainable.
A daily routine is all you need and must have while drinking
plenty of water each and every
But first, let's get to know the skin your in.
Skin is the largest organ of the body made up of two layers.
The top layer is the epidermis
which protects us against infections and dehydration. The
second layer is called the
dermis and it's job is to keep it's elasticity needed for
Morbidly thinking, if the skin were removed, it would weigh
about nine pounds and stretch
out to approximately 20 square feet. Each tiny square inch
is full of 100 oil glands with 15 feet
of blood vessels and two kinds of sweat glands. (Do you think
this is why we must keep
maintaining it the right way? Um... Yeah, I'd say so.)
~Seek and you shall find~
Finding the right skin care products is like finding the perfect
What works for one person may not be the best for another.
Either way, it's a "must do" to protect and help
keep skin healthy at all times and sometimes at
any cost. Now, that's not saying that you must buy expensive
products and laser surgeries once
a year. Although, a dermatologist should be seen as any other
yearly examination or check up.
It's best to shop around and use by trial and error to see
which products work personally.
(All the better, if you find that your "perfect mate
product" can be found at the dollar store!)
~A cleaner you, is a healthier you~
Make sure you have a cleanser that cleans thoroughly, for
one. Every once in awhile, soap up with a soft wash cloth
or invest in an exfoiliating towel. (Yes, I said towel.
And use it with the soap.)
Remember, we're talking the entire 20 square feet to clean!
~Bathing daily is a misguided myth
Actually, your skin only needs a thorough washing about
three times a week besides the arm pits and genital areas.
But, if you must bathe daily, (and you respect others around
you) then always, ALWAYS, use a moisturizer afterward. It's
best to apply it before you dry off and then pat dry.
Oc ourse, stay away from hot water. Luke warm is the best
temperature for bathing.
~Don't scratch that itch!~
Insect bites or dry skin can cause minor itching, even nervousness
can. Instead of scratching your skin which can rip and tear,
keep a small tube of hydrocortizone handy. Apply it as much
as possible until the itching ends. If the itch continues
or a rash develops call your doctor.
Ofcourse, signs of itching can mean that your skin is extra
dry and you may only need to moisturize (or bathe) more often.
~Hmmm, the air we breathe~
Environmental causes will also have an affect on skin. Dry
air and pet dander are major issues in which some people have
to use air purifiers or even medications. (They're not about
to give up 'ol Rover!)
Humidifiers are good to use, but be careful of causing mold
and mildew in your home.
~Pretty is; pretty does~
Sunscreen should be a part of your daily skin care routine,
also. The most expensive brands are sometimes the best for
added incentives, but no matter what you buy, always use SPF
30+ even under your make up. (Oh, and don't forget the lip
It really isn't that hard or expensive to have healthy skin.
It's just time consuming in finding what's right for you.
About the Author:
Audrey King is a WAHM of four with an informative website
'Links For Moms' http://www.linksformoms.com.
She also, markets
bath and body products that are made-to-order at "Our
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