Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Taking care of it should be a top priority.
Caring for your skin can make you look younger…so you feel great about yourself, every day.
6 things you can do to maintain your skin’s natural beauty:
1. Pay Attention to How You Clean Your Skin
Wash gently with warm water. Stay away from soap which is alkaline and changes the pH of your skin. Choose a liquid cleanser or cleansing cream with a natural ingredient like coconut oil to dissolve dirt and makeup. Follow with a rosewater and glycerin rinse twice a day to remove skin-damaging pollutants. Facial cleansing wipes are another popular alternative to soap. Avoid scrubbing with a rough cloth or using micro-bead exfoliators.
2. Be Sunshine Wise
Old Sol..one of the major causes of your skin’s premature aging. It is a given that you must protect your skin from damaging UV and UVB rays. That means using a sunscreen of SPF 30 on your face every day – even on days when the sun doesn’t shine. Today’s moisturizers make that easy as most of them contain sunscreen. But they don’t work if you don’t use them!
3. Don’t Touch Your Face
Your hands touch many surfaces every day and are magnets for dirt and germs. Of course you wash them, but if you rub your eyes, touch your nose, stroke your chin or cup your cheek, you’ve transferred everything on your hands to your face.
The epidermis (top layer) of your skin is about 30% water, much of it being bound in the lipids which prevent water from evaporating. Using a good moisturizer with ingredients like coconut oil can increase your skin’s ability to bind water.
5. DO NOT: Smoke, use tanning salons or sunbathe
6. Scan for Skin Cancer
If you are over 40, you should have a total body scan by your doctor every year to check for possible signs of skin cancer. And check your own skin periodically!
Contact Dr. Guarnieri immediately if you find a suspicious mole or growth by calling (757) 345-2275.