Get the latest information and tips from Dr. Francine Gerstein on creating and maintaining a complete skin care regime to refine and rejuvenate yourself.
The skin is the body’s largest integumentary organ and it interacts with the environment on a daily basis. Skin care begins with a healthy lifestyle. Healthy skin is better able to fight signs of aging and heals much faster. In other words, healthy skin is really one of the most important ingredients for beauty enhancement. Take a look below at the important skin care tips:
1. Exfoliate gently
Don’t scrub/exfoliate too hard or too often. Similarly, don’t apply too much or too many skin care products.
2. Know your skin type
Recognizing your skin type is one of the most important skin care tip.
3. Drink a lot of water
This will not keep your skin moist but will help keep your health and in turn your skin.
4. Avoid using soap on your face
If you use soap on your skin, it changes the skin pH to alkaline, causing it to make skin conditions worse. It is best to avoid using soap on your face.
5. Use sunscreen
To protect yourself from sun’s harmful UV radiations, you should use a sunscreen. Use them even when it’s cloudy. UV radiations are known to cause skin cancer.
6. Eliminate your stress!
Obviously, stress harms skin. Try to reduce your stress.
7. Cleanse your skin regularly
You need to cleanse your skin 1-2 times everyday. Cleansing is a very effective skin care tip that helps in getting rid of the dirt and other pollutants from your skin. Cleansing is especially important when you have been out of your house and hence exposed to pollutants, dust etc. Use lukewarm water for cleansing instead of hot or cold water.
8. Keep your skin moist at all times
This is extremely important. Don’t let your skin get dry. Dryness causes the outer layer of your skin to break, leading to a rough and unattractive appearance. Moisturisers work best when applied while the skin is still damp.
9. Sleep good and do more exercise
Lack of sleep can lead to formation of wrinkles on your skin and lack of exercise can cause sagging skin. Moreover, exercise and sleep also help in beating stress.
10. Treat your skin concerns
Do not ignore any skin dilemmas. Consult your skin therapist for your skin problems.
11. Skip the long bath
Too much water is damaging to skin. Too much time in the bath breaks down the skin and leads to dryness.