It’s crucial to focus on skin care. From the thinnest skin on your eyelids to the thickest on your feet, all of it plays a major role in protecting you from microorganisms, injury, harmful rays, etc.
It also regulates your body’s temperature and stores fat and vitamin D, which are essential to your body’s functioning in a number of ways. However, your skin is also susceptible to a number of problems such as acne, dry skin patches on face, and aging skin that can damage your health and well-being as well as take a massive toll on your self-esteem. Read about the best ways to tackle these issues for good. Here are some of the best ways to bid farewell to the 3 most common skin problems
Acne Vulgaris is a skin condition in which the sebaceous glands (the glands that secrete oil into your skin to hydrate it) get infected and inflamed, causing an eruption of pimples primarily on your face and sometimes on other parts of your body. This mostly affects adolescents but could also occur in adults (adult acne).
Make these 4 Skin Care Tips for Acne your holy grail for clear, beautiful skin:
1. Keep your Skin Clean
- Wash your face daily in the morning and before going to bed to prevent bacterial build-up. Use a gentle face-wash containing Salicylic Acid.
- Clean your makeup brushes at least once a fortnight to get rid of bacteria from prior usage.
- The same applies to your mobile phone, which is constantly exposed to various germs. Sanitize it as often as you can to protect your skin when it rubs against your face.
2. Maintain a Skin-friendly Diet
Go nuts on nuts. Walnuts especially; they’re loaded with proteins and omega-3s which basically reduce inflammation and breakouts. Stay away from dairy. Far away, actually. Milk contains cow hormones that induce acne. But, if you really can’t do without milk for breakfast, switch to soy milk, pronto.
3. Be Gentle to Your Skin
Stay make-up free, even if you want to mask unsightly scars and eruptions with foundation, concealer and whatever potions you can get your hands on.
Do be generous towards your skin with a gentle moisturiser as it prevents any dryness and peeling caused by acne medication. Look for the non-comedogenic label while choosing a moisturiser as it won’t block your pores. Blocked pores is the last thing you need when acne is your arch nemesis.
4. Consult a Dermatologist:
A good dermatologist can devise a comprehensive treatment plan that combines lifestyle changes with mainstream medication for a long-term solution to your pimple problems.
Depending on what causes acne, he might prescribe medication such as retinoids, antibiotics, salicylic acid and Azelaic acid. In extreme cases of severe and persistent acne, the dermatologist may prescribe a drug which comprises of a concentrated form of Vitamin A known as Isotretinoin.
Dry skin occurs when the top-most layer of your skin is not hydrated sufficiently. This condition is seen more commonly in the elderly than the young. You can get dry skin due to lifestyle practices like not drinking enough water, working in front of a furnace or even environmental factors such as harsh cold weather etc. Certain diseases like hypothyroidism, atopic dermatitis and diabetes could also lead to dry skin.
Best Treatment for Dry Skin – The foremost thing to do to prevent dry skin is to apply generous amounts of moisturiser. Dry skin treatment may also include applying steroid creams and taking anti-itching medication orally.
For more natural remedies for dry skin, do include plenty of fish, nuts, cucumber, and olive oil in your diet. This ensures that you’re moisturised from the inside. Remember that you are what you eat and medication can only go so far in helping you achieve hydrated, glowing skin.
With age our skin also changes. It becomes thinner, paler and more translucent. There are a number of spots that begin to appear after a certain age, especially in the parts which are continuously exposed to the sun (Sunspots). Lines and wrinkles also start to appear. These are the most visible signs of aging skin.
Whilst you cannot prevent your skin from aging, you could slow down the process as well as reverse certain signs for a significant period with the following all natural skincare tips:
- Make Vitamin C skincare foods such as citrus fruits, green pepper, tomato, winter squash, and brussels sprouts your BFFs as they work wonders in repairing and rejuvenating aging skin. It’s really one of the best organic skin care mantras you can swear by.
- Place chilled tea bags on your tired and puffy eyes to reduce swelling and leave you fresh and dewy.
- Avoid sun exposure- it’s an integral part of skin care, protection and treatment for a strong reason. Sun damage can add years, if not decades, to your face; think wrinkles, fine lines, spots, tanning, and then some more.
You could use sunscreen lotion and creams enriched with natural ingredients such as sesame seed oil, hemp seed oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil to prevent skin damage caused by sunlight. Check for an SPF-count of at least 30 if not 50 to brace for the harsh Indian Summers.
Your skin, the largest and one of the most vital organs in your body is susceptible to various problems. Taking adequate preventive and curative measures against these should be a part of your regular skincare regimen to flaunt healthy, beautiful, and glowing skin.