Good Skincare for a Lifetime of Healthy Skin  

flawless-radiant-skinSkin is the largest organ of the body and one of the most important. It is your first line of defense against dangerous microbes and ultraviolet rays. Skin also protects your internal organs and regulates your body temperature. As the most visible organ of your body, skin acts as an indicator of overall health. Your skin’s appearance also reveals how well you take care of your skin.

Good skincare can provide a lifetime of healthy, glowing skin. Proper skin care and a healthy lifestyle can prevent skin problems and even delay the natural aging process.

Good Skincare for a Lifetime of Healthy Skin

Avoid the sun. Stay inside or seek shade when sunrays are strongest, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. When outside, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 every two hours or more often. Wear pants, long-sleeved shirts, and a hat while outside.

Do not smoke. Smoking ages skin prematurely by damaging collagen and other fibers that keep skin elastic and young looking. The repetitive facial expressions associated with smoking, such as pursing of the lips, contributes to wrinkles. Smoking also narrows the blood vessels delivering oxygen-rich blood to surface layers of the skin, robbing the skin cells of the oxygen and nutrients they need.

Take warm baths and drink plenty of water to introduce moisture to skin. Moisture helps collagen retain its elasticity. Whirlpool or jetted baths provide an exfoliating action to remove dead skin cells, revealing younger, healthier looking skin. An air tub creates thousands of bubbles that caress, stimulate, and exfoliate skin.woman-bathing-in-hydro-massage-bath

Treat your skin gently. Excessively hot water, harsh soaps, or scrubbing with a cloth may damage fragile skin. Choose warm water and gentle exfoliating action of a whirlpool or air tub to wash away dull, dead skin cells. Use mild cleansers when necessary.

Protect and lubricate your skin with shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving with a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction of hair growth to avoid razor burn.

Pat skin dry after bathing to allow some of the moisture to remain on your skin. Apply moisturizing lotion within three minutes to lock in moisture. Choose a moisturizer that fits your skin care needs, such as a lotion with SPF if you go outside frequently or a lotion with extra moisturizing action if you have extra dry skin.

Eat a healthy diet that includes a wide variety of fruits, grains, lean proteins and whole grains. A vitamin C-rich diet that is low in unhealthy fats and processed carbohydrates may promote younger, healthier looking skin, according to Mayo Clinic.

Manage stress. Your skin acts as sort of a billboard advertising your stress levels – dry, wrinkled, pale skin that appears puffy and tired. Control your stress with regular exercise, good nutrition, frequent vacations, and even some time in a whirlpool tub.

Proper skincare improves the look, feel and health of your skin. Take good care of your skin today to look younger, healthier and more vibrant tomorrow. Contact Hydro Massage Products today to learn how you can enhance your skin care bath routine.