We go to the dentists to check the health of our teeth to ensure we do not need any treatment and to prevent any ill health from infections, we sometimes have to have check- ups at the doctors to ensure our bodies are healthy and fully working order. So why not take care of our skin? After all, prevention is better than cure.
A lot of people assume that when they are young they do not have to take care of their skin because until they are a lot older it does not matter. But how you take care of your skin now will greatly affect you in later life. How our skin stands the test of time is somewhat genetic as we are all predisposed in a certain way, but wrinkles and fine lines could be significantly reduced by making sure you moisturise, drink plenty of water and avoid excessive exposure to the sun.
The sun is particularly harmful and over-exposure can put you at great risks of suffering from skin cancers. You are never too young to safeguard your skin. you will reap the benefits of taking care of your skin as when you are older, that little bit of effort you put into your skin when you were younger, will show on the outside.
It is very important to invest in a good quality moisturiser that is suited to your skin type. Even oily skin needs to be moisturised although dry skin has a tendency to line and wrinkle far quicker and earlier on than someone with exceptionally oily skin. Dry skin is also more likely to be very sensitive in the winter; cold conditions can make the skin chapped, sore and inflamed and can lead to other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Cracked skin also has the potential to harbour germs and bacteria which will lead to infections.
We all know the importance of drinking water, this flushes out all the toxins and waste from the skin leaving it fresh, glowing and youthful. However, we must not neglect our skin on the outside; it needs a certain amount of moisture in order to retain its elasticity and suppleness which is why the use of cleansers and moisturisers are so important. Toners work well to remove impurities and tighten pores, though some of these can be very abrasive on the skin so should be used sparingly and should not be used around the delicate eye area.
If you happen to suffer from acne or some other skin disease, it is important to seek treatment as acne in particular when it is at its most severe, can leave permanent scarring, hyper-pigmentation, not to mention a lot of pain and discomfort. Sometimes healthy eating and lifestyle is not always enough to clear certain skin diseases and ailments, stress can also be a leading factor, however it is important to seek help when it is necessary so the problems can be nipped in the bud before they progress.