Did you know that the skin is the largest organ of the body? Why many people don’t take this organ of the body seriously is what I don’t understand. However, if you are willing to repent and take good care of your skin then you should read this. Below are tips for healthy skin.
  • Protect your skin from the sun
Sunshine is beautiful but excessive exposure to it can damage your skin, cause wrinkles, sudden aging, dark spots, etc. It can also increase your chances of having skin cancer. Therefore, you should protect your skin by applying sunscreen. Ensure you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours if you are swimming or you will be outdoors for a long time. Avoid direct contact with the sun when it’s at its strongest. This is around 10 am and 4 pm. Wear protective clothing that protects your body from the sun.
  • Don’t smoke
Avoid smoking because it does more damage to your other organs apart from damaging your skin. Smoking does the following to your skin: Makes you look older, adds more wrinkles. It also narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin which decreases the blood flow and leaves you with pale skin. It also reduces the oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. Smoking also increases your skin risk of squamous cell skin cancer.
  • Treat your skin with care
Avoid strong soap that reduces or removes the oil on your skin. Instead, you should use mild cleansers. Shave carefully. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
  • Pat dry after bathing
You should pat your body dry after bathing. This will leave some moisture on your skin.
  • Eat a healthy meal.
Eat vegetables, fruits, etc that will promote healthy skin. ‘’A research discovered that a diet that is rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin’’. Also, drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin youthful and radiant.
  • Manage stress
Stress can leave you prone to pimples and acne breakouts. Take out time to relax and limit stress to the minimum. Do you have a skincare routine? If No, why don’t you have one? Written by ; Temitope Ikusika


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