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Jan 10, 2010

Good Skin Care Is Important From An Early Age

Most of us don't consider our skin as an organ, but it our largest visible organ and it has many functions. The skin protects against diseases and infections, regulates our body temperature, and performs metabolic functions. Skin contains millions of nerve endings which enable us to feel pain, cold, heat and touch. It also constantly renews itself by shedding the top layer, allowing new skin to appear. You should practice good skin care to protect this vital organ.

The type of skin you have is determined by the genes which you have inherited from your parents. You may have fair and sensitive skin, or your skin may be dark and unblemished. It is important to know your skin type in order to care for it correctly.

There are four skin types in the different skin color ranges - oily, dry and sensitive, or a combination of all. If your skin is dehydrated and lacking in moisture, it is considered dry. Dry skin has very little elasticity and may be sensitive to sun and wind.

Treat dry skin carefully by using specialized products designed for this type of skin. Never over-wash dry skin, and avoid oil-stripping soaps and cleansers. Use a nourishing moisturizer and apply frequently. Whenever you go outside wear a sunscreen with a high SP factor, and wear a hat.

If you have inherited oily skin, you will need to clean it with products that have anti-bacterial properties. This will help control the oiliness which causes blackheads and pimples. Wash your skin gently 3 times daily and use an oil-free moisturizer to prevent further breakouts.

Sensitive skin can be difficult to care for as it can flare up suddenly and become tender and sore. Avoid cleansers or toners that contain alcohol because these will further irritate sensitive skin. Use cleansers and lotions with calming natural ingredients that are free of irritants. Consult a dermatologist who can recommend the correct products for your skin.

by Daryl Haynes

Combination skin is exactly what it says - a combination of dry and oily skin. Your face will show an oily center on the forehead, nose and chin, with dryness on the cheeks and around the eyes. This type of skin is very common and it should be treated as if it were two different types of skin.

Remember that your skin is a living, breathing organ of your body. It must also be cared for from the inside. If your diet is lacking in nutrients, this will show on your skin. You need to make sure you drink enough water to keep your skin hydrated. You should also have adequate sleep every day.

Learning how to take care of your skin can be very beneficial to you. ( Bustier In conclusion, learning ways to take care of your entire body is beneficial to you. It can make urinating and defecating very painful for your child.

1 comment:

Antoinette said...

One thing to remember with oily skin. When washing your face you stimulate the oil glands in your skin so be sure not to over stimulate the oil glands. Otherwise it wouldn't matter how many times a day you wash your face, it will remain oily or could become more oily. -A.Venter


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