Guess what folks, it’s that time of the year again! That’s right, I’m talking about National Healthy Skin Month and today we’re going to share some important, yet basic tips from the American Academy of Dermatology.
I’m going to briefly share some of the tips that AAD has presented to their readers in a nice infographic. Taking action and caring for your skin all month with a strong emphasis on improving its condition and health can really do wonders for your body. It’s the small wins every day that matter and the consistency in treating your skin daily that truly helps improve your skin complexion.
National Healthy Skin Month Tips To Help You Take Better Care Of Your Skin
1) Wash your face every day. I’m not just talking about splashing some water on your face but actually putting forth the effort to cleanse your skin (deeply).
2) Use an antiperspirant. The AAD recommends that you use an antiperspirant versus a deodorant. If your objective is to reduce the amount of sweating that you do then you need to take their advice. Deodorant is what makes you smell good but it doesn’t prevent you from sweating. Not to mention, deodorant often contains harmful chemicals that clog your pores.
3) Know you skin type. Knowing your skin type can make a world of a difference. It helps you better treat your specific skin condition and as a result, your skin will look and feel better. When you know the type of skin that you have. You’re able to determine the best method of treatment.
4) Examine skin regularly. You need to become extremely familiar with your skin. Reason being, it helps you quickly assess the situation in the event that your skin looks strange or unusual.
5) Protect your skin daily. It’s super important that you wear sunscreen that contains SPF 30 every single day. Do not take into account the weather or anything of that nature. You need to wear it even if it’s cloudy or overcast.
6) Use petroleum jelly. In the event that you have a minor scrape or injury on your skin or nails, think about using petroleum jelly to help treat your condition.
7) Wear comfortable shoes. It’s best to wear comfortable and form fitting shoes to prevent skin and other foot injuries.
8) Moisturize 365 days a year. You should apply moisturizing lotion or cream to your skin daily. It will help keep your skin young looking.
Special thanks to the AAD for the infographic and I hope you all take good care of your skin this month if you’re not already. It only takes 21 days to develop a habit. Make it a habit that makes you look and feel younger.
Here’s a link to the full infographic: Click Here