Keeping Your Skin Healthy: What Should You Really Do?
By Genevieve Cunningham
Skin. We all have it, and if we're being honest, very few are happy with our own skin. We pick it apart. It's too dry. It's too flaky. It has blemishes. It's normal to be frustrated with your skin. But considering our skin is the first thing that others see, it's OK to desire an improvement in its appearance. But how? How do we make our skin look better -- and more importantly, keep it healthier long-term? If you're serious about your skin health, take a look at these tips that you should be starting right now.
Focus on Simple Cleanliness
The skin can be complicated, but it's not always complicated. Sometimes, it's best to keep it simple. When we focus on simple cleanliness, it can drastically improve the health and appearance of our skin. Find a gentle cleanser, and clean the skin morning and night. The most important time to clean is before bed -- as this allows you to wipe off makeup, dirt, and oil that has accumulated throughout the day. It might take some time to find the right cleansing product, but once you do and establish a habit, your skin will start to look and feel better than ever.
Drink More Water
Water is incredibly important for the skin. The skin gets dehydrated quickly, and if we're not getting enough water it dehydrates even faster. This leads to premature wrinkles, dry skin, cracks, and blemishes. Increasing your water consumption can help hydrate the skin from the inside out. You may notice that your face looks more full, your blemishes diminish, and your skin looks more youthful. If you take this route to better skin, you'll also be improving other aspects of your health like digestion, weight loss, and concentration. It's a win all the way around.
See Your Dermatologist
It's never too late or too early to involve a professional. A dermatologist can help heal the skin from current ailments, but perhaps more importantly, they can help you be proactive about future skin health. Book an appointment and talk about your skin concerns. Get some advice. Listen to their recommendations. Professionals are there to help, so reach out and get serious about your skin's long-term health and wellness.
Keeping the skin healthy really does matter. The skin is going to age and change, and that's OK. But there are things we can do to keep it fresh, healthy, and looking its best. Use these tips to improve your skin, and enjoy the look and feel for years to come.
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