Although you may not think of it this way, your skin is actually your body’s largest organ. It plays an extremely important role in protecting you from factors like sun damage, wind, and pollutants. Any problem with it is extremely noticeable in a cosmetic sense and can actually harm your health. That is why it is so vitally important to maintain both the health and integrity of your skin through the right skin care practices and products.
Strengthen Your Skin Through Moisturizing
Most people have heard it said, but ensuring that your skin is adequately hydrated is a recommendation that bears repeating. Skin that is dry cannot adequately fulfill its barrier function to keep damaging factors like sun damage and toxins at bay. Dry skin is also thin skin that leaves you more vulnerable to premature aging.
Make a habit of moisturizing your skin daily by applying a moisturizer immediately after your bath or shower. This is the time of day when your skin is the most hydrated because it has just been in contact with water. When you apply the right skin care product after your bath or shower, you are locking in this moisture that your skin has absorbed for the entire day.
Pay Attention to Your Skin
Take a good look at your skin after you exit your bath or shower or remove your clothes at night. This way, you can easily detect any changes in it. Any changes in your skin could be indications that your skin care routine needs adjusting. Your skin could break out when you start applying a new type of skin care product, for example. Other changes in your skin can be an indication that your diet needs tweaking or that you need an examination from a skin care professional.
Take Advantage of Professional Treatments
If your skin is looking less than its best, don’t be afraid to look into treatments that can help enhance its appearance. You can learn about all of your options during a consultation with us at The Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill in Salem. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!