Protecting the Skin You’re In
Let’s talk about skin
Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and it protects us from environmental factors such as bacteria, UV radiation, and anything else that may make us sick. But what happens when we neglect maintaining healthy skin and succumb to a skin disease?
It usually starts by noticing that your skin becomes dry or irritated, which is a sign that you need to make some changes.
What Causes Inflammation?
Inflammation is one of the main causes of skin problems. Basically, it’s your body’s response to an injury or irritation. And when inflammation occurs, it can cause redness, swelling, and pain around the area where the damage happened.
Inflammation is a natural process that helps you heal and recover from minor injuries. You’ll notice that you experience inflammation when you get a cut and the wound becomes red and swollen. Your body uses inflammation to stop bacteria from entering an open wound and to repair damaged tissue.
A healthy life makes for healthy skin
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult when you’re juggling work, family responsibilities, and the daily grind. But it’s important to take time and care for yourself. You need to make sure you’re eating right and getting enough sleep. You also need to drink water and moisturize your skin. One of the best ways to protect your skin is by wearing sunscreen every day-even if it’s cloudy outside! The sun has UV rays that can harm your skin, so it’s important that you have protection from those harmful rays.
Easy skin care tips
There are some basic ways you can take care of your skin and make sure it stays healthy.
- Sleep: Getting enough sleep is important for a lot of reasons, but skimping on sleep can have a negative impact on your skin. Lack of sleep can lead to a weakened immune system, which means that your body won’t be able to fight all the damage that occurs in the environment or by everyday wear and tear.
- Moisturize: Keeping your skin moisturized is an important step in maintaining healthy skin. When dryness takes over, it’s not just uncomfortable but also painful, leading to cracked and irritated skin. Make sure to moisturize at least twice a day–once in the morning and once before bedtime–to keep dryness from setting in.
- Cleanse: Cleaning your face with a cleanser is another way to maintain healthy skin. You should wash your face with a cleanser or soap at least once a day to remove excess oils and dirt that accumulate during the day. Excessive buildup on your skin will make it more prone to breakouts, irritation, and redness–so cleanse regularly!
If you’re struggling with skin issues, or want to speak to our doctors about a concern, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.