SKIN CARE SECRETS
Prevent Sun Damage- Sun, wind, pollutants and simply aging can degrade the condition of your skin. The ultra violet rays can damage your skin which can lead to wrinkles, premature aging, age spots and even cancer. When you live in the tropics it is virtually impossible to avoid the sun. The good news is that we don't have to. The trick is to get sun exposure within the safe zone of 6 am- 9am and 3 pm - 6pm. Sitting in direct sunlight for 10 - 15 minutes will help the body produce Vitamin D.
Dry Skin- As we grow older our skin losses it's moisture a lot easier because older skin has fewer sweat glands. Dry skin may also be caused by frequent baths, certain cosmetics or medications. But whatever the cause, there are ways to alleviate the itchiness associated with dry skin.
1. Avoid using harsh soaps when bathing, and if possible, cut back on the number of baths or showers each week.
2. A sponge bath with warm water- try using a natural or organic soaps that do not contain any dyes,parabens or perfumes.
Drink Clean Water- Purified water is another great way to keep your skin healthy. Water helps hydrate the skin and move waste and nutrients through the excretory system. When an adequate amount of water is flowing through your system you are less likely to have toxic build up. If this happens then these toxins escape through your pores and contribute to the development of acne.
Drinking water in large amounts aids in the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. In addition, proper hydration will help to eliminate sunken eyes and circles under the eyes. Skin plumpness is also sometimes stated as a benefit of drinking water.
Exercise, rest, and good nutrition are really and truly the foundation for healthy skin- Eating properly is good but there is more to it than that. Your skin needs vitamins, minerals and nutrients to maintain and repair it. A good all natural moisturizer is one of the foundations for a healthy skin care regimen. Continue moisturizing throughout the day to keep skin healthy. Your hands and face are particularly susceptible to daily damage, and may need to be moisturized more frequently.