Saturday, 12 February 2011

taking care of your skin...

Great skin can be one of your best assets.
To take care of your skin you should understand your skin type, follow a skincare ritual appropriate to your skin type, eat healthy foods, hydrate yourself and protect your skin from the sun.
The number of skincare products is increasing as more and more people aspire to have healthy and young-looking skin. Natural products like Argan oil skin are also gaining popularity. Not only should you invest in the right skincare products, you should also know how to take care of your skin.
The key to taking care of your skin properly is understanding your skin type. Your skin can either be normal, dry, oily, sensitive or a combination of these four. There are a wide range of skin care products on the market and understanding your own skin type will help you choose the ones that are appropriate for you. The skincare routines that you follow daily must take into consideration your skin type.

The health and appearance of your skin will be affected by the food that you eat. Because of this it is important that you follow a healthy diet. Include sufficient fruits and vegetables in your daily meals and control your intake of processed foods.

Hydration will help keep your skin properly moisturized and prevent it from drying out. Hence, it is important to drink about 8 glasses of water daily.

The sun can cause considerable damage to your skin. Too much sun exposure can cause skin cancer. It can also dry out and irritate skin and subsequently cause redness and even inflammation. Therefore, it is important that you limit your exposure to the sun or protect your skin from it. Apply a sunscreen lotion with sufficient sun protection factor (SPF) or at least SPF 30 when going out under the sun.
How you care for your skin will definitely manifest itself in your skin’s health and appearance. Additionally, it is important to choose the right skincare routine and products for your skin.
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