Skin Care Tips

With all barrage of health and wellness advice from nearly every major media outlet, its easy over look some of the most fundamental and preventive steps to take for basic skin care. The skin is the largest organ in the body and needs the same attention and preventive care as the rest of the body. Follow these recommendations from the experts to develop healthy skin care habits that will pay off for decades to come.

The skin is composed of nearly ninety percent water. As such, it requires copious amounts of hydration in the form of both water and moisturizers. Check out the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and snag a Soma coupon. Soma has a huge selection of moisturizers designed specifically for sensitive facial skin and the delicate skin around the eye area.  Select a full body lotion and apply this generous every day after showering. Several body wash lotions are also now on the market that can be applied in the shower when the skin’s pores are open. This is especially effective. Commit to drinking several glasses of water throughout the day. Flavor your water with lemon or lime slices. Avoid large quantities of alcohol, caffeine and sugary sodas and these actually serve to dehydrate the skin.

In addition to hydration, the skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Invest in several hats or caps that have wide brims to protect the facial skin from the sun. Make a habit of applying a high SFP sun screen each day over all your face, arms and legs. Avoid prolonged periods in the sun during the late afternoon when the sun is the strongest and rays the most damaging. Follow this routine in both the summer and winter.

Finally, commit to making an appointment with your dermatologist each year for a full body check-up. If you notice new spots that appear on your skin, or existing spots change color or shape, be proactive and contact your dermatologist for an evaluation. Wear a wide brimmed hat when outside, apply amply sun screen and drink large amounts of water each day and you’ll be on the path to healthy skin for years to come.

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