Skin Care: How do you ensure your skin is healthy?

The skin makes up the largest part of our bodies. It is the protective shield from any form of bacteria, Viruses, or disease. It should however be noted that the skin is still prone to infections. You will never know the importance of taking care of your skin until the moment a skin infection or a skin problem creeps in. The most affected area of the body is always the face. Why? This is because it is the part that does not get covered most of the time hence prone to germ-causing diseases.

I can attest that everyone gets annoyed when they get any infection on the face. Do you realize infections could be as a result of not taking care of our skins? We often believe that skin care is for the rich since they can afford the facials or even the ingredients. But what if these ingredients are found in your home or just around your compound. Did you know that cinnamon, honey, and lemon can be used to treat your skin? No, then research more, these are not the only ingredients that will help in skin care. Lack of knowledge on how to care for our skins is what makes us unaware of what to do.

Here are some of the tips that will help in keeping your skin healthy.

Eat a healthy diet

I know maintaining a healthy diet is not quite easy but you can always try to ensure that you eat less of junk food and more of fruits, lean proteins and vegetables. Vitamins are good for keeping the body healthy hence guaranteeing a healthy looking skin. Water is part and parcel of a healthy diet and it is advisable to take plenty of it.

Skin treating.

How many times do you walk in a saloon to get a facial or a full body massage? It is either once in a while or never, right? Why, because we don’t want to acknowledge that a facial is very important. But if you can’t afford it, there are various ways one can treat their skin at home. This includes avoiding the use of strong soaps, taking less time in the shower since taking too much time can drain the moisture of your body, if you have a dry skin ensure that it is always moisturized and ensuring that you exfoliate your skin every once in a while.

Managing your stress.

I bet you did not know that stress can cause unhealthy skin. It often causes skin breakouts like pimples and acne. One should ensure that they carefully manage their stress by having enough sleep, doing things that make them happy and not succumbing pressure. This will help keep the skin healthy.

Protecting yourself from the sun

When your skin is exposed to the sun for too long it can sometimes cause skin diseases and research shows that it makes one prone to skin cancer. It is advisable to at least try and stay out of the sun most of the times. Applying sunscreen and also wearing protective clothing could be useful.

The matter of keeping our skins healthy shouldn’t be overlooked. It is as important as wearing clothes every day. We should always try and keep our skins healthy.

Lilian Mumbua

She has a background in Business & Info-Technology, CFO at Tsavo Media Group,and a pro-Chef on the sidelines. She's passionate about Girl-Child empowerment and is an aspiring inspirational speaker, motivated by daily life experiences and dreams of a better world where everyone can realize their potential to the maximum.

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