Did you know that your skin renews itself every 28 days?
It’s true. The largest organ on your body, your skin is composed of protein, water, lipids, and minerals. Its main function is to protect you from germs and infection. November is National Healthy Skin Month, so it’s the perfect time to take a look at our skin and examine the many ways we can keep it strong and vibrant.
If you have skin that is prone to acne, there are things you can do each day to help prevent breakouts. As difficult as it may be, make an effort to not touch your face throughout the day. We’ve had some practice during the pandemic in keeping our hands away from our faces, but if you have problematic skin, this alone can make a huge difference in reducing breakouts. Constantly touching your face spreads bacteria, dirt and oil from your hands to your face, so only touch your skin when you’re cleaning your face or applying skincare or makeup – and make sure your hands are clean.
It is easier said than done, but break the habit of popping pimples to avoid scarring and other complications. When you pick or pop pimples, you can push pus and bacteria deeper into your skin, making it easy for bacteria to spread and creating potential for more serious infection. A small pimple can turn into a growing situation of inflamed acne when you pop a pimple.
If you find that you’re experiencing breakouts around the neck and forehead regions, think about the hair products that you use, like your shampoo, conditioner and styling products, especially any that are made with oil. If your hair itself tends to be oily in general, it can transfer to your skin, so consider using clarifying shampoos and lightweight conditioners to help cut excess oil production at the scalp.
Try: CLR Lotion from Dp Dermaceuticals effectively works in two ways: by exfoliating the top layers of dead skin cells to prevent build up and by reducing pore-clogging oils. CLR Lotion contains Oligopeptide-10, an antimicrobial peptide that has a whopping 15 naturally occurring amino acids that combat p-acne bacteria, as well as Salicylic Acid, which fights breakouts on the surface and inside the pores.
If you are looking to reduce premature skin aging, the most impactful thing you can do is use sunscreen every day, particularly one that contains an SPF of 30 or higher and is broad-spectrum. Avoid tanning beds as well, since indoor tanning equipment gives off dangerous UV rays that will speed up the aging of your skin.
Lifestyle choices can also help keep your skin looking healthy. Don’t smoke. We know the health risks that are linked to smoking, but it also causes wrinkles and dullness in your skin, aging a person’s appearance beyond chronological years. Be aware of repetitive facial expressions, like frowning or furrowing your brows, which cause the muscles underneath the skin to contract, leading to permanent lines. Wear a cap or sunglasses to avoid squinting, which can result in crow’s feet. Do you find that you have an amazing healthy glow after you work out? Increase your daily exercise to ramp up circulation and give a positive boost to your immune system.
Try: Cover Recover from Dp Dermaceuticals. This amazing multi-tasker protects the skin from harmful bacteria, UV rays and other environmental factors. With an SPF of 30, this lightweight and breathable foundation is cooling and gives a flawless finish and is the best SPF moisturizer for the face. Cover Recover contains HylaFuse Complex, a triple weighted Hyaluronic Acid complex that gives your skin maximum hydration for skin that looks youthful and plump. Want the benefits without the coverage? Try Cover Recover in Sheer or Clear!
Take good care of your skin each and every day to look and feel your best. Dp Dermaceuticals can help you with clinical grade skincare products like the best SPF moisturizer for the face that will boost your confidence and keep your skin glowing.