Congratulations to you! You are exercising and eating healthy, but to hit a home run health, pay attention to your skin. After all, it is the body’s largest organ, and it has a huge effect on your psyche (when the skin looks good, feels good). Bono: Become intimately familiar with your skin could even save you from disease.
Check out these five skin care you should take oath today for beautiful and healthy skin!
I will take care of my neck.
Like your face, your neck is vulnerable to UV damage. Protect it with sunscreen daily, along with your chest and hands.
I will not wash with hot water.
High temps strip skin of its natural oils, causing dryness and irritation. If you don’t want to give up hot showers, cleanse your face first with lukewarm water (and keep it out of the shower stream).
I will not exercise with makeup on.
Cosmetics and sweat clog pores more than sweat alone, causing breakouts and enlarged pores.
I will get an annual full-body skin exam.
Keep an eye on suspicious moles with this handy chart, and see a dermatologist yearly to check for any moles that have changed color or texture or to examine other lesions that might signal skin cancer.
I will update my beauty products.
Each product category has its own shelf life, based on its ingredients and preservatives.
Mascara: Replace every 6 months.
Sunscreen: It’s usually effective for up to 3 years when stored correctly (high temps render it ineffective); check the expiration date on the bottle.
Anti-Agers: Ingredients like retinoids and AHAs are effective for 3 months to a year. Antioxidants like vitamin C last about 6 months once opened.