Do you know what the biggest organ of a human body is?
However, our skin is also one of the most neglected parts of our physique. Probably because we are pretty comfortable in your own skin – literally and figuratively speaking. But because the skin is essentially the biggest part of our body and it is likewise the frontline defense against all those internal substances, including the sun itself, then yes, we really should take really good care of the whole of it.
Below are just some of the most simple yet commonly neglected ways to take care of our skin. Let’s see how many of these have you been disregarding most of the time:
1. Cleanse Before Bedtime
Most of us are always exhausted after a whole workday of stress and perhaps, hours of overtime. It’s almost easy to just crawl into bed and fall into deep sleep instantly. However, it is a must to discipline yourself to wash your face and the most exposed parts of your skin every night to prevent dirt and germs from lingering and even spreading on your body’s outer covering. Simple, yet easy to ignore most of the time, right?
2. Take Skin Care Seriously
Take the skin test and know how to properly take care of your outermost layer. Visit skin experts regularly like Absolute Cosmetics or your own dermatologist to get help in maintaining your skin’s health. It is not “just” your skin, it is your skin. It is the biggest organ in your system, so take good and serious care of it.
3. Put on Sunscreen
There are only certain hours in a day when the sun’s rays are considered healthy. However, even by then, you should already have your sunscreen on. Direct exposure to sunlight can damage your skin. Elementary Science, painful to forget.
4. Exfoliate Just Enough
Exfoliants are these tiny, bead-like skin care products that are best to cleanse your pores. But it should not be used excessively. According to experts, it is good to exfoliate every other night. Yet for some skin types, it would be best to observe and do it less frequently if your skin shows a little negative reaction. Exfoliation should only be done only as frequent as your skin can take it.
5. Love Your Hands
Your hands are the first to show ageing due to its constant exposure and use (abuse). So take good care of your hands by constantly moisturizing them, refraining from products that can make them dry and hard, and a lot more.
6. Sleep on Silk
You got that right – silk. That is why standard PJs and pillow cases are silk because it is the best material for our skin, especially during the time when we are unconsciously rubbing our outer layers, especially on our face, from these sheets and clothes.
7. Stop the Smoking Habit
This has been taught by our health teachers since grade school. Still, a lot of people cannot quit smoking. Yes, smoking can damage our skin and make it look older than it should be.
9. Reduce Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice (including salt)
Food is definitely more sumptuous with some sweet and salty taste. However, too much sugar and spice can also damage some of your organs, including your skin.
10. Eat Your Antioxidants
Greens, some fruits, vegetables and other substances that can potentially safeguard your cells from free radicals are what we commonly know as antioxidants. Taking enough antioxidants can lighten and enhance your skin’s natural glow.
11. Move Your Body
Exercise. Exercise. Exercise. – This one cannot be strssed out even further.
12. Fall Asleep Early
As mothers say, “early to bed, early to rise, makes a (wo)man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Well, you couldn’t be wealthy overnight – but health is still wealth. Enough sleep is one of the best ways to achieve overall wellness.
Unleash your natural glow through these above-mentioned old school tips and you will certainly get the best out of your own self in your own skin.