Autumn begins and with it the low temperatures arrive and our skin immediately reflects changes in appearance such as dryness, loss of shine, spots, and more.
The first thing we will mention is that there is no manual that tells us the rules to follow to take care of our skin. However, expert research has shown that if you implement some habits on a daily basis, you can prevent problems such as premature aging, blemishes or skin cancer.
Today we will share with you three of our favorite tips to take care of the skin and make it stronger and more resistant.
Use of sunscreen
Sunscreen use is scientifically proven to be safe. Consistent use of this can protect your skin against cancer and premature aging. However, it is not as effective unless applied correctly, according to AAD (American Academy Of Dermatology Association).
Correct way to use sunscreen according to AAD:
1. Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water resistant, and provides broad-spectrum coverage, which means it protects you from UVA and UVB rays. Follow these helpful tips when selecting a sunscreen.
2. Apply sunscreen before going outdoors. It takes approximately 15 minutes for your skin to absorb the sunscreen and protect you. If you wait until you are in the sun to apply sunscreen, your skin is unprotected and can burn.
3. Apply enough sunscreen. Most adults need about 1 ounce - or enough to fill a shot glass - to fully cover their body. Rub the sunscreen thoroughly into your skin.
4. Apply sunscreen to all skin not covered by clothing. Remember your neck, face, ears, tops of your feet and legs. For hard-to-reach areas like your back, ask someone to help you or use a spray sunscreen. If you have thinning hair, either apply sunscreen to your scalp or wear a wide-brimmed hat. To protect your lips, apply a lip balm with a SPF of at least 15.
5. To remain protected when outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating. People who get sunburned usually didn't use enough sunscreen, didn't reapply it after being in the sun, or used an expired product. Your skin is exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays every time you go outside, even on cloudy days and in the winter.
Take vitamin D
According to the National Institutes of Health, the average, non-deficient adult should aim for 600 International Units (IU) per day in their diet.
Protects the skin: Nikhil Dhingra, a board-certified dermatologist, stated in Byrdie, adds that vitamin D functions as a steroid, working within a cell's nucleus to stimulate proliferation, regulate function, and potentially stabilize genes. A 2012 study suggests that Vitamin D may play a protective role in cancers broadly, and skin cancer specifically.
Vitamins can help reduce wrinkles, dryness and rough areas, while making the skin tone more even accompanied by daily exercise and a good diet.
Keep skin hydrated
In the summer and with a constantly increasing temperature, you can see that the skin looks more oily or hydrated. This is due to the fact that the sebaceous glands accelerate and produce a higher level of sweat, which is caused by the natural oils of the body becoming lighter. However, when temperatures begin to drop, the skin begins to lose shine, elasticity and freshness.
To combat dryness and maintain a smooth and youthful skin, you need to rethink your current routine and the products you use daily. Change any cream or lotion that aims to prevent oil production and, instead, look for nourishing options that handle natural oils and are free of alcohol, synthetics, preservatives, salts and fast absorption, this will help increase the levels of oil on your skin naturally. (Coffee Gori Body Butter)
Works With Water claimed in an interview for Titanic Spa, that if the skin tries to overcompensate for the missing oils, it can actually cause breakouts. “Unfortunately, dry skin is the ideal breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria (Propionibacterium) to thrive and also cause breakouts.