The skin is the largest organ of the human body. Yes, it’s an organ. Its job is to form a barrier to protect us from anything that might want to harm us, such as hazardous substances and thermal and physical injury, and also prevents loss of moisture.
You can think of the skin as a shield, but sometimes even the shield needs a shield. So I mean, after all the hard work our skin does, it’s only fair to try and put in some effort ourselves and help out.
WHAT IS SKIN CARE?
Skin care means taking care of your skin. Over the years, different products have been introduced to help our skin by maintaining its nutrition and keeping it healthy. A good skin care product is essential to promote and protect our skin health. Skin care is a series of practices that help enhance your skin’s look, keep it healthy, and relieve skin conditions.
WHY DO I NEED A SKIN CARE ROUTINE?
We don’t see what’s settling on our skin as we go about our day; dust and other bacteria might settle on our skin either airborne or through contact.
A skin care routine is meant to help our skin fight against different skin bacteria and infections by using products specifically created to meet these needs. There are a lot of skin infections out there that can damage the look of our skin and make it unhealthy.
Skin problems range from eczema to rosacea and are even as simple as sunburn. Yes, you read that correctly. Every single day of our lives, our skin is facing challenges in holding off these skin infections.
The goal of any skin care Routine is to provide the essential building blocks needed by your skin to complement and help fix any skin issue that may pop up from time to time.
COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS
There are a lot of skin bacteria and infections out there, but we’ve narrowed it down to some of the common ones we can quickly get even while going on our simple day-to-day activities.
Acne is one of the most commonly encountered skin problems. However, you could still get acne from the age of puberty upwards, regardless of gender. Acne, also referred to as pimples, is a skin condition that occurs when the little hair follicles on your body become clogged with oil and dead skin cells.
Acne symptoms may vary depending on the seriousness of your condition. It may appear as tiny red tender bumps or a large solid, painful lump, a painful pus-filled lump under the skin, or as a pimple(pustules).
Acne can be very challenging to handle as it can be persistent even with effective acne treatments. Acne leads to low self-esteem, as well as makes our skin prone to other sorts of infectious skin diseases. It can also leave scars on our bodies, and it repeatedly pops and reappears.
Excess oil, inflammation, and bacteria mainly cause acne and hair follicles clogged to dead skin cells and cause whiteheads (closed plugged pores) or blackheads(open clogged pores).
Using tweezers and other means to burst the pimple can cause significant pain, bleeding, and skin irritation. You need a good healthcare provider (Bodywise Specialists) to provide you with the best skin care to promote beautiful and healthy skin.
Eczema, also called Atopic Dermatitis, is a skin condition caused by environmental conditions, stress, genetics, and your immune system.
If you just changed to a new environment with harsher conditions, you’re going through physical or mental stress, or if there’s a history of dermatitis in your family, you’re more likely to get eczema.
Eczema makes your skin dry, itchy, red, bumpy, and covered with patches. It is one of many dermatitis that can damage the skin barrier function, leading to more sensitive skin prone to other skin infections. Although eczema doesn’t harm your body or mean that you have dirty or infected skin, it can cause a break in the epidermis, creating a gateway for more skin problems and giving you unhealthy, unattractive skin.
Eczema equally affects males and females, but you’re at a higher risk as a female since females mostly go through hormonal changes, which is a potential cause of eczema. These itchy discolored patches can appear practically anywhere but mainly on hands, neck, ankles, knees, around the eyes, and inner elbows. These skin discolorations are primarily visible even when putting on clothes and can cause unnecessary attention and lead to awkward questions you may not be interested in answering.
The right healthcare provider (Bodywise Specialists) will give you the right
skin care plan to help resolve your skin health condition and monitor your skin health journey.
Sunburn is the most obvious sign that you’ve been sitting under the sun for too long. As the name implies, sunburn is a form of radiation burn obtained from the sun, which could damage the skin and lead to wrinkling and rapid skin aging.
I know you just wanted to get in a little extra tan to help tone your skin, but somewhere along the line, you start noticing your skin turning red, swelling, itching, and pain. In cases of severe sunburn, you may get a fever, headache, and experience fatigue. Sunburn can take up to two weeks to completely heal.
You might be thinking, what causes sunburn? The sun contains ultraviolet rays of three wavelengths: UVA, UVB, and UVC. The first two can reach your skin and cause skin damage that may lead to skin cancer. That is why it is good to apply skin products that can give us extra protection for our skin to handle these rays.
WHAT SKIN CARE ROUTINE SHOULD I USE?
There are a lot of routines that can help your skin look better and enhance its looks, but there are a few essential skin care routines you should know
Always make sure to cleanse your face of all the viable bacteria and germs that you may have gotten either from sweating, applying makeup, or coming in contact with a dirty surface. Massage the face gently without too much pressure, and don’t forget to rinse off the cleanser when done
A toner should be applied after cleansing your face. Apply the toner on a cotton pad and gently rub it against your face. Exfoliating toners should be used only at night; remember, you don’t want to rob off some essential nutrients your needs by over-exfoliating.
Moisturizing is an essential step of any skin care routine. It helps keep the skin hydrated, especially for those with dry skin. The daily loss of skin cells leaves areas like your neck, face, and ears prone to skin dryness and even skin cancer. Moisturizing helps boost skin repair and keeps the skin healthy
Whether young or old, male or female, do not forget to apply sunscreen. You want to get your tan on, apply sunscreen, or maybe you’re just going for a quick walk;
either way, gaining contact with the sun is something we can not avoid. The best thing to do is to stay prepared by applying sunscreen and help protect your skin from the dangers of being under the sun for too long.
Your skin says a lot about you; whether you are sick, whether you are cold, whether your skin has been infected, and it also tells your mood. Let Bodywise Specialists (a medical brand committed to meeting all of your skin care needs) help you through your skin health journey and make it an easy one. Book an appointment with a Bodywise Specialist today and make your skin as beautiful as it should be. Contact: (321) 729-4243. 201 FOURTH AVE INDIALANTIC.