Clean Skin Is Happy Skin
One simple way to take care of your skin is to keep it clean. Keeping your hands clean is especially important because your hands can spread germs to the skin on other parts of your body.
When washing your hands, use water that’s comfortably warm. Wet your hands, then lather up with a mild soap. You should lather and rub everywhere, including the palms, the wrists, between the fingers, and under the nails. Rinse well, dry thoroughly with a clean towel, and you’re done!
You’ll also want to use water that’s warm, not too hot, when you take a shower or bath. Use a gentle soap to clean your body. Don’t forget under your arms and behind your ears! Your face needs attention, especially as you enter puberty and the skin on your face gets more oily. It’s a good idea to wash your face once or twice daily with warm water and a mild cleanser.
If you look in the drugstore, you’ll see shelf after shelf of skin care products, but kids don’t usually need anything more than a gentle soap. Talk to a parent or your doctor if you have questions about what to use on your skin.
If you have dry, flaky, or itchy skin, you might use a cream or ointment. When choosing a moisturizer, pick one without a lot of colors or perfumes. Petroleum jelly can work for some kids. If you are worried about pimples, look for a moisturizer that is noncomedogenic (say: non-kom-uh-doe-JEN-ik), which means it won’t cause pimples.
With pimples, you might think that scrubbing your face is the way to get rid of them. But actually, your skin will be less likely to break out if you clean it gently, using your fingertips, not a rough washcloth. If you have trouble with pimples, talk with your doctor about which cleansers are best to use.
Moisturizing is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine, whatever your skin type may be. Moisturizers hydrate your skin by holding water in the outermost layer of the skin, protect the skin and improve skin tone along with the texture. However, like with other skincare products, the moisturizer you choose will vary greatly depending on your skin type.
Wear Sunscreen, mask it!
Sunscreen is an absolute must on sunny as well as cloudy days. Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher do an excellent job of protecting against UVB rays. It is even more effective when paired with other forms of protection like a stole around the face and sunglasses!
Water works wonders for your skin and beautifies skin with unbelievable nourishment. It helps to eliminate harmful toxins from the body, which would otherwise build-up and wreak havoc on your skin and overall well-being. Added benefit is drinking oodles of water which helps lose weight and further helps making skin healthier.