Skincare should be a very important part of our daily routine, from what we wash our faces with, to the foods we eat and our exposure to the sun. All of these things have an effect on how our skin looks and feels.
With advice from leading dermatologists, you can follow some basic guidelines for your daily skincare regimen. Here are a few skincare tips according to Oprah.com:
Skincare in Your 20s and Beyond
It’s all about developing good skincare habits early, according to Jennifer Linder, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California. Sunscreen is essential to help prevent the sun’s harmful rays from damaging your skin. For those experiencing acne, it might be shifting to the jawline area, which may suggest this is hormone related. The best cleanser for the average individual is going to be a non-soap facewash. Follow this up with a moisturizer with an SPF of 30, and a nighttime treatment with hydrating ingredients and you have a winning skincare routine.
Skin and Sun
Moderation is the key here, because sunlight is very important, but too much can be detrimental to the health of our skin. Sunlight helps us manufacture vitamin D, which is important for bone formation. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are what damages the skin, and excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays can result in premature aging, and worse skin cancer. Registered Nurse Tawny Dzierzek has reached internet fame by sharing her after-skincare treatment selfie with the world. She used her personal tanning bed two to four days per week, then while in nursing school discovered she had skin cancer. According to skincancer.org, people who use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75 percent.
There are a few things you can do to help prevent skin cancer, such as making sure you’re not spending too much time in the sun. Between the hours of 10am and 4pm the sun is strongest, during this time you should avoid prolonged time in the sun and do not let yourself burn. Use sunscreen, a hat and glasses when you spend time outdoors. Examine your skin once a month and see your dermatologist for a professional skin exam.