Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How to Protect Your Skin and Look Younger

Skin is the outermost organ of the body and it helps to protect the internal organs. It is the first defense against all infections. It is necessary to protect your skin. People take greater care to protect their internal organs and neglect skincare. Skin may get wrinkled, darkened by sun and spotted with moles and freckles. The melanin pigment may turn malignant and skin cancers may develop. It could destroy the entire body by skin cancer. Healthy skin is not only essential for good looks but is essential for good health. There are several steps that have to be followed to help protect your skin.

  • Wash your face regularly several times a day. This helps to remove the sweat, grime and dust. It also helps to open the pores of the skin and keep it clean.

  • It is essential to use a moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. This helps to protect your skin. There are several moisturizing lotions available. Natural moisturizers can also be used. It helps to keep the skin smooth and soft.

  • For dry skin oil based moisturizers are better. It would be better to apply the moisturizer on the entire body.  Olive oil and almond oil can be applied overnight and washed off in the morning. Mashed banana is also very good for the skin. It can be applied at night and washed off in the morning. Aloe Vera gel is also in keeping the skin moist. Keeping the skin moist is essential to protect your skin.

  • Wear proper clothing in accordance with the climatic conditions. In winter gloves and woolens will help to protect your skin.

  • Do not over expose yourself to the sun in summer. Your skin can get sun burnt. You are also exposed to skin cancer. Application of sunscreen helps to protect your skin.

  • Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. It helps to keep the skin moist.

  • Take small quantity of mustard seed and grind it with a few drops of milk. Apply the paste on your face. This will help to protect your skin and keep it healthy and fair.

Natural facial cleansers help to keep the face radiant and beautiful

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