The skin is the largest organ in our body, it protects us and fulfills a series of functions that allow us to connect with our environment through pain, temperature, vibration, among others. You have to learn to take care of it and be aware of the importance of keeping it healthy.
There are multiple diseases that can affect our skin, whether caused by:
Direct damage: such as viruses (herpes, measles, chicken pox), bacteria (cellulitis, erysipelas, ulcers), parasites or fungi (mycosis, ringworms), contact with irritating or harmful substances, contact allergies or excess sun, among others.
Indirect damage: conditions in other parts of the body that also manifest in the skin, such as hypothyroidism (dry skin), diabetes (diabetic foot), dehydration (dryness and flaking), lupus, among others.
As we can see, many problems can manifest themselves through the skin, which is why its care and maintenance is essential.
- Among the recommendations for healthy skin we have:
- Keep the skin clean.
- Do not sleep with makeup or excess oil on the skin.
- Use makeup and skin products of good quality and that are not expired.
- Avoid scrubbing and drying the skin very energetically. Ideally, pat the excess water dry and allow the skin to absorb moisture to keep skin even more hydrated.
- Exfoliate 1 or 2 times a week to remove dead cells from the surface, and allow a better action and absorption of moisturizing creams or serums.
- Some natural products are also quite effective in terms of maintaining good skin, such as coconut or macadamia oil, aloe vera, vitamin C, mother-of-pearl shell, snail slime, vitamin E, among others.
- Correct nutrition is basic: remember that food is the energy that enters our body, the higher quality it is, the better. Antioxidant sources that include beta-carotene and vitamin C such as citrus fruits should be preferred, as well as essential oils such as olive oil and nuts.
- Continuous hydration with water, infusions or natural soft drinks, limit the consumption of sugar and salt, as well as refined carbohydrates.
- Bear in mind that when we eat a lot of sugar and refined flours such as breads, cakes or cookies, an effect called glycation occurs, which breaks down the protein structures of collagen and DNA, which generates greater flaccidity, loss of tone and The physical signs of aging are more marked, which is why the type of diet influences our physical state so much.
- Avoid exposing the skin to the sun directly. In addition to the use of sunscreen, it is good to use additional physical protection such as a hat, and glasses with ultraviolet protection to avoid eye damage.
- Use good quality products that are not expired and always evaluate any irritating or allergic reaction.
- Self-care depends on each one, we can prevent and avoid many problems and complications by following basic recommendations. Keep it in mind!