People say that beauty’s only skin deep; it’s what’s on the “inside” that counts. Our insides are certainly important, but skin is your first layer of defense against the outside world. Skin can also give important clues to your overall health. Learn to take good care of your skin, so your skin can keep taking good care of you.
Skin protects your body in many ways. The skin provides a barrier to protect the body from invasion by bacteria and other possible environmental hazards that can be dangerous for human health.
Skin plays other roles, too. It contains nerve endings that let you feel when an object is too hot or sharp, so you can quickly pull away. Sweat glands and tiny blood vessels in your skin help to control your body temperature. And cells in your skin turn sunlight into vitamin D, which is important for healthy bones. But if you don’t take care of your skin on a daily basis, it may become dry, rough and chapped, providing an opening for pathogens that could harm your health.
Maintaining skin health
Numerous things in the environment are harmful to your skin. Environmental pollution, ultraviolent light (sunshine), extreme temperatures, wind, sweating and using the wrong skin products can all damage that important outer layer.
The good news is that you have the power to maintain healthy skin. Among the steps you can take:
- Protect your skin from the sun. That means using an SPF 30 sunscreen on your face every day, even on days you don’t plan to leave the house or office and even on days the sun doesn’t shine. That’s because you’re still exposed to damaging ultraviolet rays through windows and clouds. Thankfully, today it’s easy enough to ensure sunscreen coverage; many moisturizers and even liquid and powder makeup contain sunscreen. Our Xeroderm SPF30 Sunscreen is a non-greasy sunscreen, protecting against harmful UVA and UVB rays up to 378nm. Regular use of Xeroderm SPF 30 sunscreen helps to prevent drying and premature aging of skin. Xeroderm SPF 30 Sunscreen cannot reverse existing sun damage, but can act as a protection against harmful effects of the sun. Xeroderm SPF 30 Sunscreen is colour and fragrance free.When you arein the sun, slather on the sunscreen. You should use enough to fill a shot glass each time you apply it (in fact, how about keeping a shot glass in your beach bag?). And wear a broad-brimmed hat; those caps might be cute, but they’re not doing much to keep the sun off your ears and the back of your neck.
- Protect your skin from dryness. The epidermis is made up of about 30 percent water, much of which is bound in the lipids that help prevent the water from evaporating. You can increase your skin’s ability to bind water by using a good-quality moisturizer. We recommend that you use our Epizone A.
- Epizone A Cream is quickly absorbed by the skin and does not leave an oily residue, only a soft and smooth feeling all over. Epizone A Cream can also be used as a barrier cream for people who are in contact with chemicals and water on a daily basis.
Dermatologists can use Epizone A Cream to dilute steroids and cortisones, due to the use of non-ionic waxes. Epizone A Cream contains no perfumes or colourants that can harm the skin or cause any allergic reactions on the skin. Epizone A Cream can be used as all over daily moisturiser for the body. Suitable for all skin types , even babies and children
- Clean your skin properly.Water alone won’t do it. You need something to clear out the oily residue that can clog pores and lead to pimples. Compounds that do this are called surfactants. But stay away from soap; most soaps are alkaline, which can change the delicate pH balance of your skin and cause itching, redness, flaking and dryness. Instead, opt for Epizone Bath and Shower Milk Epizone Bath and Shower Milk is a dispersible oil, can be dropped into the bath or lathered onto the skin when showering. It contains no perfume or colourants that can harm or irritate the skin and leaves the skin feeling moisturised.
Also chill out on how you wash your skin. Ditch the rough exfoliating buffer or washcloth and opt instead for just splashing warm water on your skin to remove the cleanser or using a soft cloth