5 Tips to Avoid Hurting Your Skin
Your skin is the largest organ on your body – it protects your internal systems from toxins, germs, and elemental damage. However, many people seem to neglect taking care of this vital part of their bodies, and it’s easy to forget to keep our skin healthy since even serious damage over time may not be visible to us. There are a few common things most of us do that cause skin damage, and we have some suggestions for how to stop doing them, or at the very least, lessen the amount of damage you are doing to your skin.
1. You don’t get enough sleep. Giving your body the opportunity to recover from your day and regulate hormones and moisture levels is crucial to all functions of our lives, and it unfortunately shows on our skin when we skimp on sleep. The best things to do to achieve a good night’s sleep is to learn how to support your body’s natural rhythms, control your exposure to light, get regular exercise and wind down at least 30 minutes before bed to help clear your head. The bottom line is sleep is very important and it’s not just quantity that matters—it’s quality and your sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and day-to-day lifestyle choices can make an enormous difference.
2. You take hot showers or baths. Everyone loves a nice hot shower, and this can be very relaxing. However, hot water strips natural oils from your skin. While it is good for you to free your skin of some oils, it is not good to remove all of them because your skin cells cannot retain moisture without some oils to prevent water from leaving the cells. If you must take a hot shower or bath, make sure to properly moisturize your skin immediately afterward with a natural and healthy product, like Sweet Bee Magic.
3. You are stressed out. Stress can cause many health problems, and it can be very bad for your skin. It can exacerbate already existing skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. The stress hormones and chemicals can cause your skin to dehydrate and break out, and you may sweet more, leading to other potential skin problems. We suggest learning how to distress in a healthy way.
4. You are dehydrated. It is simple – if you are not giving your body enough water, your skin cells are not getting enough water. The solution is also simple – drink more water!
5. You are using skincare products that do more harm than good. There are so many skincare products out there with chemicals and fragrances that do immediate and long-term damage to your skin. Using a moisturizer with alcohol and water as two of the most abundant ingredients is sure to leave your skin dry with residue that can inflict more damage if left on for too long. To top it off, most of these “miracle creams” and chemically-laden products have to be used constantly because they do not soothe or solve any skin problems. Using a natural product with no chemicals and fragrances is best.