Prevention is better than cure

Skin being one of the major part that protects human body, is also deemed to be one of the most sensitive aspect an individual needs to pay attention to in order to keep it healthy as it helps the skin stay in good condition for a long time, it will also help you look more yoothfull, and finally it is always easier to prevent than to correct. Hence it is necessary for us to take care of our skin.

Here are a few useful tips one could follow to maintain the health of the skin.

  • Ensure to protect yourself from the sun:

This is one of the most important ways used to protect the skin. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. To protect from the rays of the sun, one could,

Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring.

Seek shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest. And ensure to wear protective clothing.

  • Avoid smoking at all cost:

Smoking makes you look old and contributes to lot of wrinkles. In addition, smoking increases your risk of squamous cell skin cancer.

  • Remember to treat your skin gently:

Daily cleansing or shaving can take a huge toll on once skin.  In order to avoid that, one could, limit the bath time as hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm rather than hot water.

Avoid strong soaps as it can remove oil from your skin which is bad for the moisturation of the skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers.

  • Eat a healthy diet:

It is always good to consume lots of fruits vegetables whole grains and lean proteins.

The association between diet and acne isn’t clear — but some research suggests that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin. Drinking plenty of water also helps keep your skin hydrated.

  • Manage stress:

The more stressful one is, the unhealthier it is for a human being. Therefore, always ensure to get adequate sleep, figure out what you love to do and spend the free time in indulging in doing what keeps you stress free.

(Source: www.skincenterofsouthmiami.com, www.mayoclinic.org )

Disability Entrepreneurship And Leadership (DEAL) Foundation works across the districts of Gadag and Bengaluru to promote sustainable livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities.

As a part of our work, we also emphasise on the importance of health and hygiene specifically for the disabled community. To do this, we work extensively with the health authorities such as hospitals and other health care institutions to improve access to healthcare facilities for persons with disabilities.

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