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Skin Health

Catching the sun like a boss...

We all love the feeling of the sun on our skin. The wind touching us everywhere, without hindrance of cloth, fabric and all such nasty bit.

There is a downside to modern air, though:

"We are continuously exposed to ozone," said Dr. Giuseppe Valacchi, an associate professor in physiology at the Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology at the University of Ferrara in Italy.

(Source here, article from 2016.)

The air of old isn't as good for us as it used to be. There is a lot of stinky mess in it, bits we can't see but that see (and come after) us. A good thing, however:

"Skin on the body is less susceptible to pollution than skin on the face is."

(From the same article.)

We don't have to go into a frenzy to make sure we're protected against the big, bad and invisible world around us, but apparently it's smart to wash your face properly once in a while. (We all know that, but the article mentioned above gives some insight on the why.)

Having a good mud bath is a good way to clear the pores in your skin. Gently rub it on, let it dry, wash it off thoroughly, and you'll feel fabulous afterwards. The same can be done with rough salts, like the kind you can find in saunas (at least over here). It's a good way to scrub off old skin, and after such a treatment, I feel as if I have new skin.

It's a fantastic feeling.

 

The Mayo clinic also has a few tips on how to keep your skin healthy:
  • Limit bath time. 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. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers.
  • Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
  • Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
  • Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.

Note that not everyone has the same kind of skin, so if you feel something might be wrong or could be improved, find out more about your skin. You have lots of it, you like to expose it to the sun and the wind, so take care of it.

Something I personally advocate also is: don't overdo the showers and baths. Twice a day is overdone. You'll drown and kill all the healthy bacteria that your skin needs. Not a good idea. And don't use anti-bacterial soaps and so on. That will finish the healthy bacteria off with a vengeance. More info on this site, for those interested.

I thought to put this here, for all the bareskin sun-lovers out there.

Stay safe!

Paul

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