Your Skin’s Guardian Angels

Most people will run crying to a doctor at the first sign of trouble on their skin, be that a rash, an allergy or acne. Few people will question or take time to examine their skin care practices to make sure that they are taking care of their skin the proper way period. Here are some tips to help you avoid embarrassing situations where you run for medical care only to find that a simple home remedy could have gotten you better.

How Do You Dry Yourself?As silly as that question sounds, the towel you use to dry yourself can actually say a lot about the way your skin looks. Hand towels in Singapore are the best way to ensure that unnecessary germs do not get on your face and create acne. People who use the same cloth to dry their hair and body run the risk of transferring dandruff onto their face. Result? Massive breakouts. Always dry the cloth or towel in the sun after using it to absorb the moisture in your body or hair. If sun drying is not an option every day, air dry inside, but put it out every few days to avoid fungus on the towel.

Change Your Primary Care Products OftenAnother problem that people face is allergic reactions on their skin caused by old products. This is especially true of sports men and women who might forget to change their sports towels as often as they should that is high water absorbent. Depending on the frequency of use, they should get a new one every 2-3 months. Many people also forget that their makeup products are past the recommended one year of use expiry date and keep using them although they no longer work as they are supposed to. Old skin care products, especially powders, are highly susceptible to fungus and therefore should be disposed with as soon as they reach their sell-by date.

Be Kind to Your SkinBe careful when you buy skin care products. Some of them have harsh chemicals that may damage your skin more than help it. Others may be good for your best friend but totally ruin your complexion. Use organic and homemade remedies as much as possible. They may be more expensive but will be better for you in the long run. Eat a lot of fruit as the vitamins and fibre in it will be good for your skin; you can also throw out the expensive and unnecessary fruit-based face packs sold by beauty care companies. Always patch test any new product before using it, be it a deodorant or lotion or body spray. More than anything else, drink water. The body needs several litres a day for simple survival and it needs more to keep your skin glowing and looking fresh every day. So make sure that you drink as much water as you can.