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Important Skin Care Tips

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The skin is the largest organ in your body, and it is also the most exposed and vulnerable. This article will provide you with some helpful tips to ensure that you are taking proper care of your skin. Remember to visit www.dermatologycare.ca for more helpful tips on caring for your skin, hair, or nails. Below are some practical and common areas where you can improve your skin care regimen:

Proper Hand Washing:

Regular hand washing is critical in reducing the number of bacteria and viruses that you will be exposed to. First, wash your hands in warm water for at least 15 seconds. Use soap, and rub your hands together until the soap foams. Don’t neglect the areas between your fingers, and under your fingernails. Wash off the soap residue, and dry your hands using a clean dry towel. If you are using a public washroom, consider the tap and faucet to be contaminated, and use a paper tower to turn off the taps, or to open and close the door.

Washing your face:

First, use tepid water to wash your face. Cold water will cause blood vessels to open, as it’s a mechanism designed to keep your skin temperature constant. Hot water can cause broken capillaries, or even burn your skin. Always use water that is lukewarm for washing.

What about Cleansers?

Skin cleansers can help clean dirt and oil from your skin. Washing with water alone only removes up to 65% of contaminants in your skin. The cleansers can help to remove the extra bacteria, cosmetic products, dead skin cells, oil, and dirt, working as an emulsifier. Remember, however, that cleansers can become irritants, so make sure that you are using the appropriate product for your skin type.

Rinsing and Drying:

Cleansers can cause your skin to dry up, or become irritated if not used properly. It is common to leave cleansers on the skin if you have not rinsed thoroughly. This can damage your skin, so make sure that you rinse well, and remove all the cleanser. After a thorough rinse, dry your face gently by patting it with a towel. Do not rub, as this can dry or damage the skin, causing redness or breakouts. Gentle is best when drying, and can make a significant difference.

If you have Acne:

If you have oily skin or acne prone skin, acne cleansers can help by removing the excess oil from your skin surface. This will allow for easier absorption of topical treatments. Remember, however that acne cleansers also have a drying effect on the skin, and excess use will lead to irritated skin. Read the label, and use acne cleansers only for the specified amount of times per day.

Make-Up Removal:

Many make-up products can become irritants to the skin if left on for too long. Depending on your skin, they can also become allergens, or a cause of breakouts. Ensure that you remove make-up thoroughly before sleeping. 

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