I mentioned in an older post that “Our Self” — particularly, our health — is one of our “treasures” here on earth. God gave this world just one YOU, and there is no reason why you should not take care of your self. After all, God loves you and created you for a special purpose, and if we are not OK, how can we do the mission He has entrusted to .us?
So, yes, it’s OK to take care of your self. In this post, let’s talk specifically about how to care for your skin.
Now, just a disclaimer here, I am NOT a skincare expert, and I am not very consistent in caring for my own skin. But I do hope to do better in this aspect, and I’ve gathered a few “simple” tips that I hope you and I will benefit from.
1. Drink more water.
Many skincare advocates say that keeping yourself hydrated is actually one easy, doable way to take better care of your skin. In an article on WebMD.com, dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Ellner was quoted to have said, “Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration.”
As someone who admittedly does not drink enough water every day, this is one tip I must put into practice!
2. Use a moisturizing soap.
We have been using natural, moisturizing soap for our family for quite some time now — soap like Naturali Premium Cold-Pressed 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Soap. As you may (or may not! Ha, ha!) know by now, I am personally a fan of virgin coconut oil or VCO because of its awesome benefits.
Naturali VCO soap has antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties and cleanses our skin thoroughly and naturally. It’s unscented and uncolored to avoid skin irritation, and is gentle enough for babies and kids to use. It also moisturizes your skin — the natural way, of course!
3. Protect yourself from the sun.
The sun can do great harm to our skin if we are not careful, though it is also good to get exposed to sunlight at the proper time. This article from the Mayo Clinic puts it best, with the following tips:
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
- Avoid being under direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Wear protective clothing.
Of course, these are not the only things we can do to care for our skin. If you’re looking for more skin care tips, especially those that dermatologists themselves apply to their own skin care, try checking this article on Prevention.com for starters. 🙂
I pray that these tips will help you somehow — please feel free to share your own self-care / skincare tips below! 🙂