Skin care: 5 tips for healthy skin

1. Protect yourself from the sun
One of the most important ways to take care of the skin is to protect the skin from sunlight. Lifetime exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems, and increase the risk of skin cancer.

The most comprehensive sunscreen:

Use sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply it every two hours-or apply it more frequently when swimming or sweating.
Seeking shade. Avoid basking in the sun between 10 am and 4 pm, when the sun's rays are the strongest.
Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly knitted long-sleeved shirts, trousers, and wide-brimmed hats. You can also consider laundry additives, which can provide an extra layer of UV protection for clothes during a certain number of washes, or special sunscreen clothes-specifically designed to block UV rays.
2. Don't smoke
Smoking can make your skin look older and cause wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layer of the skin, reducing blood flow and whitening the skin. This also consumes oxygen and nutrients in the skin that are important for skin health.

Smoking also damages collagen and elastin, the fibers that give the skin its strength and elasticity. In addition, repetitive facial expressions while smoking — such as pursing the lips and squinting when inhaling to prevent smoking — can also cause wrinkles.

In addition, smoking increases the risk of squamous cell skin cancer. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit smoking. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you quit smoking.

3. Care for your skin tenderly
Daily cleaning and shaving can cause damage to your skin. Keep it mild:

Limit bath time. Hot water and a long shower or bathtub can remove oil from the skin. Limit bath or shower time and use warm water instead of hot water.
Avoid using strong soaps. Strong soaps and cleansers can remove oil from the skin. Instead, choose mild detergents.
Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, please apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. Use a clean, sharp razor for the most appropriate shave. Shave in the direction of hair growth, not against it.
Pat dry. After taking a shower or bath, gently pat or dry the skin with a towel to keep some moisture on the skin.
Moisturize dry skin. If you have dry skin, use a moisturizer that suits your skin type. For daily use, consider using a moisturizer that contains SPF.
4. Eat a healthy diet
A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. The link between diet and acne is unclear-but some studies have shown that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates may promote the skin to look younger. Drink plenty of water to help keep the skin hydrated.

5. Manage stress
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and cause acne and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy mindset — take steps to manage your stress. Get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, shrink your to-do list, and make time for the things you love. The results may be more compelling than you expected.