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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dial Diaries: Week 3 Skin Care

Sunblock is the #1 tool most dermatologists recommend for preventing skin cancers and premature aging. If you want a tan, you can get it from a bottle or bronzing powder. Once you have embraced the daily SPF, then good skin care really boils down to two steps: Cleansing and Moisturizing.

When I was younger I loved a good tan this includes unsafe tanning practices. But now as I am older I realize the effects that the sun can have on my skin. Remember in the movie There's Something About Mary & the older lady who looked like a wrinkled up hot dog? Well this is something I really don't want to look like when I get that age.

Yes a tan makes you look younger etc., but it's the lasting effects that makes tanning not worth the risk. But just everyday tasks such as a jog or walk can also damage your skin if you don't apply some sort of protection. I make sure the kids have sunscreen on even if we are going outside to play or for a nice long walk.

Another thing I have noticed when I do apply sunscreen fairly often is my skin. Sunscreen makes my skin kissably soft with no dryness & I believe the sunscreen even helps protect somewhat against chlorine in the pool.

Your facial cleanser should match your skin type and age. Your body wash should gently cleanse without stripping your skin of important oils and moisture. Choosing a body wash like Dial® NutriSkin™ will allow you to cleanse and moisturize in just one step. If you choose to use a separate moisturizer, use it directly after the shower while your skin is still damp. The moisturizer will seal in the water droplets for added hydration. In addition to the smart skin care choices you make, drinking water and eating plenty of fruits and veggies is extremely important in keeping your skin well-hydrated.

Since I hit my 30's I have started to moisturize my face. When I was younger I never touched my face because of sensitivity issues but now I'm not as bad with breakouts. I never completely dry off when applying lotion or moisturizer after a shower. I learned this a very long time ago & this tip is probably one of the best tips I have ever received. You will notice a remarkable difference within the first week.

But be careful when you cleanse your skin because you don't want to strip your skin of the "good" oils which could lead to bigger problems :)

btw, make sure you drink lots of water!!

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My question is has anyone every used the Sunlight Lamp during the winter?


Shannon Foster said...

I used to tan in a bed all the time when I was younger...wish I hadn't now. I only tan out of a bottle these days

Tatum said...

I know I wish I knew also :(

Jeanie said...

I've never tried tanning in a bed but I have tried to sunbathing at the beach once in a while. Maybe the next time I venture to wear shorts or a bathing suit I'll try some bronzing/tanning spray. Thanks for the info!

cstironkat said...

I use olive oil to remove my make-up it leaves my skin so soft and smooth. I too use sunscreen and since I'm very fair I have never tanned.

Fruits and veggies are good for you skin too, along with drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep.

Owen's Mom said...

Ugh... I wish I could go back in time and redo my college years. I salon tanned almost daily. Have you seen people who have over tanned? Ick... they look like leather.

I have such a hard time finding the right skin care regime. Skin also changes as we age, so what worked in school, does not always work while pregnant or post menopausal. Thanks for the info.

Kellie Conklin said...

I agree 100 percent about the tanning and sunscreen! I am in college and am one of my only friends that doesnt spend half their week in the tanning salon! It is so important to wear sunscreen and take care of your skin so that it will remain healthy! Thanks for the tips!

miriama said...

Not only did I use to tan in a tanning bed, I owned one!