Simple Steps Make All the Difference
Follow these easy steps to keep your skin healthy and radiant.
- Bathe in warm – not hot – water using mild cleansers that don’t irritate. Wash gently. Don’t scrub.
- Keep skin from drying out by drinking plenty of water and using gentle moisturizers, lotions or creams.
- Practice sun safety to prevent skin cancer, whatever your skin color or ethnicity. Limit exposure to the midday sun. Wear protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats and long sleeves. Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher and with both UVA and UVB protection. Avoid sunlamps and tanning booths.
- Check your skin for sun damage. Tell your doctor about changes on the skin, such as a new growth, a sore that doesn’t heal or a change in an old growth. Ask your doctor how often you should have a clinical skin exam.
Source: Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services