You may not be aware of it, but your skin is in deep trouble.
As it ages, its collagen is losing its strength and elasticity, which means it loses its protective layers.
Your skin may look wrinkly or flaky and itchy.
And if you’ve ever been exposed to chemicals, including the sun, bacteria, and fungus, you know that it can feel like your skin feels more porous than it really is.
“The key is getting your skin to relax,” says Dr. Jennifer M. Krieger, associate professor of dermatology and ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
“There are many natural remedies for this issue, but there are also many synthetic products that are widely available.”
She recommends cleansing your skin every day with a natural moisturizer.
And, if you don’t have access to a lot of natural skin care, she says, “try using a vitamin C-rich skin cream.”
These are the basics of skincare that are actually designed to help your skin stay healthy.
To see the full list of dermatologists who treat skin problems, visit the American Academy of Dermatology website.