Your skin is one of the most important things on your body and it is your responsibility to practice great skin care. If you are not taking care of your skin, you will begin to notice that your skin becomes leathery, damaged from the sun, and even rough. There are many myths around skin care that you probably never even knew, but more importantly, there are some skin care facts that you should know that may change the way you take care of your skin.
1. Did you know that your skin sheds your dead skin cells on its own? This occurs every 24 hours and your skin is completely renewed by the time you hit 28 days.
2. If all of the nerves in your skin were taken out and stretched out into a straight line, it would total 45 miles of only nerves.
3. Self-tanners actually attract the sun to your skin and it is important that you protect your skin with an SPF before you make your way into the sun.
4. When using an apricot scrub, you can actually tear your pores, if not careful. This is due to the way the seeds of the apricot are shaped.
5. SPF 100 is not actually full protection. SPF is based on a percentage and even though it says 100, it actually works out to 96 total coverage.
6. It is estimated that only 1 out of every 5 teenagers will not develop acne.
7. Healthy skin that is free from rough patches and radiant is fueled by a diet high in vitamins E, D, A, and C.
8. A baby’s skin tone is not fully formed until your baby hits about 6 months of age. Their color tone can change anytime throughout this 6 months.
9. The skin on your body is responsible for 15% of your body’s total weight.
10. The most common reported skin related problems include dandruff, acne, cellulite, skin cancer, and dry skin.
It is important for you to make sure that you are cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your skin on a regular basis. To keep your skin healthy, you should perform a regular skin care routine every day and protect yourself when you go out into the sun.