External Factors and Skin Type

External Factors and Skin Type

You’re doing all you can on a daily basis to make sure your skin is properly cared for, but it’s not just about what you’re putting on (and in) your body that can affect your skin. It’s also about other external factors, ones that you may actually be surprised just how much they have to do with how your skin looks and feels, not just in the short term but the long term as well. Let’s talk about just some of the external factors that can influence your skin and what you can do about them.

Temperatures
The hot and cold temperatures can have an unpleasant effect on your skin. For example, during the summer, you may notice that your skin is more oily or in the winter, the cold temps may make your skin feel incredibly dry. The changing temperatures is one of the most important reasons that you must come up with a custom skin routine that works best for you for each season.

Products
The products you use on your skin can certainly have an effect. For example, products that contain alcohol could really dry out your skin which is one of the reasons why many opt not to use them. However, using products such as aloe vera could leave the skin feeling soft, soothed, and moisturized. Make sure to read all the ingredients in the products before purchasing.

Sun Damage
It’s pretty incredible how much of an effect the sun can have on your skin. You may notice changes such as your skin getting sunburned or dry and itchy, or you could notice sun damage in the form of wrinkles, age spots, or even possibly skin cancer. That’s just the beginning of the effect the sun can have on your skin.

Improper Skin Care
How you care for your skin can have a significant impact on how it looks and feels. For example, if you’re not taking your makeup off every night before bed you may notice more acne on your skin, you might see that your skin is dull-looking and dry if you’re not using a moisturizer every day, or if you’re not applying sunscreen on a daily basis, you might notice your skin getting sunburned, dry, or flaky. One of the best ways to ensure that you’re following a skincare routine that works for you is to visit the dermatologist. The both of you can come up with a plan that’s perfectly tailored to your daily regimen and particular skin.

It’s surprisingly easy to take care of your skin the right way, but in the beginning when you’re implementing changes is when it might be the most challenging until you get the new routine down. It all starts with determining what the right habits are that you’re doing and where your skincare routine could use some improvement. Once you get all that figured out, all you have to do is avoid negative external factors as much as possible while implementing positive changes and you’ll increase your chances of having the skin you desire.

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