By Ecomnnect Editor

The skin, being the largest organ in our body, is unique in many ways, but no other organ demands so much attention and concern in both states of disease and health. There is a huge focus on skin health, with fierce competition to have glowing, clearer, healthier, younger and fresher skin. And this focus can cause secondary problems with self-esteem and mental health.

Not only does the skin hold everything in, it also plays a crucial role in providing an airtight, watertight and flexible barrier between the outside world and the highly regulated systems within the body. It also helps with temperature regulation, immune defense, vitamin production, and sensation.

This is why having proper skin care is very important. Following and maintaining a good skin care routine is helpful to make your skin clean and healthy.

KEY TO SKIN CARE

The key to skin care is consistency and routine, and it can take time to appreciate the changes. A basic regime of daily protection from excessive UV radiation, protection from excessive irritation and drying (by avoiding drying soaps, excess water or irritating chemicals) and aiding of the skin's barrier properties (using a moisturizing protective layer) will result in noticeable improvement in almost all skin.

Normal, healthy skin that is not exposed to excessive physical or environmental insults may not require any specific care or protection, but for those who want to optimize or improve their skin, some basic steps can make a big difference.

Normal healthy skin has many important roles and thus should be treated with care and respect. Many people only start focusing on the skin once there is an abnormality or at least a perceived problem.

Common concerns of the skin include dryness, sensitivity, oiliness, congestion, wrinkles, sun damage and signs of ageing. Although these states are all within the spectrum of normal functional skin, they may be considered problematic if severe or undesirable. 

Switching and changing products and routines is usually counterproductive and will prevent you from seeing expected improvement in time. It's worth looking after your skin, as you'll wear it every day for the rest of your life.

WHAT IS SKIN CARE

Skin care does not only mean having the best and most expensive skin care products. It also means the proper caring for your skin by washing daily, eating the right kinds of food, having enough rest, and a lot more. Skin care is the cleansing, massaging, moisturizing, and etcetera, of the skin, especially the face or hands.

Healthy and glowing skin requires proper nutrition. Beauty experts say that vitamins affect the skin and lack of vitamins can inhibit the body's ability to function optimally. Taking excess vitamins or minerals can be toxic and extremely dangerous. Vitamins which are good for the skin are:

Vitamin E - is a great moisturizing ingredient that repairs dry, rough skin and is a powerful antioxidant. 

Vitamin A - helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes the growth of fresh skin cells. 

Vitamin K - repairs dark circles under the eyes. 

Vitamin C - helps prevent wrinkles and sun damage. 

Vitamin B - promotes a healthy glow and moisture retention.

SKIN CARE AND AGING

Your skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal. Years of sun tanning or being out in the sunlight for a long time may lead to wrinkles, dryness, age spots, and even cancer. But, there are things you can do to protect your skin and to make it feel and look better.

Age Spots and Skin Tags - Age spots, once called "liver spots," are flat, brown spots often caused by years in the sun. Skin tags are small, usually flesh-colored growths of skin that have a raised surface. Age spots and skin tags are harmless, although sometimes skin tags can become irritated. If your age spots or skin tags bother you, talk to your doctor about having them removed.

Bruises - Older people may bruise more easily than younger people. It can take longer for these bruises to heal. Some medicines or illnesses may also cause bruising. Talk to your doctor if you see bruises and don't know how you got them, especially on parts of your body usually covered by clothing.

Dry Skin and Itching - Many older people suffer from dry spots on their skin, often on their lower legs, elbows, and lower arms. Dry skin patches feel rough and scaly.

Skin Cancer - Skin cancer is a very common type of cancer. The main cause of skin cancer is the sun. Sunlamps and tanning booths can also cause skin cancer. Anyone, of any skin color, can get skin cancer. People with fair skin that freckles easily are at greatest risk. Skin cancer may be cured if it is found before it spreads to other parts of the body.

Wrinkles - Over time, skin begins to wrinkle. Things in the environment, like ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, can make the skin less elastic. Gravity can cause skin to sag and wrinkle. Certain habits, like smoking, also can wrinkle the skin.

With eComnnect's Ravjuve beauty products, your skin is assured to be taken care of.