The American Skin Association just put out a list of the seven habits you need if you want to have healthy skin the rest of your life . . .
- Minimize your exposure to UV light. So wear sunscreen, and avoid tanning beds.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Meaning things like drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, exercising, and not smoking.
- See a dermatologist at least once a year. Or more than that if you have a weird new mole or something.
- Pay attention to your skin, so you’ll notice any changes. Ideally, you should check your skin every day in the shower.
- Use lotion to keep your skin hydrated. Especially after you shower, because it dries your skin out. Men are less likely to use lotion than women, but everyone should.
- Maintain good hygiene. Even if you don’t shower, you should wash your face twice a day.
- Don’t neglect cuts and scrapes. Use antibiotic ointment, so they don’t get infected. And don’t pick scabs, or you’ll end up with scars. (PR Newswire)