Five Tips for Healthy Skin

It protects you, so take good care of it

It measures about 22 square feet. It makes up about 7% of your body’s mass. As your body’s most extensive organ, covering and protecting you, your skin needs a little extra TLC. Here are some of the most important things you can do for your skin.

Don’t expect drinking water to cure dry skin. Six to eight glasses per day is great for your health, but it won’t make your skin less dry: that moisture never reaches the upper layers of the epidermis.

Sleep. Did you know that between 2 and 3 a.m., cell regeneration happens eight times faster than during the middle of the day? The need for seven-plus hours of sleep is no myth; your body — especially skin — uses the time to recover.

Don’t use soap. A moisturizing body wash, such as Dove® Deep Moisture Body Wash with NutriumMoistureTM, or a moisturizing cleansing bar, like Caress® Daily Silk Silkening Beauty Bar, will give you all the mild cleansing you need without robbing your skin of natural, protective oils, as soap can.

Moisturize from the inside out. Linoleic acid, the essential fatty acid in natural oils, especially sunflower-seed oil, is potentially helpful for maintaining the skin’s natural moisturizing processes.

Turn down the heat. A long, hot shower may be stressing your skin. The fix? Shower in lukewarm water for 15 minutes or less. And pat yourself dry — don't rub.

So save your skin. It takes less effort than you think to keep it glowing and healthy all over.

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