Updated on November 15, 2022
November is celebrated as National Healthy Skin Month. The premise of celebrating this month is to create awareness, educate and help people understand the importance of healthy skin. Your skin is an indispensable part of your body. It unveils a lot about your overall health. In order to keep your health up to a level, it is essential for you to understand this vital organ of your body.
This blog focuses on discussing Skincare Awareness Month, ways to take care of your skin, and the role of Clinical Research in skincare.
Skincare Awareness Month: Role Of Skin
Skin is the largest and most vital organ of the body. The epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layer are the three prominent layers of the skin.
The inner layer known as the dermis consists of the following layers that plays a major role in the body.
- Sweat is produced by sweat glands and is transported to pores in the epidermis by sweat ducts. They assist in controlling temperature.
- Pits called hair follicles are where hairs develop. The management of body temperature is assisted by hairs.
- Sebum, an oil produced by sebaceous glands, protects hair from dirt and microorganisms. The is composed of sweat and sebum.
What Are The Primary Functions Of Skin?
- Provides a barricade of defense against harmful substances, mechanical, thermal, and physical harm
- Prevents moisture loss
- Minimizes the negative effects of UV radiation
- Serves as a sensory organ (touch, detects temperature)
- Aids in temperature regulation
- Acts as an immune system that can identify infections, etc.
- Creates vitamin D
How Can You Take Good Care Of Your Skin?
This National Healthy Skin Month, our aim is to focus on and adopt ways that can make your skin healthy. Some of the tips and tricks that can help in keeping your skin healthy and fresh are:
Advance Your Skincare To Keep Up With Seasonal Changes:
You will want to maintain your regimen when summer gives way to fall while making a few minor adjustments to account for the change in season. Ultimately, whether you like it or not, the variations in humidity and temperature will have an impact on your skin, therefore it’s critical to opt for the appropriate products. You will need something thicker and more moisturizing in the fall and winter.
This Fall, Focus On Your Eating Habits:
Your physical and emotional health and well-being are closely related to your youthful, healthy skin. So, while you evaluate the condition of your skin this Skincare Awareness Month, keep in mind that what you do and consume significantly affects these issues. There is nothing wrong with indulging during the harvest season because there are so many great things to eat. However, some food groups, such as processed foods and foods with a high glycemic index, can aggravate acne, rashes, and other skin conditions. On the other hand, a variety of fruits and vegetables can revitalize your skin. Try to keep a diet journal to identify the foods that are good for your skin and those that aren’t.
Go For Regular Brisk Runs Or Walks:
Additionally, this National Healthy Skin Month, find ways to incorporate regular exercise which is proven to help maintain young, healthy skin. Do your best to get outside and work out for 30 to 60 minutes, five days a week, no matter the weather. Find ways to exercise indoors to keep the blood flowing, even if the weather isn’t cooperative, your body and skin will appreciate it and you will feel energized.
The ideal sleeping weather, which is neither too warm nor too chilly but just suitable for curling up at night, is associated with the fall season. This is great news for your skin because regular sleep is essential for healing your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and many other skin-related benefits. So this National Healthy Skin Month, take advantage of these excellent sleeping conditions while they last and do your skin a favor by getting lots of rest.
Skincare Awareness Month: Importance Of Skincare For Both Men & Women
Skincare is often only associated with women. However, skincare is equally essential for men as this organ plays a similarly vital role in both genders. At any age, taking care of your skin is paramount. In the first few decades of life, the skin produces a lot of collagen and elastin, but then it slows down. To maintain healthy skin throughout your life and keep it looking and feeling its best, establishing a solid skincare routine is crucial.
This National Healthy Skin Month, the goal is to make both men and women take charge of their skin and adopt healthy habits that may aid in maintaining the freshness and juvenility of the skin.
One of the key elements in maintaining good health is protecting our skin from various germs and pathogens that are minute enough to breach the skin’s outer layer and cause significant health problems. This can be achieved by making a habit of washing your hands which are the first point of contact with the face. Other preventive measures include a balanced skincare routine for which you need to first evaluate your skin type. It is very important to understand that choices that work for one person may only sometimes prove to be beneficial for the other person. Your dermatologist has a key role to play in such situations, he/she can guide you better according to your skin type.
In cases of different skin conditions, where you notice unusual activities and symptoms that appear on your skin, your best bet would be to consult your doctor.
The essence of celebrating National Healthy Skin Month is to spread awareness regarding the correct skincare routine and emphasize the dietary habits and lifestyle that play a pivotal role in the maintenance of good skin health.
In light of Skincare Awareness Month, Revival Research Institute is proud to announce that we are conducting Dermatology Clinical Trials in Michigan for various skin conditions like Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema, and more, that may be able to help people suffering from these conditions live a better and happy life