Taking Care of Our Skin as Nurses

We always make our hectic schedule an excuse not to take care of our skin. We always say that we are too busy to even find ourselves the right skin care product or regimen. While it is true that work takes up most of our time, it is still not a good enough reason to neglect our skin. Working as a registered nurse or working and taking up a nursing bridge program like a Paramedic to RN course at the same time is definitely tiring. However, we should realize that it is essential that we take care of our body. Having skin that’s dry, oily or full of acne or pimples affects our self-esteem. If we are not happy about how we look, we tend to have low self-confidence.

So, feel better and look better, here are some tips on how to have healthier skin.

Know what type of skin you have. Some have oily skin while some have dry skin. Which one are you?  If you have dry skin, this means that you are most of the time, dehydrated. Remember to drink enough water to help rejuvenate your skin and keep it hydrated. In choosing toners, make sure to get something that are not alcohol-based, as these will only make your skin more dry. It is better to use a cream-based product, so your skin gets rejuvenated and hydrated. If you have oily skin, you are more prone to white heads, pimples and blackheads. Since your pores are slightly large, they attract more dirt. If left neglected or un-cleaned, dirt or makeup gets trapped inside the pores, which in turn becomes blackheads or whiteheads. It is therefore important to wash your face twice a day using a gentle non-foaming cleanser. Wash it off with warm water.

Cleanse, tone and moisturizer. Those are the simple rules to cleaning your face. Use products that match your skin type. If you do not know what products to get, you might want to go to a dermatologist. They can give you advice on what products are perfect for you.

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