What Can I Do to Take Better Care of My Skin? | AFC Urgent Care | Portland

National Healthy Skin Month is in November. Did you know that the skin is your body's largest organ?

During this month, our team at AFC Urgent Care wants you to know why skincare is so important, as well as what steps you can take to establish a skincare routine that works for you!

Why Should You Care for Your Skin?

Of course we want our skin to be as healthy as possible for years to come. Who wants to look older than their numerical age?

However, skincare is more than just trying to keep a youthful appearance. Skincare is important because our skin is the first barrier we have against infection.

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Common Skin Conditions

  • Eczema

  • Diaper rash

  • Seborrheic dermatitis

  • Acne

  • Rosacea

  • Warts

What Can I Do for Healthier Skin?

This is a bit of a trick question! Many of the same basic principles of living a healthy lifestyle will help promote healthy skin. So exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, get plenty of sleep and don't smoke.

But there are also some skincare basics that can help you to keep your skin healthy and supple.

Best Practices for a Skin Care Routine

  • Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, year-round.

  • Always remove makeup before going to sleep.

  • Wash your face once or twice daily and follow with moisturizer.

  • Choose products that are suited to your skin type.

  • Avoid products or situations that are irritating to the skin.

Wondering what the rash on your skin is? Visit AFC Urgent Care today! No appointment is necessary.