5 facts about your skin you need to know

Do you know what causes pimples or how the skin changes throughout the day? Find out the answers to these questions below and learn how you can deal with some of the most common problems!

1. Your skin works as a temperature regulator

Your skin quickly recognises a change in the temperature; when it gets colder, your pores decrease in size, as do the blood vessels, so that the body loses as little warmth as possible. When the temperature around you increases, the opposite happens; more blood will flow from your body to the surface. You start to sweat, and when the sweat evaporates, you will start feeling cooler.

2. Your skin is constantly renewing itself

Every day, your skin gets rid of dead skin cells. When you go to sleep, your skin begins a natural process of exfoliation. The result is a new, healthy layer of skin every 28 days. However, dead skin cells remain on the surface of the skin. To remove them, you should exfoliate once or twice a week with a gentle, scrubbing body care product, and make sure to use a body lotion or body serum after. This way, you’ll keep your skin smooth, hydrated and healthy.

3. Pimples and acne aren’t caused by your diet or dirty skin

The cause for pimples or zits could be anything from what skin care products you use to medications or hormonal changes; but there are some easy measures you can take to prevent impurities. Wash your face regularly to prevent clogged pores, and make sure anything that touches your skin is clean, such as make-up brushes and towels.

4. Your skin changes through the day

Your skin loses a lot of its moisture while you sleep and is also most sensitive to damaging UV rays during the first hours of the day. Make sure that you both use moisturiser and sunscreen in the morning! Later during the day, there´s more risk of getting zits. Not only does your skin start producing more oil, but if you stress a bit at work, the stress hormones might also increase the risk of a breakout. Make sure to shower after sweating to wash away bacteria that thrive in sweat. Getting a good night’s sleep is also essential for the wellbeing of your skin.

5. Your skin says a lot about your health

Being the biggest and most visible organ, your skin can tell you a lot about your health. A change in your skin could be a warning sign of allergies, bacterial or viral infections and even skin cancer. Keep track of moles, consult a doctor if you spot any abnormality and pay attention to rashes or itchy skin, too. Check moles for the ABCDEs of skin cancer (asymmetry, border, colour, diameter and evolving).

The correct skin care is essential and knowing more about your skin makes caring for it way easier! Do you want to easily protect your skin? Use IONIQ One technology and enjoy a mess-free way to apply our IQ body care. For more body care tips, download our IONIQ Skincare App, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook!