How to Tell If Your Skin Is Healthy
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In our last blog, we wrote about several telltale signs that your hair is healthy and wonderful. As the creators of some of the most advanced hair and skin analysis devices on the market, you can bet that our team at Progen Probe knows a thing or two about scalp and skin health. That’s why, in this blog post, we’ll be following up from the last one — but instead of hair, we’ll be talking about skin.
There is a never-ending list of things you can do to improve your skin health, but before you get started on all that, it’s helpful to be able to diagnose the healthiness of your skin on a day-to-day level. Here are some signs that your skin is probably doing pretty well:
It Feels Good
This is one of the easiest answers, and likely one of the most obvious. But, as with most parts of the human body, it’s probably in pretty good shape if it’s not giving you any trouble. Keep in mind that this isn’t a guaranteed diagnosis of your skin’s healthiness — but, generally speaking, if your skin isn’t bothering you, you’re on the right track.
Does your skin constantly itch? Does it burn or tingle? Do you get weird rashes on the regular, or experience inexplicable pain in your skin? This probably means that something is amiss, and you’d do well to head to your local skincare professional or dermatologist. A skin analysis appointment can go a long way in diagnosing the reasons why your skin is irritating you.
It Has One Consistent Color
People are always stressing about the color or hue they want their skin to be — the popularity of tanning services confirms this fact alone, as many strive to be bronze deities during the summer months. But as a rule of thumb, your skin is at its best when it’s one consistent color all over.
Despite the love that many people have for tanning, UV rays aren’t exactly healthy for your skin, and it’s not ideal for certain regions to be fried by the sun while others are left alone.
But even aside from conscious attempts to alter skin color, there are also naturally-occurring factors which can make your skin discolored. Your skin may develop random red spots throughout the day, or develop permanent spotting with age, especially if you haven’t been proactive about applying sunscreen.
If your skin is less even than you’d like it to be, talk to a skincare professional ASAP! Sometimes it’s too late to remove certain spots, but there are plenty of preventative measures you can take to avoid future damage.
It’s Smooth All Over
When people think of “smooth skin,” they often have the wrong idea. Yes, it is possible to make your skin impossibly smooth and soft if you’re applying certain lotions and creams, but in reality, human skin doesn’t get that smooth on its own. In other words, it’s okay for your skin to be a little more rough than it usually is when you’re loaded with lotion, but the important part is that it’s devoid of irregularities on the surface.
We’re talking about bumps and lesions — blackheads and whiteheads are bad for skin health, and if you have cuts or skin damage, it’s important that it’s being treated professionally so that it can heal to the best of its ability.
Wrinkles also upset the natural smoothness of skin. Wrinkles, of course, are natural, and not a single human will grow to old age without developing them. While there is certainly a genetic factor that plays into wrinkles, bad habits can also expedite the rate at which they appear. There’s a reason why people look younger when they obsessively care for their skin — wrinkles truly can be delayed for years and years if you’re taking proper care.
Your Skin Is Hydrated
Climate will always be a source of frustration to those who are looking for peak levels of skin health. This is especially true in dry climates, where it’s easy for the skin to become dry or flaky if you’re not constantly moisturizing it.
Dry skin can become a pathway to more unpleasant conditions. Dry skin is often associated with itchiness, increases sensitivity, and flaking. Dry skin sheds away faster than healthy hydrated skin, even if it’s not visible to the naked eye. This is another reason why skin analysis services are a boon to skin health — our advanced skin analysis machines can look at your skin on a molecular level, discerning how much of it is shedding, as well as any other underlying issues.
While talking to a dermatologist or skincare professional is your best course of action for dry skin, there are things you can do on a daily basis, such as regularly applying moisture, and drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day. This is especially true if you live in a dry climate — staying hydrated is not only beneficial to your skin, but also your mind and body as a whole!
Skin Analysis Machines for Skincare Professionals
If you work in the skincare industry, whether it be as a doctor, dermatologist, or beauty technician, your practice can benefit from Progen Probe skin analyzer machines. A skin analysis appointment can be the most comprehensive step a person can take in improving their skin health. With the results you get from the skin analysis procedure, you’ll be able to recommend thorough plans to your clients on how to improve skin health.
If you’re not a professional, consider setting up a skin analysis appointment today. Want to learn more about what our skin analyzer machines are capable of? Browse our products today!