Technically, dermatitis is any inflammation of the skin, but it most often appears as redness, scaling, dryness and, occasionally, weeping blisters.
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Why does my skin look older when I don't get enough sleep?
YouBeauty answeredThere are several good reasons why your skin doesn’t look its best when you don’t get enough sleep. Nighttime is your skin’s time to repair and restore itself after the day’s assault. “Your skin accumulates toxic damage all day long,” says Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine. While you’re sleeping, enzymes come in, cut out bits of damaged DNA in the cells and facilitate repair. “If you get enough sleep, your skin cells have a chance to rest and refuel for the next day’s battle,” Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas told us.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How should I care for my skin if I have a fair complexion?
This skin type, typical of Caucasians, contains very low levels of melanin, which allows sun rays to deeply penetrate and cause photo-aging, damage that is done to the skin from prolonged exposure to UV radiation. Fair skin has less collagen bundles than dark skin, which means you also get fine wrinkles, but often less sagging. Unfortunately, both wrinkles and sun damage tend to appear much earlier in fair skin types.
Too many people with fair skin fall victim to trying to find the strongest anti-aging products, forgetting about the extreme sensitivity of their skin. Some of these powerful potions do more harm than good and really exacerbate skin conditions, such as rosacea.
The Right Care Routine for Fair Skin
Cleansing: If you have fair skin, you want to stick to the basics. Use a very gentle cleanser in the morning to keep skin soft and prevent stripping it of moisture. At night, use gentle makeup removing wipes.
Morning: Apply a lightweight moisturizer with at least SPF 30 before putting your makeup on to protect your skin throughout the day.
Night: Your evening routine is a good time to refresh the skin and replace antioxidants that may have depleted throughout the day. Try an over-the-counter light retinol product to help firm and get rid of fine lines. For those with sensitive skin, start by using it twice per week. Follow up with a rich, heavy moisturizing cream.
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