Tips for bathing and the care of the skin

Bammy By Bammy, 31st Jul 2018 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Majority of people gives the skin too great protection and thus weaken it. And the result is that it degenerates and partially loses its function with consequent hurt to the individual’s health. Very few people realize how important it is to give the skin the necessary attention.

Care of the skin and tips for bathing

The functions of the skin are; to protect the underlying structures, to regulate the heat, to serve as an organ of respiration, to serve as an organ of touch and thermal (the rising current of warm air) sensation, to secrete and eliminate various substances from the body and to absorb. The heat regulation is rather automatic. When the external temperature is high, there is a relaxation of the skin. The pores open, the perspiration goes to the surface and evaporates, therefore cooling the body. When the surface is cool the skin condenses, closing the pores and conserving the heat. Radiation always takes place, except when the temperature is very high.
The sense of touch and the ability to feel the heat and cold protect us from untold numbers of danger. They are a part of the instrument which enables us to adjust our selves to our environment. A small amount of water can be absorbed. And in the case of malnutrition in children, olive oil to be rubbing more often will bore helpful. It is impossible to have a perfect health without good skin. A healthy skin cannot be had without giving it some care.
A bath must be taken often to ensure cleanliness. And the use of warm water and soap may not be used more than once or twice a week under ordinary conditions. If the soap use, causes itching, it is well to use a small amount of olive oil in the body afterward, rubbing the skin thoroughly and going over the body with a soft cloth after the oil is the rub, thus removing the oil which would otherwise stain the clothes. But if the skin is not kept clean, the millions of pores are liable to be partly stopped, by which it results in the retention of a part of the excretory matter within the skin, where it may cause enough irritation to produce some form of cutaneous nerve disorder or the skin may through disuse become so inactive that too much work is thrown upon the other excretory organs, which may also become diseased from overwork and excessive irritation.
Some soap is irritants. But whatever kind of soap is used, it should be rinsed off thoroughly, for if some it is left in the pores of the skin, roughness or mild inflammation may result. A mother should be especially careful about the soap used for babies; she should avoid all highly colored and cheap perfumed soaps. Either to take a daily sponge bath or not is of no great importance, and each individual can suit himself anyhow he or she wants it. If there is a quick reaction and a feeling of warmth and well-being following a cold sponge, it is okay. But if the skin remains blue and refuses to react for a long time, which means the cold sponge bath is harmful.
The sponge bath has practically no value as a cleanser, but its chief virtue consists in stimulating the circulation of the blood and the lymph in the skin. In the time of heat, it is cooling. It is important to have good surface circulation, but this can also be achieved by means of dry rubbing. The rubbing is more important than wetting the skin. A skin that is rubbed enough becomes so active that it practically cleans itself, and it protects against colds and other diseases. Hot baths are weakening and relaxing, therefore, weak people should not stay long in the hot bath. Cold baths are stimulating to strong people and depressing to those who do not react well from them. If a very warm bath is taken, there should be plenty of fresh air in the bathroom and it is well to sip cold water while in the bath and keep a cloth wrung out of cold water on the forehead.


Bathing, Skin Care Tips, Skin Health

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