We all know that the skin is the largest organ in our body, so this should be a clear reason why we should take very good care of it. But there are plenty more reasons to invest in ourselves on the outside
The skin is interesting and quite difficult to understand. No skin is created equal so it’s important to get to know your own and the triggers that cause redness and inflammation. It serves as the protective barrier between what’s inside of us and the outside world. It helps regulate body temperature, and filters everything that we come in contact with and what we eat/consume. It’s constantly growing, changing every day, every minute.
We shed skin all the time and this means that we not only need to have a skin care routine, but we need to do it on a daily basis. Twice a day.
The Future Of Your Skin
The future is now. What you do today affects how your skin will look in five to ten years. As we age, the skin is where it will show first. Age lines and wrinkles start to become more visible as well as puffiness and pigmentation.
Skin Care Routine
Good skin care is important for many reasons:
- It helps your skin stay in good condition.
- It keeps your skin looking youthful.
- It is better to prevent damage than to correct it.
- It boosts your self-confidence.
What is a good skin care routine?
- Cleanser – Wash your face with a gentle product designed for your skin. For dry skin, choose a cleanser that is alcohol-free. If you have oily skin, an oil-free cleanser is best for you. Rinse with warm water.
- Toner – This is a very important stap. It helps regulate the PH Balance, removes any excess residue and provides hydration that is locked in by serums and moisturizers.
- Moisturizer- This should be used after every time you wash your face, even with oily skin. For this type of skin, opt for an oil-free or a gel product.
- Sunscreen – Your moisturizer may have sunscreen but this does not excuse you from applying a separate sunscreen. Use sunscreen even on a cloudy day, or even when inside the house. Choose the one that has a broad spectrum protection, specifically for acne prone skin and at least an SPF 30.
- Exfoliator/Scrubs – These are optional products that can be used in between cleansing and moisturizing. Use these products once or twice a week.
- Serums/AHA’s/VitC – These products help address specific skin issues like redness, dehydration, pigmentation and excessive oil production.
Our skin is an essential factor in self-confidence. When we look good, we feel good. Quality skin care will keep you looking healthy and fresh for years to come. Make sure that you put yourself first by taking good care of your skin on your face and your body. Protect your mental health and give yourself lots of good self care. Use products that are specific to your skin type and do not have acne triggering ingredients.
Always check with a professional qualified skin care specialist for skin care advice and as always, if there is anything I can help you with, don’t hesitate to contact me.