As one of your body’s largest organs, your skin deserves a little respect and care. Your skin never gets to rest. It constantly shields your inside from damage from the outside world all while repairing itself as frequently as possible. That’s an awful lot of work for one organ. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to show your skin that you care. Lifestyle changes, good product use, and the cultivation of good habits can all go a long way to helping support your skin in its endless task. That’s ultimately what good skincare is all about. It is simply a matter of knowing what you can do that will best provide your skin with the TLC that it deserves. Most of the things you can do aren’t that complex and should be within easy reach of all of us. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best options available to us so that we have an idea of where to begin.
The product focus of skincare has it’s place, but it is worth highlighting that you can do a lot for your skin simply by remembering to eat a balanced diet. This will provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to keep itself in good health. Furthermore, the support the various nutrients give will also help maintain your skin’s natural defenses against damage. You can make these benefits more pronounced too. All that takes is getting out and exercising. Exercise might not seem to initially connect to showing your skin some care, but it helps to increase your overall circulation. This in turn results in better distribution of nutrients throughout your body so that your skin gets its fair share. In short, a healthy lifestyle supports your skin’s overall health and appearance more than you might think. Remembering this will let you give your skin an often neglected kind of care. Products do still have a place in good skincare though and can keep your skin happy and healthy.
A Good Routine
Skincare routines tend to figure heavily into properly caring for our skin. Good products go a long way and we generally can pick plenty of those out on our own. We don’t always have the best idea of the order to use our products in or that there needs to be a particular order at all. This ends up hampering the effectiveness of our products and lessening how much care we can given our skin. A good skincare routine will typically begin with a rinse and cleanse using warm to lukewarm water to help break up the oils and grime on their skin and clear it away. Exfoliating afterwards is also a good idea if it is time for that in your routine. After this thorough cleaning, you should start by applying your products in order from the lightest to the thickest products. Serums tend to be what most of us will start with thanks to them being more or less liquid while moisturizers will typically be the last thing thanks to their tendency to be our heaviest products. Keeping this in mind will let you care for your skin effectively and provide it with the attention it deserves.
Protect Your Skin
Truly loving your skin means making the effort to properly protect it every day. Regularly moisturizing your skin is necessary as it helps to ensure your skin’s moisture barrier is kept properly intact despite product use and helps your skin avoid drying out and sensitizing. This in turn ensures your skin is better able to remain healthy each and every day. It isn’t enough on its own though. There is also a need to remember to use sunscreen every day. This includes in winter too. Any skin exposed to the sun needs this protection to help minimize the accumulation of damage from sun exposure over time. This damage is eventually what leads to both premature aging and potentially skin cancer. As a result, remembering to apply your sunscreen daily will help reduce your overall risks and keep your skin looking healthy. Try to make sure you always use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher that offers broad spectrum protection to ensure your skin is fully defended. Higher SPFs will contribute more, but after 30 is when you begin to get diminishing returns that make truly large SPF numbers less impressive than you’d think.
Giving your skin the proper TLC it needs to stay healthy and look its best isn’t that hard. Cultivating the right lifestyle and protecting your skin while nourishing it will keep your skin healthy and beautiful for years. Just don’t forget that failing to care for your skin properly will lead to the reverse and mean your skin will suffer. Good care isn’t that hard. All it takes is a little time.