WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A SKINCARE REGIME
Posted on 15 April 2020
There are many reasons why you should create – and stick to – a skincare regime. We all want our skin to look and feel good. But we don’t always realise how hard it has to work, or why taking good care of it is so important. Did you know that the skin is the body’s largest organ? It’s the barrier that protects us from harmful microbes, toxic substances and pollution, as well as the external elements (cold, wind and sun). Skin regulates our body temperature, and allows us to feel sensations such as warmth, touch and cold. It achieves all this (and much more!) in spite of a top layer that averages the thickness of one sheet of paper.
The right daily skincare routine will help you to maintain your skin’s general health, allow it to function at its best, address any specific concerns it may have, and keep it looking and feeling great. Your routine doesn’t have to be hugely complex or time-consuming. It simply needs to be tailored to your skin type – and it needs to occur regularly! In other words, work out what your skin needs, and then provide it, consistently.
All skincare routines should include a gentle but thorough cleanser. All skincare routines should also include a sunscreen (regardless of how much, or how little time you’re planning to spend outdoors). Other important components include serum, moisturiser, masks, eye cream, toner, exfoliator and repair products. These are all available in different formulations, with different active ingredients, to suit different skin types and their individual needs. You might not need them all – or you might need more than one type. Skin doesn’t stay the same. Its needs might change for any number of reasons (age, hormones, pregnancy, even different times of the year). After all, you don’t wear the same outfit every day. A versatile skincare ‘wardrobe’ achieves the best results.
Remember, your skin is unique – so what works well for your best friend might not be right for you. Assess your needs honestly, then spend a little time curating a skincare regime that’s designed to deliver everything your skin needs. Products chosen at random, and applied infrequently, won’t achieve anything. The principle is really pretty simple: take good care of your skin, and it’ll take good care of you!