“Proper skincare is important because our skin is the largest barrier against infection that we have. Keeping our skin healthy and moist helps keeps this barrier strong. When the skin gets dry and irritated by harsh soaps or products, skin cracks can occur, this makes us more prone to infection!”
With that being said, I want to write this post not only for you but for me too, to point out the importance of skincare and having a routine. You don’t have to have an intense 200 step routine, but there are a few things that is very important to include in your daily skincare. A proper routine consists of cleanse, correct, hydrate and protect.
Let’s start with the obvious – Cleansers
Now, using a bit of water and a facecloth isn’t enough to remove bacteria, pollutants, excessive sebum and dead skin cells the skin gathers every day. We should cleanse our faces twice a day and after sweating. After a workout or a sweat, use a gentle cleanser! For regular cleansing, use a cleanser suited for your skin type. Regular cleansing keeps your pores clean and reduces the chance of breakouts or a dull complexion. Make sure to use a cleanser that keep the skin hydrated and supple!
A skin corrector is used to treat a specific problem you may have, like discolouration, puffy eyes, dark circles, etc. Most skincare brands or lines have correcting products that are specific to what they treat, for example a rejuvenating serum to reduce fine lines or wrinkles.
Make sure to use serums and moisturizers that hydrates from the inside out and not only the outside. Dehydrated skin and dry skin are 2 different problems. If your skin is just dry, it will appear dry and flaky. If it is dehydrated it will feel tight after cleansing it. Go see a skincare specialist regarding your skin issues and they will know exactly what to give you.
ALWAYS put on sun protection! And if you are going out and about, apply it 30min prior to going out. UV rays are the enemy when it comes to our skin! Sun damage cannot be reversed – so once the damage is done, it’s done.