6 Reasons Why Your Skincare Routine Is Important
Our skin is an amazing organ, but it needs a little help sometimes, which is where a skincare routine comes in — and we’re all about keeping it simple.
Here are the main benefits of a good skincare routine, and how to start building one.
- Our skin loves consistency
With skincare, consistency is the magic word. Our skin craves it, and you’ll see better results if you stick to a skincare routine for a month or more. That’s because our skin cells regenerate every 28 days or so.
The good news is, skincare doesn’t need to be complicated. The goal is to cleanse, protect and hydrate the skin. For your face, a cleanser, serum and moisturiser is all you need daily, plus an exfoliator once or twice a week. Your body deserves some attention, too, so find a body wash, scrub and lotion you love, and bonus points if they’re all-natural!
- Our skin needs support
Did you know the skin is the largest organ in the body? It’s really protective, and spends most of time keeping irritants out, like pollution and smoke fumes. While it does an incredible job of protecting us, it can’t do everything. That’s why developing a skincare routine is essential, and why it’s so important to use natural skincare to avoid adding to your body’s toxic load.
Each skincare product is formulated for a specific purpose, and it’s all in the aim of boosting the health of your skin. For example, our skin isn’t self-cleaning, which is where cleansers and body washes come in. They work to unclog our pores and lift impurities from our skin, like oil, dirt and grime. Moisturisers strengthen our skin’s barrier, which not only fights the free radicals that cause premature ageing, but also calms inflammation. When our barrier is weak, we often end up with irritation, redness and blemishes, but using a good moisturiser can prevent that.
- The skin cell cycle gets longer as we age
As we mentioned before, the average skin cell cycle is 28 days, which means your skin sheds to reveal a fresh, healthy layer of skin every month. But while our skin has a natural collagen production, it starts to slow down over time, extending that cycle.
To avoid dull, dry and rough skin, it’s essential to add an exfoliator to your skincare routine. It helps to slough off dead skin cells and keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. Don’t neglect your body! Aim to use the body scrub 1-2 times a week to maintain soft, healthy skin, and lock in all that moisture with the hand and body lotion or body oil.
- It pays to be proactive
Like anything in life, prevention is better than cure. The sooner you can commit to a skincare routine the sooner you’ll start seeing results. By caring for your skin now, you’ll combat skin issues like premature ageing, sun spots and scarring.
It’ll also save you money in the long run as you’ll likely have less of a need for dermatologists and treatments to reverse the effects of poor skin habits, like too much sun exposure.
- Skincare products cater to your skin type
Each skin type has unique needs, which is why it’s important to create a skincare routine that’s tailored to your concerns. A product that worked for a friend (or someone on Instagram) may not work for you, and that’s normal.
If you have dry, dehydrated skin, you want to focus on ultra-hydrating products that help your skin to hold onto moisture. If you have combination skin, you might want to use different products on your T-zone and cheeks. If you’re acne-prone or battling sensitive skin, calming, soothing products are your best bet. And if you have oily skin, you should choose products that mop up excess oil and balance out the skin.
- It complements your lifestyle habits
For your clearest, healthiest skin yet, exercise, a healthy diet and a good skincare routine is the winning combination!
Exercising regularly boosts circulation, reduces stress and adds radiance to the skin, while a diet full of wholefoods feeds your skin the nutrients it needs to thrive. Add natural skincare to your daily routine, and you’ll be on your way to the best skin yet.
Build a skincare routine today
There are so many benefits of a skincare routine, and the best one for you comes down to your skin type. Just remember to nourish your face and body, and stick to a new routine for at least a month to see the most glowing results.
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