It’s a term you probably hear from influencers, friends, family members, or even strangers you meet on the street or the internet several times a day. It might sound like a buzzword sometimes, but it isn’t. Skin care is not a trend. It is a lifestyle.
We all dream of silky smooth skin, free from imperfections. And while our skin usually takes care of itself, it sometimes needs a little help. You can even make that most of the time if your skin is on the troublesome or sensitive side.
So if you’re still on the fence about skincare products and creating a skincare routine you’ll love doing every day, we’ve listed five reasons why your skin will benefit from it. Read on below!
1. Our Skin Needs A Helping Hand
Our skin is the largest part of our body that pretty much protects everything that it’s covering. You can even call it one of the body’s first lines of defense, keeping harmful irritants out, such as smoke fumes and pollution. But unfortunately, while it does a fantastic job at keeping us safe, it’s often limited in what it can accomplish. So let’s return the favor by establishing a skincare routine that our skin will love!
Every skin care product is formulated with a specific goal: improving your skin’s health. For instance, our skin doesn’t naturally cleanse itself; thus, body washes and cleansers are necessary. They work to clear up clogged pores and remove oil, debris, and grime from our skin.
The barrier of our skin is strengthened by moisturizers, which reduce inflammation and protect it from the free radicals that hasten the aging process. When our skin barrier is weak, a good moisturizer can also help us avoid irritation, redness, and acne.
2. Prevention is Far Easier and Cheaper than Correction
Prevention is preferable to treatment when it comes to skincare. You can avoid future invasive procedures by practicing healthier skin habits like applying sunscreen, cleaning your face every day, and using a good moisturizer. Neglect is your skin’s number one enemy! You can easily avoid many skin issues if you’re consistent with your skin care routine.
Making poor skin care decisions can have a long-lasting effect, just as making the correct decisions today might benefit you later.
3. We All Have Different Skin
You probably know someone who has flawless skin but has no skincare regimen at all. Good for them because they probably have great DNA! Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for the rest of us.
Our skin’s health is influenced by our skin type and various factors, which explains why we all require different levels of care than others. It’s also why some products might work for your friend but may not work for you—and that’s perfectly okay!
If you have dry skin, focus on ultra-hydrating products that help your skin retain moisture. You might want to apply different products on your cheeks and T-zone for combination skin.
For those battling acne-prone or sensitive skin, your skin will love relaxing or soothing products. If you have oily skin, pick products that absorb extra oil and balance the skin.
4. Our Skin Loves It When We’re Consistent
Did you know that we shed skin daily? This is the very reason why consistency is the key to successful skincare regimens. If you commit to a skin care program for a month or longer, your skin will benefit from it, and you’ll notice better results.
The good news is that you don’t have to overcomplicate your skincare routine! The goal is to moisturize, protect, and clean the skin. All you need for your face daily is a cleanser, serum, and moisturizer, plus an exfoliation once or twice a week. Of course, your body deserves some TLC, too, so find a body wash, scrub, and lotion you enjoy.
5. Better Skin, Better Confidence, Better Lifestyle Choices
When you look good, you feel good and more confident about yourself. Taking care of your skin lowers your self-consciousness about your appearance. You begin to care less about what other people think of you with higher self-esteem. Instead, you can fully commit to your routine and put in the effort necessary to achieve in life.
With a good skincare routine, you’ll also feel a better sense of self-worth, which will result in less overall stress and worry in your life. You are free to accept problems as they come your way without worrying about a negative self-image nagging in the back of your mind.
Furthermore, obtaining better skin through consistent practice inspires you to invest in other aspects of your health, such as exercise, meditation, or nutrition. Your motivation to make more lifestyle adjustments will increase after you see that your early efforts were successful. From this point on, you’re well on track to hold yourself with pride!
More Than Just Skin Deep
While a considerable chunk of skincare is all about keeping your skin healthy and glowing, it’s more than that. Skincare is self-care, and personal care is self-love in its purest form! With enough research and consistency, your routine can help you improve your overall health.
Lindsey is the author of A Life Well-Balanced, a lifestyle blog dedicated to helping people live a more balanced life – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.