Your skin is easily one of the most important organs of your entire body. Not only is it the protective layer that keeps you safe from your surroundings, but it’s also home to your facial features, a.k.a. “you”. Healthy skin shines and seems to glow with life, while unhealthy skin is dull and pallid in comparison. No matter what age you are, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following a consistent skincare routine will ensure your skin is at its best both now and for years in the future.
But not just any skincare routine will do. It’s important to follow one that is customized to suite your specific skin type and lifestyle needs. Here’s what you need to know about why a good skincare routine is important and how to find what works best for you and your skin.
Your Skin Sheds Daily
Your skin renews itself again and again, shedding millions of old cells daily. This is why a daily routine (instead of a more sporadic one) is so important and will go a long way in keeping your skin vibrant and youthful.
Not following a daily skincare regimen can make common problems like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and deep wrinkles, acne scarring, etc. even worse. But with current skincare products having become so mainstream and affordable, there is no need for anyone to go without! Using advanced skincare products daily can greatly reduce the appearance of these skin issues and, in some cases, prevent them entirely.
The Basics of Skincare
While different people are going to require different skin routines, those looking for the most effective results are still going to want to follow a few basic steps: cleanse and tone, apply serum / moisturizer, and in most cases, use a day/night cream as well as an eye cream. You will want to exfoliate regularly as well in order to help your skin shed old cells and keep its fresh appearance.
While this may seem like a lot, these steps really just take minutes to do. While some results (such as moisturization) can be noticed immediately, others (such as the anti-aging effects) can take some time to appear after a period of consistently following the routine. Likewise, taking care of your skin now can go a long way in terms of preventing future skin problems. Years from now, you’ll be thankful you started following a good skin regimen so long ago.
What’s a Serum?
Serums are a relatively modern invention on the skincare front, having only just become commonplace in the 21st Century. These are lightweight, full coverage products that are designed for specific purposes like anti-aging, pigment correction, brightening, moisturizing, etc. They penetrate the skin’s surface deeply and are often more effective than traditional facial creams. Many are also multipurpose and work to tackle multiple areas and issues at once.
The serum your skin needs will obviously depend on your skin type and the specific issues you face on a regular basis. Keep in mind that it is wise not to mix serums, as this could risk clogging your pores or even causing an unwanted reaction to the different products being put on your skin.
How Do I Know What Products My Skin Needs?
There are some easy, general rules you can follow to find the best skincare products for you! Keep in mind that sometimes there will be a little trial and error involved, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get things right immediately!
Dry skin will obviously require a daily moisturizer (though it is worth noting that most skin types benefit from at least some level of daily moisturizing). Sensitive skin that often experiences redness or undesirable reactions will require gentle products designed just for sensitive types, though it may also benefit from multi-purpose products that prevent a ton of different substances being placed on the skin. Skin of all ages can benefit from anti-aging products, as they will help delay aging effects in younger people and help to reverse or minimize them in older people.
If you’re unsure of your skin type or need a little more assistance, contact the experts at James Anthony Skincare for more information!