Skincare is important for everyone! It’s not only the concern of certain people but truly all of us. Read my blog post to see how having a proper daily skincare routine is vital for you.
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As a self-improvement blogger, I enjoy sharing self-care tips with my blog readers. In this post, I’ll highlight the importance of regular skincare for everyone…
The skin is an organ
Our skin is the largest organ of the human body, having various important functions…
‘Functions of the skin
Provides a protective barrier against mechanical, thermal and physical injury and hazardous substances.
Prevents loss of moisture.
Reduces harmful effects of UV radiation.
Acts as a sensory organ (touch, detects temperature).
Helps regulate temperature.
An immune organ to detect infections etc.
Production of vitamin D’
– as on the Health and Safety Executive (UK government agency) website.
Skin and age
Caring for your skin is important at every age. While you’re still younger, you naturally benefit from smooth and supple skin texture. As you age, your skin gradually loses moisture and elasticity, resulting in the formation of lines and loss in firmness.
My daily skincare routine
My morning skincare routine consists of cleansing, to remove dust, sebum (the natural oil of the skin), and other types of skin debris. Toning helps remove excess cleanser left on the skin, tightens the pores, firming the skin. Then, I apply a serum (optional), eye cream and a moisturizer. Before going outdoors, my sunscreen is a must, to help prevent sunburn, dehydration and premature wrinkling. I prefer light day makeup, most of the time.
At night, before bedtime, my routine consists of cleansing, toning, application of a serum (optional), eye cream and moisturizer or night cream.
Skincare for men
For the gents, the morning routine is likely to be cleansing, shaving and application of aftershave or another available product, followed by a sunscreen.
Skincare for kids
For the little ones, washing their face with a gentle product, followed by a light moisturizer, sun protection or another available product, adapted to their age (for having tender skin).
Nutrition and proper sleep
I always drink plenty of water daily, consume fresh vegetables, fruits, exercise while breathing fresh air, and prefer having enough sleep (recommended around 8 hours). Children and teens tend to need more sleep, depending on their age.
More skincare products
Other important products to use on a weekly/bi-weekly basis (depending on your skin type), are the scrub, to help remove the layer of dead skin cells, a facial mask for deep moisturization, nourishment and other benefits. Spa products for body skincare include the shower gel, scrub, relaxation bath salts, slimming creams, and more.
The products you choose will depend on your skin type, skin condition, brand preference, budget, media, probably also on your group of friends (peer influence).
Skincare as a therapy
Professional beauty therapy services are offered in beauty salons and spas. You may choose to treat yourself to them or could instead prefer pampering yourself at home, and on a budget. Take the time to relax and unwind during your sessions, whichever you choose!
To sum up, proper skincare is indeed vital for everyone. Our skin is such an important organ, having great functions, and makes us look our best when cared for. Do you have a daily skincare routine? If you know someone who should read this, please share my blog post. Thank you!!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on 24 February 2018, and last updated on 12 September 2020 for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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