Importance of skin care
The skin is the largest body organ,and it should be taken care of not only cause of appearance but due to the numerous responsibilities it has.
Did you know that your skin says a lot about your health?A trained dermatologist can detect breathing problems,dehydration,hormonal fluctuations and many more health related issues by observing your skin. Skin care is important as it prevents problems such as acne and dark spots.
steps on skin care routine
Know your skin type
Knowing your skin type is very essential in skin care because it determines the products you will use. There are four skin types;
Oily-These types of skin are shiny due to production of too much sebum(oil). If you have this skin you should go for non-comedogenic products.
Dry– For this type of skin you need moisturizing product like petroleum jelly.
Sensitive-If you have red and irritated areas which are painful when touched,you should avoid products with fragrance,and alcohol.
Normal-If your skin isn’t too dry,oily or sensitive you need hydrating products.
Cleanse your skin
Cleansing rids skin of dirt and allows it to breath. When cleaning you should use lukewarm water and a gentle face cleanser. Rinse then pat dry after cleansing.
Toner absorbs liquid that helps to remove excess dirt and also corrects the skin pH.Toner is important for oily skin and/or skin with acne as it prevents pimples.Apply the toner with a cotton making sure no part is left out.
It is believed that serum gives the skin a firm,smooth texture,making pores seem smaller and also increases moisture levels. There are different types of serum. The solutions of serum include Anti-aging,Antioxidants,Hydrating serums and color-correcting serums.
Moisturizers provide your skin with healthy hydration to stay soft. Moisturizing is important even for oily skin since a lack of moisture leads to more oil production for compensation.
Sunscreen protects against sunburns,dark spots and wrinkles. This helps maintain a more even skin tone.
Habits for a healthy skin
Drink plenty of water
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water is good for skin since water flashes out toxins from your body. This leaves your skin clear and free from dirt..
Did your mother ever tell you that eating right brightens your face?…well,it actually is true.It has been discovered that Foods such as fish,avocados,and vegetables makes your skin glow while sugary,dairy and fried foods are believed to cause acne.
We all want to have a skin that glows. I believe that looking good boosts our confidence and other people’s first judgement of us. Skin changes takes a while to start showing hence,it is very necessary to be patient and persistent.