Updated May, 2020
Don't you find it unfair that some people have effortlessly immaculate skin? They may have won the genetic lottery or they may be on a special diet. Or perhaps, they follow a rigorous skincare ritual that enables them to have poreless, supple, and blemish-free skin.
Before you get discouraged, it is important to know that we all have different skin. Some may have normal skin, which is neither dry nor oily. Some have oily skin and are prone to clogged pores and breakouts. And there are those who have dry skin and are in need of intense hydration.
The way you take care of your skin should be based on what skin type you have and not based on what's "in" or what your favorite celebrity is doing.
So, if you want to have better skin and if you want your skin to age beautifully, it is best to start establishing a routine.
Here are reasons why taking care of your skin should be your topmost priority:
Neglect now, Pay later
They say prevention is better than cure and that is true especially in skin care. If you want to save money on expensive skin repairs in the future, you may want to take better care of your skin more seriously. Giving attention to your skin now is not only for visual purposes, it will also prevent you from worrying about deep wrinkles, acne scars, advanced skin aging, skin discoloration, and even skin cancer.
Skin issues resulting from neglect or lack of skin care may take more time (and money!) than just involving yourself in a daily skincare routine.
Your Natural Barrier from the Pollutants in the World
Yes, that is right. Your skin is your first line of defense from the environmental pollutants. Just imagine dust, smoke, fumes and other harmful elements getting into your body. Your skin is the natural barrier that protects you from all these hazardous factors and it is just right that you protect your skin by taking good care of it.
Don’t be too lazy to wash your face and remove makeup at night. You don’t want all those dirt and grime smeared on your pillowcase! (And speaking of, change your pillowcases weekly and if you can, invest in silk pillowcases. These are great for avoiding wrinkles!)
Fresh Canvas for Your Work of Art
Applying makeup is an art. You can come up with a bunch of different looks or enhance your natural features. But if your canvas isn’t great, you will still end up with unexceptional results. A smooth and healthy skin is the best base for your makeup. Not even the best or most expensive brand can make you look glowing or beautiful if your skin isn’t in tip-top shape.
Will you feel confident if you have premature wrinkles, skin pigmentation or dark spots especially when you know you can do something to prevent these? We don’t think so! Taking care of your skin helps delay or prevent premature aging. If you take the time to taking care of your skin, you will have a healthy glow and confidence to go through the day.
Healthy Routine is Great for Your Well-being
Developing a habit can take about 21 days. Imagine if you can develop the habit of taking care of your skin, it can also help you establish other healthy routines. If you can commit to be healthy and form your skincare and other beauty routines, it can help you create more habits that are good for you.
What You Do Now Will Affect Your Future
The choices you make today will have a big impact on your future. Forget to wear sunscreen and you may have more wrinkles than most people your age. Or maybe have more age spots. Pick at your skin now in getting rid of pimples and acne scars will be there to haunt you in the future. So, if you want to have gorgeous skin, you have to take actions now.
It’s time to treat your skin with kindness to bring out its natural beauty and glow!