While most think a skin care routine is not only costly but time-consuming and high maintenance, in reality, healthy skin is easy to implement and essential to keeping our skin in top shape. Our skin is the most exposed organ of our bodies and continually works at protecting us against the environment and helping to prevent infection. Even the simplest skin care routine can work wonders, with just a few stable products building the perfect foundations. If you need more reasons as to why you should have a daily skin care routine in place, read on to discover why.
1. Skin Sheds Itself Every Day
The skin is the largest and fastest-growing organ of the human body; itâ€™s constantly regenerating and changing itself, meaning that a daily skincare routine is essential to keeping on top of looking after the new layers of cells that are produced daily. The skin we scrub and moisturise every day is essentially dead skin cells, but even lifeless skin cells need to be looked after. Some moisturisers can be too harsh for our skin and strip away the natural oils we need, therefore organic moisturiser is the perfect solution to keeping the natural oils at bay and rejuvenating the top layer of skin, by using organic ingredients you can be sure that the products you are putting on your skin are in its most natural and safest form.
2. Helps with Anti-Ageing
If you think a good skincare routine is only important when you hit your forties or fifties, youâ€™re wrong! In our younger years, the collagen will repair itself, and our cell turnover will work at a higher rate; however, good skin is built in the younger years. The kinder you are to your skin, the kinder it will be to you as you grow older. You donâ€™t need a ton of different products to fight the ageing effect, just a simple face wash, cleanser, toner, exfoliator and moisturiser will do the trick, so if youâ€™re new to skincare, these five products are where you should start.
3. Prevents Breakouts
Breakouts arenâ€™t just for the younger generation. Although it is more common in the younger years, breakouts can happen to anyone. Having a regular and healthy routine will enable you to stay on top of keeping your skin clear and your pores dirt free. The first step to help combat breakouts is to wash your face twice a day, which helps to wipe away dead skin cells, extra oil and impurities. The next step is to use a moisturiser to stop your skin from drying up and peeling. No matter how many times you scrub at your face, sometimes youâ€™re still left with remainders of make-up. Having a five-step routine will enable you to remove every last trace of make-up, keeping your pores clean and in turn minimising the chance of breakouts.
4. All Skin Types are Different
Commonly there are five different types of skin: normal, oily, dry, sensitive and combination. Each has different properties, and your skin can change over time, meaning you can adhere to all of these skin types during your life. Itâ€™s important to understand which one of these skin types you currently have to know which products you should be using daily. If you have dry skin you should opt for richer formula products, whereas if you have oily skin you want to choose products that are going to be gentle and light on your skin.
Â 5.Â Weather Affects our Skin
All seasons will have different effects on our skin, especially with the unpredictable UK weather! Just as we change our summer wardrobe into our winter one, we also need to change the way we look after our skin from season to season. Colder temperatures mean low humidity which strips the moisturise from our skin, drying it out. On the other hand, warmer temperatures mean there is a higher rate of oil in our skin. Created by the increase of UV rays, the oil combines with sweat to leave a shiny finish. In the warmer months, weâ€™d opt for a lighter moisturiser which contains less oil and grease, as we already produce enough natural oils ourselves, while in the colder months a thicker moisturiser is needed to combat the drier air to and create a barrier.
Weâ€™d love to know what your daily skincare routine looks like, so why not let us know via our social media channels! If you need any advice on which skincare products to use for your skin type, donâ€™t hesitate to contact us and weâ€™ll be more than happy to help.