It’s a Skin Thing

Like women, our skin comes in all different colors, textures, and conditions. Your face is the one part of your body that is pretty much always on display. This means your skin is always exposed to the elements, i.e., harsh winds, rain, or summer sunshine. So important to take care of it both inside and out. 

For most women (and some men!), a good skincare routine is a vital part of their day and it’s not just to prevent spots. Having a solid way to care for your skin will mean brighter, fresher, more elastic skin. Caring for your skin isn’t difficult, however, it does require some kind of commitment. So, if you’re looking for ways to care for your skin and get it looking its best (especially since it will arguably be out in the open more during the summer) here are some tips and tricks:

  • Get Healthy. It’s not a hard one here, but if you smoke or drink, it’s time to cut back. Smoking doesn’t just affect you on the inside, it can also have a big impact on your skin. The blood vessels narrow, which deprives the skin of necessary oxygen and nutrients. This then leads to a loss of elasticity and a general droop. 
  • Be Mindful of your Soap. So many to choose from –  some promise to moisturize, others have microbeads that can scrub and cleanse your pores. Some soaps can actually strip the skin of its natural oils, which can leave your skin feeling dry, and potentially sore. The skin still needs some of the natural oil to stay healthy, so choose a product without perfume and use warm, not hot water to clean your face.
  • Plan a spa day. Everyone loves a spa day, but these can be expensive. Microdermabrasion at home is rising in popularity – find some really great, natural face masks here that you can use in the comfort of your own home. Treat yourself + save money on a Sunday.
  • Sunscreen. The sun is a great way to soak up some vitamin D, but if you’re not using sunscreen to protect yourself, you could really put yourself at risk. Layer on the SPF whether you’re heading to the beach, or, spending the afternoon in your backyard.

Your skin is important – it’s the biggest organ of your body! What products do you incorporate into your skincare routine?

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