Our skin has different needs at different times of our lives, but looking after it is always important. As the largest organ in the body it’s something that shouldn’t be overlooked, and healthy skin should be as much of a priority as all other aspects of health. By doing so you’ll maintain youthful and beautiful skin for as long as possible, and also avoid a range of skin issues. Here are some things to bear in mind for maintaining great skin.
Stick to a Skincare Routine That Works For You
The earlier you start a skincare routine, the better. Moisturiser, SPF, eye cream and lip balm are just a few of the essentials- although the actual products you will need to use will vary with age. In your teens and twenties, you’ll be able to get away with less expensive and fewer products, the aim being to keep your skin clean and hydrated. Into your thirties and forties you may want to consider products with active anti-aging ingredients, and then into your fifties and beyond there may be additional products you want to add too. White Plus Brightening Emulsion, for example, would help reducing age spots, which can be a problem with people with fairer skin. Especially if you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun throughout your life. Do some research into each of the products you buy, then create a routine that works for you. Most importantly, be sure to stick to it- use products every morning and evening for the best results.
Go For a Facial
Going for a professional facial every now and again is beneficial for your skin at any age. Not only will it be thoroughly cleaned, moisturized and pampered but the salon can also diagnose your skin type as well as suggest products that will work for you. It’s recommended to go for one every season, but even once a year will do a lot of good. Some clinics offer things like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and other treatments so you could even go a step further and have something like this done.
Speak to a Dermatologist
There are a huge range of common skin conditions people can suffer with. Eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea– these things can all knock your confidence. Instead of putting up with them or trying to treat at home, it’s so worth speaking to a dermatologist or your GP. Sometimes the causes aren’t due to the surface of the skin but instead internal workings of your body. If you have a hormone imbalance for example, nothing you use on the surface is going to properly treat or get rid of your acne. Whether your condition has come on suddenly or you’ve been dealing with it for years, don’t suffer any more. Be brave and take that first step which is getting a diagnosis and help from a profession.
How do you maintain great skin? Do you think of your future self when it comes to looking after your complexion?