Three Reasons You Need a Skin Care Routine
Skin care is something many people take for granted, often with great pride. It can seem like a high-maintenance luxury that people don’t have the time or inclination for. But, like any other form of self-care, it’s actually more of a necessity than a indulgence. Here are three reasons why you should make time for a skin care routine.
- It keeps you healthy
Skin does more than just keep you from looking scary as you walk around the world. It is our largest organ and it does plenty of work to help keep you safe and healthy. Our skin assists in temperature regulation, prevents infections and helps manufacture vitamin D. Taking care of this barrier is critical to your health. If your skin begins to crack or develop sores, dangerous bacteria can make it inside your body. And since your skin is also one of your body’s detox organs, congested skin can prevent your body from dealing with toxins. Well-lubricated and pH-balanced skin is critical to maintaining overall health.
- It keeps you sane
So many self-care routines take a significant amount of time. If you are busy with a career or a family, the last thing you have time to do regularly is take a vacation or get a massage. However, adding in a few minutes, every day, to give your body a little loving attention can do a lot to reduce stress. Having a routine helps you gain a sense of control when you are feeling anxious; it reminds you that, even for just a few minutes, you are important. Adding a quick facial massage not only helps the products you use work better, but it also helps to release tension in your face. You will probably be shocked at how much tension there is in those small muscles.
It doesn’t have to be long but adding a quick routine of applying nurturing products to your face can do wonders for your stress.
- It keeps you beautiful
Beauty isn’t everything, but the confidence that you look like your best self does do wonders for how you carry yourself. And for those moments where you want to look especially lovely, nothing looks better than healthy skin. No amount of makeup, sparkling jewelry, or trendy outfit can possibly match the natural glow of someone who takes care of their skin. Add a smile and your sparkling personality, and that’s all you need to look as beautiful as possible.
Do you have a skin care routine? What does it entail? Let us know in the comments!