Why skincare is more important than ever before

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Why Skincare is Important

Skincare has become a hot topic over the past few years, with more and more professionals expressing its importance in our everyday lives. Whether it be preventative measures or keeping wrinkles at bay, a proper skincare routine can do it all. 

A skincare routine can also be as simple or as detailed as you want it to be. However, there are some things you need to remember for it to be effective. 

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Why You Need a Skincare Routine

There are three main reasons for needing a skincare routine. The first is to keep your skin in the best possible shape; it keeps your skin looking young and helps prevent damage further down the line. 

Skin Condition 

Your skin reacts very well to being moisturized and looked after daily. It will look and feel softer, be free of blemishes, and using the right products can prevent or quickly eliminate problems such as acne or breakouts.  

Keeps Your Skin Young

While some things are unavoidable, a great skincare routine will leave your skin looking young. While it can’t rewind time, it can certainly make your skin look incredible no matter your age. Wrinkles and sun damage are just two facts that can impact how youthful your skin looks. 

Prevention

The two aspects above can be combined to form the third and one of the most significant benefits of a skincare routine. Starting a routine early in your life gives you the best chance at having healthy and youthful skin further down the line. 

Once again, you can’t reverse the inevitable effects of time, but using the right products will definitely make your skin look better when you are older. 

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Products to Use 

There are five main types of products you should be using every day. While you can add to these by doing masks or facials, you should at least have a bottle of each of these.

 

Cleanser

A cleanser is exactly what it says on the bottle. It is designed to clean your face before applying other products gently. The skin on your face is sensitive; therefore, it isn’t recommended to use regular soap or body wash. 

If you find that your skin is dry, avoid buying a cleanser that has alcohol, as that will dry your skin further. If you suffer from oily skin, avoid a cleanser that has oil.

 

Toner 

Once you have washed your face, you should use toner. A toner is designed to calm and refresh your skin without being so harsh that it takes away your skin’s natural oils and moisture. 

Toners can be used on all skin types and are designed to prepare your skin for moisturizer and allow it to drink it up.

 

Exfoliator 

An exfoliator is important, but it is also something that you shouldn’t use regularly. An exfoliator is designed to remove all the grime, oils, and dead skin cells on your skin. It allows you to “shed” your skin essentially. 

However, exfoliators need to be used with care. They can be pretty harsh and have adverse effects if used too often, or you have very sensitive skin. Use them before moisturizing, and only when you have serious problems such as a breakout or excess oil.

Moisturizer 

A moisturizer allows you to refresh your skin and give it the moisture it may have lost throughout the day. More importantly, it creates a barrier between your skin and the elements, as too much sun and too much cold can be equally damaging.

 

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of the most underrated skincare products around. Your skin is affected by the sun much more than you might think, and if you are out and about every day, your skin doesn’t have to get burnt to be damaged. 

Sunscreen moisturizes, adds a protective layer, and helps prevent sun damage and even skin cancer further down the line. It is highly recommended that you apply sunscreen to all of your exposed skin if you are going out during the day.  

 

Conclusion 

A skincare routine is for everyone; you can benefit from a skincare routine, whatever your gender or age. No matter what condition your skin is in, it is never too late to start looking after it, and you will begin to see results in no time. 

While at times contributed by guest authors, our content is medically reviewed periodically by professionals for accuracy and relevance. We pride ourselves on our high-quality content and strive towards offering expertise while being authoritative. Our reviewers include doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, and even medical students. -----------------------------------

Any information found on the site does not constitute legal or medical advice. Should you face health issues, please visit your doctor to get yourself diagnosed. Icy Health offers expert opinions and advice for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

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