Good skincare can be simple, daily and routine. It paves the way for healthy and graceful aging. Skin has three layers: The epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. The outermost layer of skin is what creates our skin tone. It acts as a shield to protect skin against water and other harmful chemicals that we come in constant in every day. The dermis contains connective tissues, hair follicles and sweat glands. The deepest layer of skin is the hypodermis. It consists mainly of fat and connective tissue.
As the skin’s largest organ, skin serves a variety of tasks. It interacts with the environment and protects your body through insulation. Skin that is well protected and nourished can prevent harsh UV rays and pollution. Skin spots are more likely to deteriorate if precautions are taken early. Other sun damage can be prevented with a regiment of sunscreen and moisturizer.
Skin constantly grows and changes. Skin sheds and naturally cleanses on its own. Drinking plenty of water hydrates skin. Using hot water to clean skin can be dangerous to the health of your skin. Use unscented soaps made without harsh chemicals. The simpler, the better. The less ingredients, the safer. Good skincare reflects the inner health of the individual. It is important to keep a skincare routine that is maintained on a daily basis so skin can move through its natural course.
Wash your face daily, but do not over wash when you feel oily or greasy. Beauty bars are “superfatted”. They contain olive oil or lanolin, which help soften skin. Harsh over-the-counter soaps can be chock full of chemicals. Find a simple bar that suits your skin type and read the ingredients. Five ingredients or less is a rule of thumb for proper face wash. Ingredients such as coconut oil, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, avocado and lemon essential oil are safe options when searching for a face wash. Jojoba oil is a natural make-up remover. Add a drop of water to a drop of jojoba oil before cleansing. Or, use just water in in lukewarm temperatures and spread a thin layer of coconut oil on your skin before bed. Dab tea tree oil on trouble spots but be sure to dilute tea tree oil as it can be a powerful essential oil.
Moisturize – but don’t over moisturize. As we subject ourselves to the outside air and daily activities, our skin dries out. Find a moisturizer that suits your skin type. Using moisturize with no perfume or scent is less likely to cause skin reactions.
Repair, repair, repair. Notice your skin – its fluctuations, levels of moisture and levels of dryness. As you notice changes, make the appropriate changes. Prevention begins with conscious awareness of your bodies changes. In your late 20s, harsh acne routines and products are more damaging than repairing.
Keeping skin healthy now leads to other healthy habits. Increasing daily intake of water will lead to healthier insides and healthier outsides. It’s simple because simple is more.