What do you think is proper treatment of skin? Do you think it’s constant sunbathing, all kinds of weird creams and maybe a little Botox here and there? Well, not exactly. Skin care is a daily routine before anything else, or at least should be. It’s something we all have to instinctively do on a day-to-day basis to make sure that our skin survives the smoggy city, the cold winter or scorching hot summer.
But is there this one big pill or injection that we can have, which will fix all of these problems with a single step? Is there some miracle solution that’ll make things simple? Absolutely not. As with anything else in this world, if you want to reach your goal, you have to work hard. Having healthy skin is no different.
The Simpler Things in Life
With the large variety of treatments that are developed, with all the research that’s done in the beauty industry, in the end, the simple things turn out to be the most important. Sure: Botox will make your skin smooth and strong, Juvederm can increase volume, Kybella can take care of those little clots of unnecessary fat layers.
But the health of your skin depends on the smaller, simple things that you do or ought to do on a daily basis. Like for example…
Something you most like do in your own little ritualistic way. Everyone has their own way of washing themselves, different ways of feeling comfortable with the cleaning of their skin and different routines that best suit them. But you’d be surprised how much more intricate washing yourself can be.
It’s hard to believe that washing can get any more complicated than a bar of soap and some water, but you really ought to look into the finer details. For example; find a shampoo that best suits the type of hair that you have or find the kind of soap that reacts well with your skin. Don’t just settle for the first thing that falls into your basket at the store; actually try to make an educated purchase and see how far it takes you.
Usually, you’ll have to try some of them before you come to a final decision about which one works best for you or simply consult with a dermatologist who’ll give you more professional advice on the type of products you should be using.
Speaking of products; water isn’t just good for the washing portion of skin care. Water is also important for…
Often taken for granted, moisturizing is how you say “thank you” to your skin for putting up with all the crazy stuff you go through on a daily basis. Think about it: your skin has to work through all that city smog, all the heatwaves, the freezing winds. It goes through so much and the only way to keep it strong in those trying times is to keep it properly moisturized.
Water isn’t just refreshing for you when you drink; you also absorb water. And when water is absorbed by the skin, it makes the skin healthier, stronger and more resilient. The important thing to do is to remember to constantly keep it moist, whether through constant washing or with moisturizing creams. As long as skin’s moist, it does its job.
And you’d be surprised how often skin can get dry. Under a hot summer sun: skin basically cooks itself. In the freezing cold: believe it or not it’s even dryer in the winter if it doesn’t snow. So do yourself a favor and don’t skin out on moisturizing. It’s basically your first line of defense against the elements.
So whether it’s washing, moisturizing or even just drinking water, make sure you have it in you as much as you can. There’s a reason humans can’t live without water.
Watch What Goes In
I’m sure you’ve already heard about a thing called “dieting”. Pretty sure everyone has.
And for a good reason: controlling what goes into your body also allows you to have greater control over your body. Look, if you eat junk food the whole day and don’t watch what kind of nutrients go into you, chances are your body’s going to go rogue and start doing its own thing without your permission.
The skin, the biggest organ on the human body and all, is also greatly influenced by what you eat and drink. Some foods are pretty much superhero fuel for your skin to function better, like veggies, fatty fish, even your favorite avocados are very healthy for your skin.
So if you’re looking for every little bit of improvement, remember that what you consume pretty much echoes right out to your skin. Be a little more mindful of your diet and your skin will thank you for it.
Keeping It In Mind
At the end of the day, being mindful is really the answer to most of the fundamental necessities of skin care. Obviously there’s more to skin care than simply thinking about it, and there’s way more to skin care than simply washing it. But starting from the simple steps of even having it on your mind will help you to think differently about how you approach your body care as a whole.
It really is very easy to take your skin, bones, hair, everything on your body for granted until something starts to feel wrong about it. Which is why it’s just as important to take care of your body as it is to take care of the people around you.
So, just take a little bit of time out of your busy schedule and dedicate yourself to keeping your skin healthy and strong. Make it a part of your daily routine and your skin will stay strong for a very long time.