The skin care routine that you have is not just about removing make-up in a perfunctory way, it can actually mean the difference between skin that looks good and that is healthy and skin that is prone to problems. It is important, therefore, to get into good habits here and to regularly cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin to keep it in the best possible condition.
Doing this will bring you a range of benefits, including:
1. Healthy looking skin — a good skin care routine will simply make your skin look better and will give you a healthy look. Your aim here should be to protect your skin against the rigors of your everyday life. This isn’t just about cleaning off make-up — even if you don’t normally use cosmetics or only use them sparingly your skin will get ‘dirty’ just by being outside. Think about the effects of traffic fumes and the weather for example. So your skin care routine should clean and protect your skin as much as possible to keep it looking healthy.
2. Young looking skin — like our bodies our skin deteriorates with age but a good skin care routine can help slow down the ageing process here. This will simply make your skin look and feel much better. As we get older, for example, our skin loses some of its elasticity so your skin care routine should look to put some of this back to make sure that your skin looks as supple and smooth as possible.
3. Problem free skin — if you don’t take care of your skin then the world will soon know about it! Not taking care of your skin by cleansing it and protecting it from adverse conditions will soon show. You’ll be more prone to zits and blemishes and you may even find that you start to suffer from specific skin complaints and unsightly areas such as patches of dry skin.
Your skin care routine doesn’t have to take up much time or cost the earth in terms of the skin care products that you buy. Most people find that cleansing, toning and moisturizing once a day and doing some deeper cleansing and moisturizing work maybe once a week will help them out here.
The benefits of doing this can simply make you look better. If your skin is blooming then you’ll look healthier and this can make you feel better about yourself. There’s no worse way to start the day, after all, than to look in the mirror and to see grey lifeless skin that is full of spots!
And, remember, the way you look has a bearing on how people react to you in your everyday life. If you look like you don’t take care of your skin then people could have a negative perception about you. On the other hand if your skin looks healthy and well cared for they are more likely to take a positive view. As the saying goes, beauty really is often skin deep!