It’s Never Too Late to Start Taking Care of Your Skin!
There is no better time than now to give your skin the TLC that it deserves. When it comes to skincare, many people don’t even know where to begin. The whole idea of a product regimen can be a little overwhelming and time consuming. The great news is that it doesn’t have to be and there are effective products that are simple and don’t take much time to apply!
- Use a gentle, yet effective cleanser
Something that I find hard to wrap my head around is that some people don’t even wash their face! I find this to be crazy, but the reality is that it’s the norm for a lot of people. Every one should wash their face at least once a day; preferably twice a day (morning and night.) If you’re more on the oily side and tend to have more of an acneic complexion, try using a foaming gel cleanser. This will be soothing to your skin while treating the over production of oil. If you tend to be on the dry side, try using a cream based cleanser. This will also be gentle on your skin while adding a little bit of extra moisture giving your skin a nice balance.
- Vitamin C is a MUST
Did you know that only 7% Vitamin C goes to your skin if you take it by mouth? Using a Vitamin C serum or gel directly on your face allows 100% of the vitamin to penetrate your skin cells. There are so many benefits to using Vitamin C in your skincare routing. This highly effective vitamin is essential to over all clarity of your skin and can even help with fine lines and wrinkles!
- Retinol or Retin-A
Using Retinol or prescription strength Retin-A will speed up the cell turnover process, which will promote new cell growth. When we exfoliate properly, we are increasing cellular turnover and the result of this is fresh, supple, tighter, and brighter skin!
- Moisturize and Protect!
The last ingredients on this list can be paired together, but don’t underestimate the importance of both! Moisturizing is vital to healthy skin. It gives us hydration when we are dry and can assist in delaying the inevitable aging process. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a good moisturizer either! There are plenty of great brands at the drug store. Some of my favorite “Over the Counter” brands are Cetaphil, CeraVe, and Aveeno. Sometimes, you can get lucky and find a moisturizer with SPF in it! This makes things super easy in the morning while rushing to get ready for work. SPF should be applied last. It’s always the very last step in any skincare routine. You should always use an SPF of 30 or higher. Those with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are best for protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays.