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The Benefits of Self-Care Skin Care

man washing his face

When people typically think of self-care they think about the things they like to do in regard to their well-being and happiness. These things may include getting a massage or haircut, relaxing in a hot tub, or getting a facial. If you haven’t thought about it before, consider this: the largest external organ of the body is the skin that covers it. Which also means it is more prone to the elements surrounding it. UV rays, pollution, smoking, and drinking are all examples of elements that can subject your skin to irritation, breakouts, and permanent damage.

With this information in mind, take a moment to think about how you are taking care of your skin. Are you drinking the recommended 8 ounces of water throughout the day? Do you eat foods that are rich in selenium, antioxidants, vitamin A, C, and E, as well as good fats such as omega-3s and omega-6s?

woman washing her face and smiling

Another thing to consider is the skin care you use on a daily basis. The skin on your face is the thinnest in comparison to the skin on your surrounding body parts. So, it is more prone to have fine lines and wrinkles. To prevent early signs of aging, consider using a skin care cleanser that removes complexion-dulling impurities and leaves your skin feeling clean, exfoliated and looking brighter. Follow with a quick absorbing cream to help delay the visible signs of aging. Make sure that the facial cream you use delivers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to ensure proper skin coverage. Finally, finish your skin care routine with an eye cream that should be applied from the cheek bone to the eyebrow line for maximum results. When applying your eye cream, be sure to use soft taps in a circular motion with either your pinky or ring finger as they are the softest and less likely to cause damage to the eye area.

For more information about skin care and improving skin health, visit a dermatologist in your area to help you implement a quality skin care routine.