The Importance of a Regular Skincare Routine
Your skin is your body's largest organ, and it plays many important roles in your health. It protects you from the environment and helps regulate your body temperature. It serves as a barrier between you and germs, yet it also contains millions of good bacteria which help keep you healthy — the best example being your skin microbiome. Your skin’s microbiome produces chemicals that protect you from pathogens, like harmful viruses or bacteria that can cause infections.
But as you age, your skin can lose its elasticity, become duller and more prone to sagging. Luckily, there are many things you can do to prevent this from happening; the most notable of which involves having a regular skincare routine. The steps in your daily routine may seem simple enough, but they're essential if you want healthy looking skin throughout life!
To moisturise your skin, you can use a facial cream or other moisturising product. You should make sure to apply it after washing your face, because dry skin is often caused by stripping away too much oil and moisture. Ensure you are moisturising daily to keep your skin hydrated and soft.
Moisturising also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which are an obvious sign that your skin isn't getting enough moisture from its environment. If you have dry skin, applying a moisturiser will help prevent those cracks from getting worse over time — and therefore prevent more damage from occurring in future years. If you have acne-prone skin, daily moisturising with the right product helps prevent excess bacteria sitting on your face.
Use Sunscreen Religiously
Sunscreen is a must! It helps prevent skin cancer, wrinkles, sunburns and dark spots. It's also important to use sunscreen every morning before you leave the house, even on cloudy days as the sun’s UVA/UVB rays do not just turn off! Even if you plan on sitting in doors all day, if you are next to a window, or perhaps you walk into the office, all the small daily sun exposure adds up over time.
Sunscreen should be applied 15 minutes before you go outside in order for it to fully absorb into your skin and provide maximum protection. This will help protect against premature ageing of the skin.