Our skin is the largest organ in the body and it’s very important that we take care and nurture it accordingly. We all have different skin types and thus different skin care routines; however, there are some steps that are necessary and beneficial for those of every skin type. Neglecting your skin will leave it looking dull, aged, and damaged. For healthy, beautiful, and radiant skin here are some skincare dos and don’ts that will guide you in the right direction in getting your skin care on track.
Do Use SPF
Arguably the most important part of your skin care routine is the application of SPF. Exposure to the sun with no protection can cause your skin irreparable damage if not treated immediately. The ultraviolet rays from the sun are very powerful and deeply penetrate the skin disturbing our skin cells. Over a long period of time your skin’s appearance will begin to look weathered and thin thus making you more prone to skin cancer. Therefore, it is very important to incorporate SPF into your skin care routine and if needed apply it multiple times a day for full protection.
There are so many skin products on the market that it can be overwhelming when deciding which one is right for you. Regardless of your skin type, one product that is essential is moisturizer. It is important that you apply moisturizer on your face and neck at least once a day. Applying moisturizer is a great way to keep your skin healthy and hydrated throughout the day. When our skin is dry, it tends to look aged and causes wrinkles to become apparent. Using moisturizer right before bed is a good nighttime regimen because it will allow your skin to get the nourishment it needs while you sleep.
Don’t Over Exfoliate
Our skin is exposed to all the natural elements, which is why it is crucial to exfoliate once or twice a week. Exfoliating will remove all the contaminants that are penetrated deep in the pores that can cause potential outbreaks. However, over exfoliating can be too harsh on your skin leaving it irritated and dried out. If your skin is very oily you are amongst those that can exfoliate multiple times a week, but if your skin tends to be dry your skin would benefit from exfoliating once a week.
Don’t Touch Your Face
Throughout the day we use our hands to touch countless things that contain bacteria. Our cellphone alone contains countless germs that are easily transferred to our face. The more that you touch your face, the higher the chances of creating a hospitable environment for pimples and blemishes to emerge. If you already have a zit or pimple, it is best that you don’t touch it because the bacteria on your hands will most likely make it worse or can possibly infect it. If you absolutely feel the need to be touching your face, make sure to keep hand sanitizer with you at all times.