It’s easy to neglect our skin if we’re busy, or stressed, or not getting enough sleep. But more than anything, our skin’s condition will show our health and our age. Of course, looking tired and old is hardly something to be ashamed of, especially if you’re getting on in years and haven’t had much sleep this week. There’s no moral failing in either of those things.
Yet most people will agree that caring for their skin can become a pinnacle of the self-care process, more than just a nice practice to indulge in. On top of that, caring for our skin helps us look and feel great, which are usually separate self-care goals, but here they dovetail nicely. So, even if you’re not too concerned about wrinkles, caring for your skin is worth your time anyway.
But what measures are best used for those who rarely keep up with this? In this post, we’ll discuss a few tips to get started, and some lifestyle factors you may wish to change in pursuit of that goal:
A Gentle Approach
A gentle approach to caring for your skin is often key, especially in a world that constantly exposes your skin to harsh weather conditions, pollution, and other contributive factors. A gentle approach to all this could mean using sensitive skin products, or gentle exfoliants and face masks. If you’ve been applying make-up or have been in the sun, make sure to prepare by properly removing your makeup each night so application the next day is well-attended-to, or make sure you have the right factor skin cream. A sustainable approach you integrate into your routine is much better than any extensive all-in-one solution. Even simple procedures like laser dermatology can be gentle yet effective in their approach.
Lifestyle Factors Worth Changing
It’s also worthwhile to consider how to change your lifestyle factors to improve your skin condition. If you have a relatively poor habit of smoking, for example, even if out celebrating with friends at the bar and then alone, it can be worth nipping that in the bud because it will be affecting your skin. The same goes for drinking alcohol, or perhaps even living in an urban environment exposed to car pollution all day. To the extent you can have any control over your personal well-being, renewing your lifestyle often makes the most difference.
Perfecting Your Sleep
Perfecting a sleep schedule will help anyone, regardless of age, gender, and current skin condition get the best out of their skincare, because the largest organ of our body needs maintenance, and we often find sleep helps flush our toxins and allows us to remain our most vibrant selves. The best way to perfect your sleep is to commit to a worthwhile routine, as in going to sleep at the same time and waking that way too, depending on your needs. Keep a skincare routine before and after sleep too, like removing all your makeup before you retire, and exfoliating each morning. This will manage your stress can help your skin remain in its best condition.
With this advice, you’re sure to look after your skin suitably, through and through.