It’s the world of skincare – and it’s complicated. But first things first, a good skincare regime is really what keeps your skin healthy.
There are plenty of beauty aids out there to help us get that dream body, but how can you possibly know which ones are best? Let’s start with the basics, with how our skin is nourished and kept hydrated. It takes moisture to make the tissues of our skin as strong as they can be and prevent them from being damaged.
Since we live in an arid environment, our skin has to rely on some sort of external water system to provide this type of moisture, which skin doesn’t have the ability to do without help. The secret is in the way the skin absorbs and retains the water.
Well, I’m sure that you’ve heard of the big three skincare companies in the US and UK, they even market themselves with their big names. They are Revitol, Neutrogena, and Clinique. All have different ingredients for different skin types, so do your research and find the one that will work for you.
Don’t go for the first skincare system that you see on TV. Instead, spend a few minutes reading up on the actual ingredients used in skincare products. Make sure that they are safe or even better make sure that you ask for the full list of ingredients and read it thoroughly before you use them.
Don’t be fooled by the claims made by companies who market skincare products as miracle cures. What does that even mean? They’re marketing products that do very little to help you with skin problems, especially if the product you’re looking at doesn’t even list its ingredients.
Skin is made up of three layers, the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous tissue. The deep epidermis is made up of a top layer called the stratum corneum, which keeps the outermost layers of skin cells, airways, and some other components from breaking down. On the outside of the epidermis is the deeper dermis, which covers the subcutaneous tissue, like capillaries and lymph vessels.
Skincare for all skin types is the same thing, so spend some time researching the different products that are on the market. Remember, your skin is your largest organ, so treat it with the utmost respect. You deserve it.
In the end, don’t get caught up in all the hype around all the new skincare products that the media is pushing, which may be the same companies that push the same products. And don’t spend too much time thinking about it, instead just use what works for you. Everyone’s skin is different, so no matter what you’re using, make sure that it’s safe and won’t irritate your skin or cause any negative reactions.
There is no doubt that skincare is important, but remember that it is your skin that is going to be affected by what you do. So be smart about it.
All the best,