Daily skincare is important. Battling excess sun exposure to poor diet, a daily regimen helps our skin remain radiant, and ease itself into the aging process. With numerous different skincare lines, it’s easy to get lost in the hype.
There are basically three different types of skin: dry, oily, and combination. Depending on what type of skin you have (and at what time during the year yes, it changes) may dictate what products you use. Make sure you choose a gentle cleanser. I use to believe scrubbing was beneficial until I discovered the excess agitation was actually leading to more frequent breakouts. Scrubbing = agitating delicate skin.
A general skincare rule is to use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Countless businesses will tell you otherwise, but these are the essentials. Choose these products based on your skin type. For any “extras” use caution and do your research. It’s important to find a moisturizer that either has sunscreen in it, or use an additional lotion.
With a market revolving around beauty, it’s easy to find a product designed specifically for you. Night creams are usually heavier to promote hydration and reduce fine lines and the signs of aging. Specialty creams are designed for under eye use to combat puffiness and dark circles. Personally, I split open a Vitamin E tablet and gently apply it under my eyes each night.
Suffering from the occasional breakout, I always thought I’d had pretty good skin. It wasn’t until I decided acting that I realized even the occasional pimple could mean extra hours in the makeup chair. I was introduced to Origins. Although this line may not work for everyone (ask for a sample) I cannot sing their praises enough.
It is an all-natural product that is not tested on animals. Based on my skin type, I can combine my cleanser, toner, and moisturizer finding an appropriate “team” of agents to combat my problem zones. Another product I swear by in this line is their Plantidote serum. With a lofty price tag of $60 I was hesitant to buy it, but since use, my rosacea has been in check, my under eye circles are nearly non-existent, and I only get a rare blemish every few months.
To have truly radiant skin at any age, make sure that you are eating a diet rich in fiber, Omega-3 fatty acid, and essential vitamins and minerals. Drink water to hydrate your skin, lather on sunscreen and wear hats to protect you from the environment, and make sure you are cleansing your skin properly, especially at night.