Did you know that if you were to somehow remove all your skin and spread it out, it would cover approximately 20 square feet?!
A bit macabre, but you get the point – you have a lot of skin, in fact, it’s the largest organ of your body and it requires care, daily care. It sounds like a lot of work, after all, who has time to go through a lengthy skin care routine every single day?
Well, the good news is, you do. With our recommended daily skincare routine, you can have healthy, young-looking, and radiant skin, in just a few minutes.
Consequences of long-term skin neglection
First, you need to understand the consequences of long-term skin neglection. It may seem like skin just takes care of itself, but the truth is, not having a regular skin care routine can lead to some pretty serious ramifications, such as:
For starters, one of the main consequences of not moisturizing and looking after your skin is wrinkles. Those deep, ugly lines that run across your face and make you appear older, and can even accelerate the ageing process. In addition, the wrinkles you may have already will get deeper and worse-looking as your skin continues to dehydrate.
Next up, there’s your complexion you have to worry about. The humidity and dry air that’s prevalent in hot countries and heated homes will strip your skin of lipids (the protective outer layer) and leave you looking red, dry, and flaky.
If that’s not enough, long-term skin neglection can lead to aggravated acne. Greasy and uncared for skin leads to blemishes and acne.
So far, we’ve just mentioned the aesthetic consequences of long-term skin neglection, but, there are also several genuine health risks to consider. As well as autoimmune diseases that affect the skin, such as eczema, there are also several infections that unprotected skin is vulnerable to.
This is a direct consequence of not having a skin care routine, as daily moisturizing and cleansing helps preserve the skin’s natural outer layer of protection.
How to take care of your skin:
Now that we’ve established the importance of having a daily skincare routine, here are a few skincare routine steps:
Step 1: Cleanser – First, use a water-soluble cleanser to gently remove debris, oil, and makeup. A cleanser unclogs your pores, cleans dull skin, and removes any excess dirt on your face. This is an essential first step as most skincare products are designed to work on a clean, smooth face.
Step 2: Toner – Next, use a toner to replenish your skin. It’s best to do this immediately after cleansing while your skin is still clean. A toner will also remove any last traces of makeup while diminishing red and dry patches of skin.
Step 3: Exfoliant – Following the toner, step-3 is to exfoliate your skin. An exfoliant will remove all dead-skin that is still attached to your face, allow the renewed skin to emerge. It will also lessen the appearance of wrinkles.
(If you have a specific skin condition, such as acne or eczema, now’s the time to apply your prescribed skin medication. Otherwise, it’s on to step 4..)
Step 4: Moisturizing – Finally, it’s time to moisturize. This is a vital step of the process as moisturized skin is much more resistant to the daily dry air and humidity that can severely affect your skin.
Additional tips: As well as your daily routine, there are a few extra considerations for certain seasons. These include wearing sunscreen during the summer – sunscreen with strong UV protection not only preserves your skin and prevents dehydration, but it can also prevent more serious conditions such as skin cancer.
To keep your skin fresh and radiant, we also recommend avoiding overly hot and lengthy showers or baths, as this can remove essential oils. Also, use an appropriate gel or lotion when shaving, and don’t overuse store-bought detergents and soaps.
Which skincare products yield the best results
To get the most out of your daily skin care routine, you will need to use the best skin care products. Here is a list of highly recommended skincare products that will leave you looking younger, fresher, and feeling better:
Every bathroom cabinet needs a set of cleansers and face washers. This will enable you to clean and refresh your skin on a daily basis. At Maple Prime, we stock a wide range of cleansers from leading brands and manufacturers, such as Alba Botanica, Estee Lauder, Deva, and many more. Simply choose the right one for your skin type and enjoy the feeling of clean and refreshed skin.
To completely rid your skin of any trace of cleanser, makeup, or impurities, you will need a quality toner. At Maple Prime, we have you covered with a large array of toners from leading brands such as Biotherm, Darphin, Lancome, and more. Filled with tea tree oil, vitamin E, and other essential ingredients, our toners are sure to give your skin that special glow it deserves.
No skin care set is complete without a moisturizer. To achieve perfectly hydrated skin, check out Maple Prime’s huge stock of moisturizers from brands such as Billy Jealousy, CeraVe, Clarins, and more.
Other Skin Care Products
If you’re looking to treat your skin with something a little extra, or, if you have particular blemishes you’re concerned about, feel free to browse our range of skin care sets. Here, you will find everything you will ever need for superior skin care, including anti-blemish creams, nutrition masks, anti-wrinkle gels, and more.