Your Skin, Your Asset
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but let’s face it, your skin is your truest friend. It is one’s best asset and should be of utmost priority despite busy schedules. Following is a list of reasons you should start taking care of your skin.
Avoid Acne and Breakouts
Washing your face is the foundation of maintaining skin health. You might have gotten away with going to bed without washing your face when you were a teenager, but your skin doesn’t care for it in your 20’s or 30’s. It is the underrated step of a skincare regime and its ramification can lead to breakouts and acne scarring. What you would want to do at the end of the day is to allow your skin to breathe by stripping away makeup using gentle cleansing agents of your choice. While makeup makes us portray our best selves, it can trap bacteria, lead to breakouts, as well as trapping free radicals that can lead to premature aging and discoloration.
Age Slower with Moisturizers
Some of us are blessed with radiant, flawless skin. That said, having great skin doesn’t mean you neglect your skin’s upkeep. Here is where the knight in shining armor, moisturizers, come in. Using a moisturizer aids in balancing the skin oils, avoids it from getting dry and maintains its barrier function against free radicals and environment pollutants. Virgin Coconut Oil is known to be a good moisturizer if you’re looking for a natural alternative to the traditional moisturizers in the market.
Say No to Moles
Have you noticed the appearance of moles and freckles, especially after being out in the sun? It’s caused by our melanocytes cells producing melanin that causes our skin to darken. When these cells start clumping together, new moles develop and that’s where you have to keep a watchful eye on them. If you’ve noticed a new mole or one that has changed in appearance, check-in with your dermatologist immediately to make sure it’s not something detrimental. So, do yourself a favor and put on some sunscreen!
When your skin looks beautiful, you in turn, would feel great on the inside as well as on the outside and that in turn, boosts self-confidence. Clean, strong and healthy skin is after all, attributed to a fit and strong body too.
Skin Cancer Looms
The thought of cancer always feels distant. Even a nurse, who knows the risks and statistics of being in the sun, frequently walks outside without sunscreen because if you’re a busy, 30-something mama, cancer is pretty low on your worry list. However, you can make a conscious effort to change your mindset that cancer is far off just because you’re young. So, pick up that sunscreen and take the necessary precautions.