Top Reasons To Take Better Care of Your Skin

Our skin is the largest organ of the human body, which means it's also the one that gets exposed to all of the elements all of the time. If you're not paying attention to the the condition of your skin, you will see the effects manifested in conditions like dryness, roughness and premature aging.

Constant exposure to harsh winds, strong sunshine and cold air means that you should take extra care to look after it. Whether you choose to use hyaluronic acid softgels or you get regular facials with an aesthetician, you should think about how you look after your skin and develop a routine that you will maintain.  To get you on the right skin care track, let's take a look at some of the reasons that you should be taking better care of your skin specifically as you age.

  • Your comfort. To put it very simply, if you don't look after your skin, it' can get very uncomfortable very quickly. Healthy skin is skin that you can feel comfortable in, even if you're just washing your face or laying down on a pillow. Most of us have felt the pain that comes with dry and reddened skin and it can be very uncomfortable. If you use a proper cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine, you are keeping it nourished and hydrated, which makes it a lot less susceptible to dryness.
  • You will heal faster. If you are looking after your skin properly and on a regular basis, any blemishes are going to heal much quicker. Unless you plan on living indoors for the rest of your life, your skin is going to be exposed to the elements, which means that the more you look after it, the faster it will heal when it's outside. Sunburn, for example, is never going to feel good, but you're going to heal from it faster if you're looking after it.
  • Illness prevention. Did you know that if you look after your skin, you are less likely to take on new illnesses? Your skin is the barrier between your vital organs and the outside world, which means that it's blocking germs, illnesses and other bacteria from entering your body. Healthy skin is in a better position to defend you from any elements that otherwise could make you sick. The sun is one of your biggest predators and it's constantly on your skin unless you are literally living inside or in the shade all day long. While you can't always be in the shade, you can make sure sun safety is a priority by using sunscreen and clothing to keep your skin protected from the harmful rays of the sun.
  • It will look good. We don't mean to sound superficial here, but your skin is going to look so much better if you're working on taking proper care of it. Healthy skin looks better and has a supple appearance which can help you to feel more confident in yourself. This is the only skin that you're going to have, so you should be taking care of it in the best way that you can.

This is a contributed post.

1 comment

R's Rue said...

So true my friend. Love your heart.