Skin care has been part of many people’s daily routine for years, and it will probably not surprise anyone if I say that since covid-19 became a part of our lives, we all got just a little bit more into it. While some might assume that skin care articles are not for everyone, maybe even a female-only kind of habit, we decided to try finding accessible ideas and tips for all.
Our skin is our very first physical burrier from the environment, it’s the thing that differs “me” from anything else around me. Being exposed to the environment almost all the time, suffering changes in temperature, humidity, physical and chemical stress, injuries and many more, skin cells are one of the most renewing types of cells in our body (such an amazing system, right?!)
Still, we shall not leave them alone on the battlefield. Our skin, even with low maintenance, can have such better performances and overall health, that it’s almost a waste not to take care of it.
As you probably understood by now, this article is not about different types of serums and lotions, as you can find countless information about each and every one of them on social media… Instead, we want to provide you with some principles regarding your skin care.
First, cleanliness: your skin doesn’t have to be clean all the time. Actually, it’s almost impossible to keep it clean all the time. Yet, before going to sleep, it’s important to wash your face and give your skin a few hours to rest and ventilate.
Secondly, hydration! Your skin cells need humidity and hydration in order to preserve and maintain all the processes happening inside of them. Keeping your skin hydrated can be achieved in various ways, such as using lotions on a daily basis, facial treatments or even just by drinking enough water. Surely, a combination of some of the options mentioned above will provide you with better outcomes, and sooner.
In addition, keeping your skin protected during daytime appears to be more and more important, as sun damage is found to be related to many illnesses and skin health conditions. Using sunscreen can be one of these choices, which you one day chose and maintains a good self care routine, reminding you to keep your body safe from the environment, which can be sometimes beneficial yet sometimes unsafe.
Last but not least, maintaining your overall well-being is one of the most significant components to predict your skin’s health. Eating properly, being active, in movement, having good social relations and of course, our main issue - having a good night’s sleep. Both the quality and duration of our sleep affect every tissue recovery and renewal processes, and just like other tissues in our body, our skin cells also need their rest, to recover and refresh.