One thing that’s true about beauty is that self-care is important. There’s no denying that when we prioritize our health, our bodies, and our skin we fuel the mental and physical energy that sets the other aspects of our life up for success.
When it comes to our skin, there’s a two-fold approach in caring for it which are: feeding it the right products that nourish its deepestlayers, and using those products consistently to build long-term skin health. We like to apply the saying that less is more to skincare. This doesn’t mean paying little attention to your skin or applying every product out on the market to your routine. On the contrary, it means applying a conscious and consistent approach to how you treat it. Here they are in more detail:
Having a conscious approach to skincare means understanding what you’re feeding your skin and why. Not all products are good for your skin. Most products today contain more harmful ingredients than ingredients thatactually feed it natural vitamins, minerals, oils, extracts and antioxidants. When choosing your products make sure you’re avoiding synthetic chemicals and preservatives such as: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, glycols, pegs, formaldehyde,dea, tea,mea, and artificial dyes or fragrance. Some good ingredients to look for are vitamins a, c, d, e, and k, niacinamide (vitamin b3), panthenol (vitamin b5), zinc, collagen, hyaluronic acid, flavonoids, coq10, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid), and natural plant extracts and oils.
Skincare is truly about consistency. You can have the best products sitting on your shelf, but unless you use them routinely, you won’t see the benefits they can bring your skin. Cleansers, toners, serums, and creams aren’t miracles that you applyonce and your skin is forever changed. When you want to care for your skin, you’re playing the long game. To do this you need to develop a morning and nightly routine that works for your skin and then make that routine an unconscious habit, like brushing your teeth. This will lay the foundation for healthy skin that builds over time. Your skin will change so your regimen and products will too change, but the discipline of caring for your skin won’t.