The skin is the biggest organ of the human body, with an overall area of 20 square feet. The skin defends us from germs and bad ingredients, helps control body temperature and allows the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.
No matter what your skin type is, a daily skincare routine can help you maintain overall skin health and improve specific concerns like acne, scarring, and dark spots. Next, you should know what makes up a healthy skin routine. Which is to say, what types of products do you really need to keep your skin healthy and clean?
Contrasting other body organs, your skin loves a nice washing. When you washing your skin, use water and mild soap. And do not forget to cover scrapes and cuts with gauze or a bandage. This keeps the dirt out and helps prevent infections. It is just one way to be kind to the skin you are in! The cleanser is what you will use to wash your face and it is important to use a product intended for your face – not just whatever bar or body wash you have lying around.
Toner is applied after washing your face and can smooth, soften, and calm skin. Toners often contain ingredients that replenish and restore nutrients to your skin and can diminish redness and dry patches. Like cleansers, moisturizers are for everyone and should be used every time you wash your face. Some moisturizers include SPF, but it does not hurt to double up with sunscreen as well – apply sunscreen every day, even when it is gray or cold, even when you are covered up.
Another optional addition to your skincare routine, serums contain ingredients like antioxidants or retinol that support skin health in a number of ways, such as calming redness and improving texture and firmness.