No matter how busy you are, when it comes to skincare, the price of neglect can be more painful than the demands of discipline and diligence. If you want skin that glows with a healthy radiance and remains soft and smooth, here are a few daily skincare made easy habits which can go a long way in maintaining healthy and youthful skin.
Fuss-Free Skincare No.1 – Morning Face Wash
This is the most basic routine and a very important one, say cosmetic dermatologists. Firstly, your facial skin may accumulate environmental irritants such as dust and mold from the air conditioner, or dead skin cells and allergens on your pillowcase. Oils can also surface on your face overnight which must be properly removed for deeper penetration and effective application of skincare products. As Dr. Melanie Palm, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, explains, “cleansing the skin properly prepares a fresh canvas for topical antioxidants, moisturizers, sunscreen, and/or makeup application, ensuring an even finish for your morning face.”
Challenging it maybe, a workout in the morning increases blood flow and promotes healthy circulation which “helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant”, says Dr Ellen Marmur, associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Think of exercise as “cleansing your skin from the inside” as increased blood flow nourishes skin cells and flushes “cellular debris (including free radicals) out of the system”, she adds. Exercise has also been shown to ease stress. “By decreasing stress, some conditions (including acne and eczema) that can be exacerbated by stress can show some improvement,” says Dr Brian B. Adams, associate professor at the Sports Dermatology Clinic at the University of Cincinnati. Fitness enthusiast Zee Willis says that exercise is truly a daily skincare made easy routine as you can do it at home – in your pajamas if you like!
Hydrate, Moisturize & Protect
Apply a moisturizing cream to your face in the morning. This forms a layer over the skin that protects moisture from escaping. Creams also provide nutrients to the skin to keep it healthy and shiny. Next, apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to all parts of your body which will be exposed to sunlight. You can also take INVI-SUN Skin Defense Supplement an hour before leaving for the office and drink at least eight glasses of water daily to ensure adequate hydration for your body. Additionally, spray hydrating mist on your face regularly throughout the day to keep it fresh and dewy.
Revitalize & Renew In The Evening
Nighttime is when your skin gets to relax and repair itself. Start with cleansing your face to remove makeup and all other contactants that have accumulated during the day. This will open up the skin pores and reduce the chances of pimple and acne breakouts. Before going to bed apply a light coat of a moisturizer and pop a FIRST LIGHT Ceramides Skin Supplement to nourish and revitalize your skin during the night. This award-winning beauty capsule contains skin-loving ingredients that are clinically studied to boost skin hydration and moisturization by 23% in just two weeks.