Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it is a direct reflection of your health. In order to take care of your skin effectively, you’ll need to implement the right kind of skin care for yourself. You’ll want to start developing healthy habits that will protect and shield your skin from everything life and even your own body throws at it. The skin you’re in is the only skin you will ever have so it’s important that you nurture and love it. To do so, here are some basic skin care tips to help you along the way.
Cleanse and moisturize your skin. It’s important that you wash your face twice a day every day, once when you wake up in the morning and once in the evening before going to bed. Once you have cleansed your skin, apply your favorite toner, moisturizer, and retinol cream. Toners are essential for any great skin care routine because they remove any particles of oil, dirt, and make-up that you may have missed while cleansing. Moisturizing is probably the most important step in the skin care process and is necessary even for those who may have oily skin. For those with combination, oily skin, or dry skin should consider a daily moisturizer or face cream that is suitable for all skin types, such as the Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti Aging Cream Facial Moisturizer with SPF.
Protect and shield your skin from the sun. Exposure to the sun’s harmful (UV) rays and radiation can have many negative effects on the skin, such as wrinkles, discoloration, or age spots, benign growths and even cancerous growths such as basal cell carcinoma and melanoma. In fact, studies show that most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. In order to prevent any of the above you should try to limit your time in the sun, particularly between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and always wear sunscreen and/or a face cream with SPF, even in the winter. Additionally, cover any exposed areas of your body with protective clothing, such as a long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats.