Developing a consistent skin care routine can prove difficult for many to maintain religiously for the remainder of their lives. It can be too tedious and lead to quick fixes that can do more harm than good. However, creating and maintaining a regular skin care routine is an investment that will pay off in more youthful, healthy and vibrant skin for years to come.
Your skin is actually your largest organ, so it would be unwise to do anything other than care for it with a consistent routine. Your skin faces challenges, like harsh abrasion, pollution, sunlight and detergents, that can thin and weaken the structure of your skin. As such, there are multiple benefits of having a consistent skin care routine.
Your Skin Will Stay in Good Condition
If you are a car owner, you change its oil regularly so that it is properly maintained because you realize that regular maintenance is the key to extending the life of your car. You should think of skin care in the same way. Many people skip steps in their skin care routine because they believe it will take too long. Actually, a good skin care routine should take no more than five minutes and help to prevent acne, treat wrinkles and enhance the clarity of your skin.
Your Youthful Glow Will Return
As you get older, you will probably notice that your skin is not as radiant and vibrant. If you regularly exfoliate, you will remove dull, dead skin cells and encourage your body to replace the dead cells with newer, more youthful skin cells.
Skin peels can be very gentle and still encourage the turnover of dull, older skin. When you exfoliate the upper skin layer, your skin will appear fresher and vibrant again.
Consistency Leads to Visible Results
Too often people will buy the latest in skin care products and only use it a few times before giving up on it. They buy into the lure of miracle formulas or discovering the fountain of youth and seek instant results, which inevitably leads to disappointment. Dramatic improvements do not occur overnight. They may take weeks of constant use to notice results. The thing to keep in mind is to stick to your skin care routine and be patient.
Once You See Results, They’ll Be Easier to Maintain
It helps to think of a consistent skin care routine as a physical exercise routine. When you first begin exercising, results do not come right away. Instead, one day you look in the mirror and can see subtle but definite improvements. If you stick with it, you will notice undeniable results over time. The key is to stay consistent with your skin care regimen.
The basic items you will need for your own skin care routine are moisturizer, cleanser, toner, scrub and a good sunscreen. Each product focuses on one particular aspect of healthy skin. You can also add more specialized supplements and facial treatments with medical-grade ingredients to offer quicker results.
Consult the Professionals
At Sills Dermatology in Jonesboro, we will be happy to evaluate your skin and help you come up with a skin care routine that is tailored to meet your needs. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.