You’ve probably heard at some point in your life that skincare is essential. The older you get, the more often the topic of skincare will come up. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll try to push the task because you’re “still young” and don’t see signs of aging, and then you’ll find yourself to be one of the last ones to join the bandwagon.
Well, guess what? Toss that mindset out the window and jump on the skincare train. It’s going to be a long ride.
Many of us, who are new to skincare have no idea where to start. What does a toner do? Essence? Nope, never heard of that. So, what exactly should I do and why can’t I start when I’m older?
Skincare is a life-long investment.
Just like maintaining healthy hair, you need to constantly keep up with your skin and make sure you’re feeding all the healthy ingredients it needs in order to stay youthful. You need to start investing in your skin as early as possible to get that baby glow you always wanted. Just because you may not see problems now, doesn’t mean your skin will stay the same as you get older. And as much as we want it to, good skin won’t happen overnight. If only age could lie, right?
Prevention is key.
Instead of trying to fix acne problems or blemishes in the future, why not try to prevent them before the problems occur? I’m pretty sure a lot of people get annoyed and try to find quick overnight solutions that barely work when Mr. Pimple decides to visit unexpectedly. So here’s a tip: treat your skin just like how you would want to be treated by it. Only good skin days will come ahead if you are prepared for battle.
There may be more than meets the eye.
Before I started a full on skincare routine, I always thought removing my makeup and using a cleanser would be sufficient. Then, I got slapped in the face by acne and clogged pores. When I thought I was washing my face and getting it nice and clean, I wasn’t getting into the nooks and crannies, like the sides and chin area, where dead skin cells and makeup residue can build up. This is where toner comes to the rescue. In a nutshell, a toner is used to wipe away any residue and remaining dirt that your cleanser didn’t get and also corrects the pH balance of your skin. If you thought cleansing would be enough, you’d be surprised to see how much makeup is still left on your face that you weren’t able to see before. Let’s give a round of applause to skincare!
I can list a hundred reasons why it’s essential for you to start taking care of your skin sooner rather than later. But since this is a blog post and not a senior thesis paper, I will sprinkle tips and tricks along the way. Make sure to stay tuned!