Why Skincare Routine is Important?





Skin is our primary defence against the environment, so maintaining its health is imperative. It is important to remember that skincare should not be considered a treatment (any concerns should be directed towards a doctor or dermatologist); instead, skincare aims to sustain healthier skin and act as a preventative measure for issues that arise with age.
There are many factors which adversely affect
skin, which should be addressed prior to an intensive skincare regimen:

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Negative mood affects the balance of hormones in the body, such as adrenaline, which affects
blood supply to the skin and hence the oxygen required for cell regeneration.

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Poor diet is known to have multiple health impacts, including those rich in sugars leading to breakouts, whilst those lacking in fruits and vegetables reduce the abundance of wrinkle-fighting antioxidants in the body. A balanced diet is vital to providing the vitamins and minerals necessary for skin health.

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Sleep deprivation affects wound healing, collagen growth and skin hydration, as the body undergoes cell regeneration most whilst at rest.

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Water intake is essential for maintaining hydration of cells in order for them to function properly and balancing moisture levels to prevent dry and itchy skin.

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Sun exposure leads to premature
aging, with pigmentation and wrinkles. Though many use sunscreen to help prevent burning, UV rays are still penetrating the skin, thus covering your face with a large hat is an additional measure.

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Wearing a lot of makeup frequently prevents sebum excretion, clogging pores and leading to blackheads/blemishes. Additionally, not removing all makeup before bed prevents your skin from ‘breathing’ whilst you sleep, the most important time for your body to repair skin damage and renew cells.

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Warm ambient temperature, such as being indoors during winter, will draw moisture out of the skin so that it becomes drier. Similarly, using hot water to wash your face has the same dehydrating effect.

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Synthetic products can be harsh on the skin and strip it of moisture, which is often felt
as the ‘squeaky clean’ feeling after using some cleansers, but this is in fact damaging to the skin.


Many consider skincare to be a lifestyle, in terms of being aware of all of the above factors and working to maintain their health in order to improve the overall wellbeing of your skin. Everyone’s skin is different, therefore we all need to address various factors in order to determine those most damaging to our skin and how we may improve, so as to reap the most benefits from a personalised skincare routine.








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