Your skin is the largest organ your body has. Yes your skin is considered an organ. But do we really take care of it as we do our other vital organs?
Apart from representing you for the rest of your life, your skin also helps regulate your body temperature, protects you from the harmful UV sunlight and interestingly enough your skin also regenerates itself daily.
Your skin is made up of multiple layers, the outer inner and centre layer. What we have in the outside is a reflection of our inner skin if I can call it that. So it’s safe to say that good skin (like happiness) is an inside job and changes in your skin could be a reflection of a happening on the inside.
With many, many, many, many skincare products out there on the market it’s hard to choose one suited for you; my advice – find what works for you and stick to it. I myself make use of skincare products but what I put into my body is just as important.
As much as we try to keep it good, there are certain things like smoking, extreme sunlight exposure and excessive sugar intake that are harmful to your skin and degenerates it quicker. But here are a few things I practice to keep my skin healthy
- Drink lots of water. I sometimes loath it but a well hydrated skin is always beneficial.
- Fruits and vegetables are you friends. They have antioxidants and vitamin E which is two main things to help keep your skin in good condition.
- Face wash, tone and moisturise daily. Yes in this order as well. I make sure at least once a day (usually at night) I do this.
- I put on a face scrub or hydrating face mask weekly.
- I use little to no make up and when I do, I make sure the wipes I use are moisturising as well to clean my face with.
- I also do rest my face from make up regularly. I’m not sure if resting your face is a thing but I made it a thing for myself.
- During summer time and #beachvibes, use a sunscreen that has SPF protection from UV sunlight.
What about botox?
Botox is short for Botulinim toxin that is most popularly used to eliminate wrinkles caused by aging. It is injected into the skin to relax the muscle that has been injected. Although it is used to lessen the appearance of wrinkles it also has medical uses.
It is used medically for certain neurological conditions such as Cerebal Palsy where spasms is severe, excessive sweating and for severe cases of migraines.
One of the things I enjoy doing is putting on a nice facemask every week.
Join me by trying your own DIY face mask to get you going on your skin care routine.
As usual your interaction is always welcome and very appreciated!!