As the largest organ of our body, skin is important to our overall health. Skin protects us from dangerous UV exposure, free radicals and other pollutants and toxins. Your skin’s appearance is a window to your general health and your skin care regimen is just as important as taking vitamins, drinking water and eating healthy foods.
Achieving beautiful, healthy skin should be simple and affordable. Every skin care regimen should include these four essential steps:
1) Cleanse – find a product that effectively removes dirt from the face and neck. Often, it is easy to find something that cleans in addition to performing other steps, making the skin care routine quicker and easier.
2) Exfoliate – whether in a mask, scrub, or part of a cleanser, it is extremely important to remove dead skin cells and allow healthy cells to grow. As we age, our skin needs an extra boost of exfoliation.
3) Tone – toners help balance the skin, bringing PH level back to normal. Toners also remove deeply seeded dirt, clear the pores and tighten the skin. For those who need it, toners can control oil and remove buildup.
4) Moisturize/Protect – the only difference between a raisin and a grape is moisture. Properly moisturized skin looks younger, healthier, and firmer. Daytime moisturizer should also include an SPF. Look for a broad spectrum product — something that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. To avoid clogging pores, look for a non-comedogenic sunscreen. Sunscreen is THE MOST important part of a skin care regimen. Without proper protection, damage from years of unprotected time in the sun eventually shows up in the form of wrinkles, sun spots, and uneven pigmentation. It is much easier to prevent then to fix.
Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic offers affordable, high-quality products for all skin types and conditions. Learn more about our line. We also offer complimentary skin care consultations.