Living Fit: Skin care


Getting a facial, this person takes time to care for her skin by going to the spa. There are many ways to pamper yourself and improve your skin, including moisturizing, exfoliating, monitoring your diet, using all-natural beauty products, and more.

Sydney Smith, News Editor

 Your skin is influenced by a plethora of aspects of your health. Therefore, you should monitor the way you are treating it, as it goes beyond the products you use on your face. Junior Lily Rosenberg commits to taking care of her skin every day: “I have a daily skin care routine that I always stick to because I know that if I get stressed out or don’t get enough sleep, I’ll see the results on my skin.” In addition,  skin is the greatest defense against infection, so skin care should be an integral part of your daily routine.

 In order to implement a thorough skin care routine into your everyday life, it is important to start by determining what you need. Identify your skin type as either dry, oily, or combination skin. If your skin is naturally glowy and does not hold makeup well, it is most likely oily. If your skin is flaky, sensitive, or itchy, you could have dry skin. If your skin is oily in some places and dry in others, you probably have combination skin. Next, you will need to find the best products for your skin type. This can be relatively easy by conducting online research, experimenting with various products, speaking with professionals, or meeting with your dermatologist. Keep in mind that you do not necessarily have to spend a lot of money on products, as there are plenty of effective skin care items for relatively low prices. Another tip to consider is that less is more, so using more products will typically not work any better. Also, try making the switch to all-natural beauty cosmetics. Putting chemicals, parabens, and silicones on your skin through the use of products that consist of harmful ingredients will increase your risk of breakouts and prevent clear skin.

 It is also important to be conscious of simple habits that affect your skin during the day. What you eat is closely related to your skin, so watch your diet during your efforts for clear skin. Dairy is especially bad for your skin, and greens are packed with naturally occurring antioxidants that rid of blemishes. Sleep is also linked to healthy skin, so be sure to get plenty of beauty sleep, which will prevent under-eye bags and acne-causing stress. Wearing sunscreen is important, as well, for the protection of your skin. Some makeup products contain SPF in the formula, which can make it easier and more convenient to incorporate in your skin care routine. Throughout your day, try not to touch your face, and never pop a pimple; it will only make it worse.

 In addition, there are several steps you should include in your daily skin care routine. Do not forget to moisturize daily and exfoliate regularly to keep dead skin cells from clogging your pores. Another solution to clogged pores is pore strips, which attaches to the top layer of blackheads, dirt, dead skin cells, and oil on your skin, removing it all and uncovering fresh, new skin cells. As you apply these products, make sure you apply thinner products on the bottom and thicker products on the top, as the heavier oils and moisturizers will seal everything in. Overall, make sure to have fun with your skin care routine; pamper yourself with facials, face masks, and other additional steps to your routine to make it as enjoyable as possible.

 Dedicating time to take care of your skin is important, and it is a crucial component of your health. You should commit to a daily skin care routine and maximize the health benefits of doing so.