The Damage is Done: Too Late to Start a Skincare Regimen?
If you’re of the mindset that you’re too late in the game to start a new skincare regimen, well then, you’re about to quickly change your mind!
Whether you are young or old, your skin is healthy or not, you have good genes or bad genes, it’s never too early or too late to start a skincare regimen.
It also doesn’t matter that your mom has good skin and that she’s never used skincare, or that your skin appears to be healthy right now. The fact is, the aging process is something that cannot be halted. Your good genes or good health will not save you from aging.
The one and only thing that is in your control is how you maintain your skin right now. This will ultimately determine the rate at which your skin will age and how healthy it will be in the years to come.
Coco Chanel worded it so impeccably,
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
Now that you’re convinced that you should start a skincare regimen, what outcomes can you expect to see?
Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll reap from keeping up with a consistent routine.
Benefits of Starting a Skincare Routine
Lightening Up Those Dark Spots
If you’ve noticed some hyperpigmentation or ‘age spots’, then you’ll be happy to hear that lightening these areas is achievable though a diligent skincare routine. Some skincare ingredients that target this issue and can help lighten up dark spots include AHAs/BHAs, retinol, Vitamin A & C. To reduce your chances of age spots from developing in the first place, always wear sunscreen!
Reducing the Appearance of Fine Lines
While it’s not possible to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, it is possible to ease or reduce their appearance. Certain ingredients found in skincare products are meant to plump up your skin, making wrinkles appear less prominent. Hyaluronic acid, for example, is said to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water! Its moisture-binding properties are phenomenal and that’s why many skincare formulas use it!
Improving Tone and Texture
Dehydrated skin can appear dull and listless. Dry skin may become flakey. Without a regular and consistent skincare routine, it’s hard to maintain great skin tone and texture. That’s why incorporating products that prevent moisture loss, hydrate, & nourish your skin are so important. Not only will your skin’s tone and texture ameliorate, your overall skin complexion will make you appear more youthful and vibrant!
Preventing Skin Cancer
Oftentimes skincare regimens are implemented for the sole purpose of finding that ‘elixir of youth’. However, a skincare routine should exist for more than the mere desire to preserve youth and beauty. It should be in place to maintain skin health. Your skin is after all your body’s largest organ! Preventing disease should be of utmost importance. This is why incorporating sun protection into your skincare routine is so vital! To protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays, always cover up as much as possible. Wear hats, long sleeve tops, sunglasses, and sunscreen whenever you’re out in the sun.
When you have a skincare routine in place, you are essentially giving your skin its best chance to age slowly and gracefully. When your skin is healthy, it glows effortlessly. This radiance is what will ultimately give you that confidence to be the best version of you!