Did you know that the skin is the largest organ we have? And our skin is the only organ in our body that is constantly exposed to the environment 24/7. As such, our skin often comes into contact with multiple unwanted and harmful substances such as dirt, chemicals, viruses and bacteria. So shouldn’t we be taking better care of our skin?
Here are three essential steps you need to remember:
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansing the skin is the fundamental step to remove impurities, dead skin cells, excess oil and any makeup debris, resulting in clean and refreshed skin. Understanding the nature of your skin type (oily/dry/combination) is vital in helping you find the perfect cleanser for your skin.
For combination and oily skins, try an oil-free cleanser to help prevent blemish breakouts while keeping skin feeling fresh while a milk-based cleanser works better for dry skins as it remains gentle on skins and won’t strip it of essential moisture.
Step 2: Tone/Hydrate
Toning is the important second step to complete the cleansing process to remove any residues or makeup traces left by the cleanser. Going beyond cleansing, a good toner can also assist in soothing, nourishing and hydrating the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance.
Step 3: Protect
Once the skin is cleansed and hydrated, it is significant to protect the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays as too much unprotected exposure to the UV rays can cause skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression, and in some extreme cases, skin cancer.