Give Your Skin Some Love

Do you want to improve your relationship with your skin?

I know, it can be time consuming trying to give your skin the love it needs, but it’s important. Your only get one body and treating your skin right is important.

When it comes to your skin it needs care. Think of your skin-care routine as consisting of three main steps:

  • Cleansing — Washing your face. 
  • Toning — Balancing the skin.
  • MoisturizingHydrating and softening the skin.

The goal of any skin-care routine is to tune up your complexion so it’s functioning at its best, and also troubleshoot or target any areas you want to work on. “Beauty routines are an opportunity to notice changes within yourself,” says the San Francisco skin-care specialist Kristina Holey. Still, she adds, “it’s not about creating perfection.”  Something to remember is everyone get blemishes, and no people are not staring right at your blemish.  Allow these three steps to become your daily ritual that fortifies your skin and grounds your day. Keep in mind, sometimes no make-up is what’s going to help your skin the most.

Also, it’s not just your face either, your whole body needs a little TLC. Lotion is a must, it gives your skin the hydration it needs and leaves you with glowing skin. Face/body oils nurture the skin well giving it extra nutrients and also giving you an amazing glow! Whenever you can, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated and to always remember you’re beautiful. You’re given the skin you have for a reason, appreciate it and love yourself. It’s easier said than done but just knowing that you are you and your skin is your and only yours. Love your uniqueness and the skin and body you have.

Give it Time

The science behind skin-care products has come a long way but there’s still no such thing as an instant fix — you need time to reap the benefits, says Dr. Rachel Nazarian, a Manhattan dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group. “Results are only seen through consistent use,” she explains. Generally, aim to use a product over at least six weeks, once or twice daily, to notice a difference.  Just taking time to consistently wash your face and put lotion on can make a big difference in completion and will have you feeling good.

Tip: With any skin-care product, apply in order of consistency — from thinnest to thickest. For example, cleanser, toner (if you use it), serum, and then moisturizer.

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