Hello, my name is Holli. I’m in my
late twenties and I don’t take good care of my skin…
Epidermis | Dermis | Derma
Hello & Happy Wednesday!
As you know, on Wednesdays we
wear pink talk about wellness. This week, I want to talk about the biggest organ on your body: the skin. As I inch closer and closer to my thirties, I’m starting to notice that my skin isn’t going to take care of itself and things that I could get away with (not wearing protection out in the sun, not removing makeup at night, not cleansing my skin as often as I should, etc) ten years ago simply aren’t going to fly now. I’m well aware that I can’t altogether prevent the effects of aging but there are some things that I can do (and you can too!) to help maintain my youthful glow for as long as possible.
I will admit that the process of developing a skincare regime that works for me has been a bit of a learning curve. I’ve never really known how to properly apply makeup, what order certain products are supposed to be used, or what all I need to help protect my face and prevent (prolong) the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Tonight, I want to share what I’m doing right now to help take better care of my epidermis.
1. I Cleanse My Skin Daily
As skin ages, it starts to dry out and I’ve found that to be true especially for the skin on my face. I’ve been using a cleansing routine geared towards people who are prone to dry skin and I’ve found that it works really well for me. The biggest takeaway is that you need to find out what type of cleansing product works well for you and use it daily.
2. I (Try To) Watch My Diet
If you’d approached me on the street five years ago and told me that eating diary (for me) would make me more prone to acne, I would never have believed you. That’s because I didn’t understand the importance of eating the right foods to maintain healthy skin. I discovered after the birth of my daughter that I am lactose intolerant (too bad I really, really enjoy a nice, cheesy pizza) and I’ve noticed that the less dairy I eat, the better my skin feels and looks. I did a little research (and I encourage you to do the same) and learned that what you put in your body really does play a critical role in how your skin reacts. #MindBlowing
3. I’m Not Afraid To Try New Things
The most important thing that I’ve learned, when it comes to my own skincare, is to not be afraid to try something new. There are so many products out there, each of which makes claims to help promote or prevent certain things and some work for some people while others don’t. I approach trying a new skincare product with an objective point of view. Just because I’ve tried a product that’s similar without success doesn’t necessarily mean that I would enjoy the new one.
I’m still relatively new to this whole “let’s take care of our skin because we’re almost thirty and it’s important so you don’t look like a 89 year old before you have to” thing and I’m sure I’ll have a more firm approach in the coming months but, for now, this is where I’m at. I would love to hear what you do to take care of your skin…feel free to connect with me in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.