When it comes to your health, the things that you likely prioritize are regular exercise, eating right, and getting the recommended eight hours of sleep. But just like breaking a sweat, eating a well-balanced diet, and catching z’s, skincare should be a priority too. Since our skin is unique to each of us, we all have to take a unique approach to how we care for our skin. It’s time to make your skin health a priority. Here are three reasons you might need to revamp your skincare regime:
You Have Oily Skin, Despite Daily Cleansing
Oily skin is a common issue that many people experience. This is likely due to stress, climate factors such as humidity, and changing hormones. While overly oily skin can clog pores and increase breakouts, the oil in our skin also has benefits, as it protects the skin, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
It’s important to strike a balance when treating oily skin. In order to control oil and maintain your skin’s natural moisture, dermatologists recommend using skincare products that are labeled oil-free and noncomedogenic. Products with these labels won’t clog your pores. Additionally, gentle cleansing every morning, evening, and after exercise is advised. And if you’re still dealing with oil, consider adding blotting papers to your skincare regime. Gentle taps on the oily areas can absorb excess oil on your skin.
You Have Dry Skin, Not Just During Winter
Redness, itching, tightness, and flaking are all signs of dry skin. Often temporary, dry skin is caused by a number of things, including where you live, your age, and your overall health. Usually, dry skin has an environmental cause. According to the skin experts from the Mayo Clinic, winter weather (when temperatures and humidity levels plunge) are linked to dry skin.
Additional causes of dry skin include harsh detergents and soaps that strip away natural moisture. Luckily, you can take action to prevent dry skin by moisturizing daily and using a gentle skin cleanser instead of harsh soaps. And in the cold winter months, experts advise covering your skin as much as possible to avoid dryness.
You Have Acne and Blemishes, and Concerns About Aging
If you’re experiencing adult acne, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 40 percent of adults have acne. Adult acne is a chronic condition, and it requires a tailored treatment that’s different than how teenage acne is treated. When treating adult skin, we have to consider that our skin is also facing normal aging concerns, including slower skin cell turnover, weakened moisture barriers that could make skin dry, and a reduction in elastin and collagen that keeps our skin looking full and plump.
Fortunately, there are several ways to treat acne. Dermatologists recommend products with salicylic acid, retinoids, and benzoyl peroxide, which can all help to treat adult acne. Retinoids also assist in treating age-related skin concerns such as visible signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines.
Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or if you want to take action to treat acne and blemishes, there’s a skincare regime for you.