The skin covers your entire body and is deemed the largest organ of the human body. It is comprised of many layers of tissue that protect every aspect of your body; the bones, muscles, tissues, and all the internal organs, among others. It acts as the body’s insulator, is the first line of defence against pathogens and external forces or stimuli, and it regulates the flow of fluids in and out of the body. That is why the skin needs all the help it can get in order for it to be in its optimum state.
Despite everything that you put your skin through, it has an amazing ability to rejuvenate and regenerate its cells. Basically, your skin is quite tolerant to all the transgressions it undergoes, albeit, to a limited extent.
There are several essentials that you must remember (and constantly provide) for your skin.
Here are the five ways to cleanse and replenish your skin for it to stay silky and smooth.
CLEAN your skin
The key to having healthy skin is to keep it clean. However, there’s no need to make use of expensive cleansers. Washing the face twice a day with warm water and a suitable cleansing agent is enough to get rid of the day’s accumulated dirt, dead skin, oil, and even makeup.
Choose a cleansing agent that is suited to your skin type. It must be able to gently remove the debris, but not harsh enough to remove all of the moisture that is necessary for your skin. Look for (and make use of) organic and non-soap based cleansers. Your skin will benefit most from organic-based cleansers than it will from chemical products, since these will be much gentler on your skin.
TONE your skin
After cleansing, toning the skin should also be done. Toning helps restore your skin’s pH balance and also helps to close open skin pores, thereby keeping moisture and essential oils in.
Choose a product that is best suited to your skin type. A soothing toner made of all-natural ingredients such as Lemon Myrtle, Macadamia, and Vitamin E is great for removing dirt and oil, hydrating the skin, and restoring the natural pH balance of the skin.
EXFOLIATE your skin
Exfoliation eliminates dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and gives it an overall youthful glow. Exfoliate your skin two to three times a week, using a facial scrub containing organic ingredients.
Choose a body scrub that contains Macadamia, Patchouli, and Bergamot in order to cleanse and replenish your skin to silky smooth condition.
MOISTURISE your skin
The human body is comprised of about 75% water, thus, the need to constantly replenish that is imperative. Your skin, just like the rest of your body, needs to be hydrated in order for it to thrive and function properly.
Aside from drinking two to three litres of water daily, eating the right kinds of food, and exercising regularly, top off your daily skin regimen with the use of a natural moisturiser that will replenish the moisture in your skin and refresh its cells.
PROTECT your skin.
Aside from keeping the skin hydrated, effective moisturisers provide the skin with its much needed moisture as well as provide an effective barrier to prevent moisture from escaping your skin. Sunscreen also does this, in addition to protecting your skin from too much exposure to the harmful rays of the sun.
Antioxidants also provide protection to the skin by being the primary warriors against free radicals, which hasten skin aging. The best way to acquire antioxidants is by ingesting foods that are laden with them, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seafood. Vitamins C and E are also great sources of antioxidants. Certain moisturisers, body scrubs, and face creams also serve to protect the skin against aging.
Keep in mind these five ways to cleanse and replenish your skin to silky smooth condition and create (and follow) a skin care regimen that is suited to your skin’s needs.