Why should active women have a good skincare routine?
A proper skin care routine is important because it keeps our outermost layer of skin intact, and our skin is our body’s largest organ and barrier against infection that we have. Through maintaining this layer it serves as a protective barrier to the environment and healthy skin is better able to fight signs of accelerated ageing, it heals faster, and starves off potential disease more efficiently than unhealthy skin.
In regards to our health, skincare is not simply about ‘looking good’. When we have poor skin care habits we can be more susceptible to rashes, acne, sores, premature wrinkles, disease, and infection. For us active women it is also super important as we are exposed from to so many skin drying and damaging environments, such as air-conditioned gyms and fitness centres.
It is essential to keep your skin healthy through consistent habits as it is constantly growing and changing. Alongside your skincare routine it is important that you keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet to provide the vitamins and minerals your skin need, and ensure if you are spending time outside you use a sunscreen over the top of your moisturiser.
Let’s be honest to though, we all want to look great too! Feeling good about your skin and appearance by knowing you are taking care of yourself helps a lot with confidence levels. A proper skincare regime will keep your skin looking fresh, vibrant and glowing. Unhealthy skin can appear dull, and premature wrinkles develop more easily as it loses its elasticity, which can leave it looking thin and saggy. A good skincare routine followed regularly is essential to healthy aging. Don’t wait until your later years to start with good skin habits, as what you do at a young age will contribute to younger looking skin in our not so young years later on.
Proper skin care involves daily cleansing it properly. Many people assume that washing your face once or twice a day will be enough, but water and a washcloth are not enough to remove bacteria, pollutants, excessive sebum and dead skin cells that gather on our skin every day. Regular cleansing also reduces the likelihood of a dull complexion and breakouts. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests that we cleanse our faces twice a day (and after sweating) using a gentle cleansing solution. The Move by Minerva daily cleanser is a gentle formula designed to meet these needs.
People often skip the toner as they are unclear of its actual purpose. Alcohol free toners like the Move by Minerva toning mist are an important part an overall skincare routine. When left damp on the skin before applying moisturiser, they give an instant boost of hydration while helping calm the skin, control oil and stimulate blood circulation. Recent research has actually shown skin to be ten times more permeable than dry skin, so leaving your skin damp with a toner and applying moisturiser immediately after will allow the active ingredients in those products to penetrate deeper within the skin, giving you even better results. Of course we want to do everything we can to maximise the effectiveness of our moisturiser and there for our results. So be sure not to skip out on your toner!
Finally a great moisturiser will complete the process by leaving you with softer, hydrated skin with more elasticity, and that is protected from the environment and ensures the skin is glowing.
Good skincare doesn’t have to be complicated and require a lot of effort. The Move by Minerva 3-step system was designed to be simple, effective, and affordable. Fit girls are on the go so our products were created to meet the needs of active women through providing a quick, easy, balanced self-care routine that also assists with healthy ageing.
A good regime of cleansing, hydrating, and moisturising should be followed every day in order to be most effective. Avoiding smoking, excess exposure to the sun and tanning is essential to reducing damage to the skin, in combination with healthy diet and drinking water is beneficial to improving skin elasticity and cleaning pores from the inside. Overall keeping good habits with an active lifestyle and good nutrition in addition to active skin care will help the skin age gracefully and beautifully.
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