While so many people maintain a skincare routine because they want their skin to look attractive, the most important reason to have a skincare regime is that the skin provides a protective barrier for the rest of your body. It is your first line of defence against bacteria, so you want to fortify that barrier and keep it healthy.
The skin protects us. The skin supports the life of all other body parts and plays a role in maintaining the immune system. For instance, when exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays, your skin manufactures Vitamin D, an essential vitamin for healthy skin and body.
Dry and irritated skin gets damaged more quickly than oily skin. Cracks can form, or dead skin can build up like “snake skin”. Which in turn can make your body's skin more prone to infection. Looking after our body’s skin can also prevent skin sensitivities like rashes or immune responses like dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
While a skincare routine may seem to be a high maintenance habit, in reality, the steps for healthy skin are easy to implement - and essential for your health.