The skin on your face and neck is delicate, and age and lack of care will be noticeable in those places first. We can’t do much about age, but we can influence how we care for our faces and necks – really, don’t forget the neck!
Ideally, your facial skin care routine is the last thing you do before sleeping and one of the first things you do upon waking. Skin that goes to bed clean and nourished fares better during the night, when valuable rest and regeneration occur. Skin that faces the day clean, moisturized, and protected from sunlight is refreshed and ready for the day.
But sometimes, and maybe often, you stumble to bed, exhausted, “too tired” to take off the makeup. You can sleep in your makeup and get away with it – but only when you’re very young. Over time, once-a-day morning-only care robs your skin of vitality. If you’ve been a somewhat lazy caretaker of your skin, you may want to rethink that strategy.
A commitment to a twice-daily 10-minute skin care routine makes your face glow. Get even more benefits by transforming skin care into a supportive self-care practice. Simply become more mindful and appreciative of each step. Soon, you’ll come to savor caring for your skin as special “me-time” that eases stress and gives you the benefits of healthy, glowing skin.
Your face will respond to all the TLC, the gentle cleansing and hydrating, and the light massage of fingertips to apply serums, moisturizers, and creams. You can use these few moments, morning and night, to slow down and enjoy the act of caring for your skin.
In our next posts, we’ll give you some ideas on how to transform “washing your face” into a stress-relieving ritual that benefits both body and soul.
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