How the Benefits of Skincare Improve Your Life

A proper skincare routine can help support healthy, glowing skin. Despite being the largest organ in the body, the skin is often neglected because of daily factors, such as sun damage and environmental pollutants.

Once the damage is done, it’s hard to reverse. That’s why building a great skincare routine is essential. But did you know that the benefits of a skincare routine aren’t only skin-deep?

At Nourishing Biologicals, we’ll discuss five surprising benefits of a skincare routine. But first, let’s talk about everything you should know about building a skincare routine.

What’s in a Skincare Routine?

No two people have exactly the same skin. And your own skin may vary depending on the season, stress levels, and diet — among many other factors. So, it makes sense to develop a personalized skincare routine that works for you.

However, while facial brushes and sheets masks are optional, the following products are a must-have in every skincare regimen: 

Cleanser

Cleansers are needed to remove sebum, makeup, and pollutants. Any makeup or product left overnight can lead to clogged pores, eye irritation, and premature skin aging. While some cleansing is necessary, it’s best not to overdo it with harsh ingredients. Instead, stick to gentle options, such as our Miracular Hydrating Cleanser.

Exfoliator

Our skin cells naturally shed themselves through a process known as cellular turnover. But, for many reasons, some skin types may need help with the process. You can use an exfoliating cleanser once or twice weekly to help remove dead skin cells and reveal radiant, fresh skin.

Toner

Once you’ve cleansed and exfoliated, a toner may remove debris that a cleanser didn’t wash away while balancing the skin’s pH. A toner can also apply a thin layer of active ingredients to the skin, making it easier for subsequent skincare products to absorb.

Serum

A serum is a concentrated blend of active ingredients, which essentially play a role in improving one's health and appearance. Active ingredients can help address anything from excessive skin dryness to uneven skin tone. 

Our Miracular Face Serum helps visibly reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dullness for a youthful glow.

Moisturizer

For those with dry skin types, a moisturizer is an absolute must-have! This is especially true if you live in a dry climate, have significant sun exposure (which can be drying), or often use drying products like benzoyl peroxide.

Our Miracular Skin Essence is packed with nourishing ingredients to help moisturize the skin, smooth uneven texture, and prep your skin for your makeup routine.

SPF Sunscreen

Approximately 80% of skin aging is caused by excessive sun exposure. This makes sunscreen essential for preventing concerns like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

5 Surprising Benefits of Skincare

The right skincare routine can help prevent future damage and manage current skin concerns. But the benefits of a skincare routine aren’t confined to your appearance alone. Here are five surprising ways that skincare can improve your life.

#1.) Brings Stability to Your Day

While some people thrive under constant novelty, others need more stability in their daily routine.

One study published in The Lancet Psychiatry even found that those with less consistent routines are more likely to feel stressed, experience a low mood, and even feel lonely. At least some consistency can be good for you.

Daily routines that involve self-care can add comfort and stability to your day. By starting and ending your day with something that makes you feel good, you can give yourself peace after a hectic day.

#2.) Save Time & Money

Taking care of your skin, using active ingredients, and protecting yourself against sun damage can do amazing things for your skin’s overall health.

Consider the corrective treatments to help address various skin concerns, like acne scars, dark spots, or fine lines. Treatment options such as microneedling, chemical peels, and laser treatments may be incredibly effective, but they aren’t always affordable.

An effective skincare routine with high-quality products can help stave off the need for more expensive treatments in the future. When you begin your skincare routine, consider it a small investment for long-term self-care.

#3.) Help Manage Stress

In modern society, we’re certainly no strangers to stress. Conventional advice for reducing stress includes yoga, exercise, walks in nature, and gratitude journaling. While these are incredibly effective and great for your skin, they may not be for everyone.

As an alternative, you can try using skincare to unwind. For instance, before turning in for the night, try setting up a spa-like ambiance in your bathroom with scented candles and soft music.

When using luxurious skincare products, you can focus on how your routine makes you feel and enjoy the benefits. You can even give yourself an at-home facial massage while you cleanse or apply serum — an excellent way to boost circulation. 

Why is this so effective in bringing calm? One reason may be the effects of mindfulness, in which you focus your mind on what’s immediately in front of you. If you’re focused on how good it feels to care for your skin, you’re probably not thinking about the daily stressors. 

It’s no wonder that mindfulness is linked to many health benefits. And with your skincare routine, you can practice being mindful, reaping the many advantages of great skin health.

#4.) Boost Self-Care

When you take care of your skin, you’re telling yourself that you’re worth the time, money, and effort. This can lead to greater self-worth and self-love — this is likely because we tend to value the things we invest in.

Plus, having great skin can be a confidence booster. We know that on our bad skin days, the last thing we want to do is go out and face the world. As a result, we may hide behind heavy makeup, skip out on plans with friends, and feel bad about our appearance. 

Another way a skincare routine can boost self-confidence is by allowing you to learn about the fascinating world of skincare. Once you begin your skincare routine, you’ll quickly understand what works and what doesn’t. 

Soon enough, you’ll be diving into information on various skincare ingredients and how they work, such as vitamin A, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and many other favorites.

#5.) Help You Develop Good Habits

Your habits are important because they help you achieve long-term goals. Once you turn something into a routine, it becomes automatic — and incredibly easy to do regularly.

A skincare routine is a great habit to follow. Practices like cleansing your skin at night, applying active ingredients to support healthy skin, and wearing SPF when stepping outside can help support the ultimate goal: youthful, glowing skin.

Other various habits can also help support similar skincare goals. 

For instance, you can combine your evening skincare routine with a meditation session, a great stress-busting technique that may improve your skin’s appearance and overall health. Or, in the morning, you can set aside some time to say a few words of gratitude and set your daily intentions for the day after applying your skincare products.

Combining other beautifying habits with your skincare routine can help make you much more likely to stick to them.

Create the Ideal Skincare Routine with Nourishing Biologicals

A skincare routine can immediately boost your skin’s appearance and provide various other benefits. If you stick to a consistent skincare routine, you may stave off the need for expensive treatments, bring your day some much-needed stability, and increase your chances of developing good habits.

The ideal skincare routine should include gentle ingredients with various bioactive compounds that work for your skin, not against it. Discover our Miracular Line and give your skin everything it needs to look and feel its best.



Sources: 

Effect of the Sun on Visible Clinical Signs of Aging in Caucasian Skin | PMC

Association of disrupted circadian rhythmicity with mood disorders, subjective well-being, and cognitive function: a cross-sectional study of 91 105 participants from the UK Biobank | The Lancet Psychiatry

Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health: A Review of Empirical Studies | PMC

Stress and Skin: An Overview of Mind-Body Therapies as a Treatment Strategy in Dermatology | PMC



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