Facial Skin: How It’s Different From the Rest of Your Body

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The skin on your face is much more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body. It’s not just softer, finer in texture, and more sensitive; its cellular makeup is dissimilar from body skin. Under a microscope, the cells comprised of the top layer of facial skin appears smaller than skin cells from the rest of the body. And because facial skin is prone to environmental stress and vulnerable to wrinkles, you have to develop a sound skin care regiment to preserve its youthfulness. Below are important tips that will help you achieve a clearer, smoother, and more radiant facial skin:

Drink 8 Glasses of Water or More

Water just doesn’t flush toxins from the body and keep the organs lubricated, it also keeps the skin plump and hydrated. That’s why you need to drink 8 glasses of water or more every day! Water keeps the cells healthy — they cannot function at all without it. If you’re dehydrated, your cells are not working as efficiently. They will die from the lack of water. Dehydration will manifest in dry, flaky facial skin. Pretty soon, dry skin will lead to wrinkles. In addition, toxins will start building up on the colon and the kidneys will be stressed out from filtering harmful compounds in the blood. All these will show up on your face! So drink up, keep your cells healthy, and you will achieve perfectly smooth, glowing skin.

Mild Cleanser

A mild cleanser helps keep dirt, grime, and environmental pollutants away from the skin —things that will accelerate aging, dead skin buildup, and cause breakouts. That’s why the first step towards better skin is proper cleansing.

Ideally, you should only wash your face twice daily with a mild, non-soap cleanser. If you can, splash your face with water in the AM but hold the cleanser. You can cleanse your face once you take a bath or shower. In the evening, cleanse your face only to remove makeup and to prep your skin for toner and moisturizer. If you sleep with clean skin, you will wake up to clean skin so there is no need to over-wash your face in the morning.

Moisturizers and Serums

A critical part of any skincare routine is moisturization. You want to boost the level of moisture deep within the skin’s layer. A good moisturizer will help you do that. For those with sensitive or blemish-prone skin, consider an oil-free formula. For dry skin, choose a formula that’s richer and more emollient while those with oily skin should stick to a light gel formula that absorbs easily.

We also recommend face oil to hydrate the skin. Don’t be put off with the idea of slathering face oils, even on oily skin. The oil will help rebalance problematic skin while also increasing moisture level deep within the skin’s layer effectively. Try it!

You can also use a serum to add skin-friendly nutrients to your skin. These nutrients will depend on the kind of problem the serum is trying to address, like to keep skin radiant or smooth, as well as to hasten cell regeneration, etc.