We live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world, which can be both physically and mentally demanding. So it’s important to build in time for self-care, to slow down and give our mind and body the attention they deserve. One of the most common forms of self-care is a skincare routine. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and we must take care of it well! Below are a few essential skincare products that both women and men can incorporate into their daily routines.
After a long and busy day, it’s a good idea to cleanse your face and rid it of bacteria and particles it has seen throughout the day. The key is finding the proper cleanser for your skin type, whether it’s dry, oily, or combination. A cleanser, along with a tool to apply the cleanser such as a konjac sponge found in the Summer Balanced Lifestyle Box, helps to keep your pores clean.
In addition to a cleanser, moisturizer is possibly the most essential part of any skincare routine. Even if you have oily skin, moisturizer is still necessary to protect your skin barrier and provide moisture to the deeper layers of skin. Finding a daytime moisturizer that contains a high level of SPF is also important for preventing sun damage. And the right nighttime moisturizer can help soothe and hydrate your skin after a long day.
Most people forget to exfoliate their skin, but it is a vital part of keeping your skin healthy! Exfoliating allows for your pores to unclog and refresh. Although it’s not necessary to implement into your daily routine, dermatologists recommend exfoliating once a week. If you’d prefer to do it on the regular, there are exfoliants gentle enough for daily use that would also work! Dry brushing is one way of exfoliating and can be done right before you shower with a product such as a konjac sponge or a facial dry brush.
We’re not sure about you, but we find the process of applying and removing face masks to be so much fun and totally satisfying! Applying a mask is a great way to unwind at the end of a long day to pamper yourself. There are several different types of masks that serve different purposes for your skin! One mask we love in particular is the Flight Mode High-Altitude Hydration Mask and can be found in our Summer Balanced Lifestyle Box.
Regardless of your gender or age, implementing a proper routine that fits your skin’s needs, and practicing it consistently, will help improve your appearance and overall health.
Looking for some skincare inspiration (and a laugh?!), check out our Social Media Manager, Chelsea’s, skincare routine here!
To your Balanced health,
Your friends at The Balanced Company