Skincare can vary from one person to another. Something might be suitable for my friend, but could cause havoc for my epidermis. And, vice versa. The point is, we need to understand our skin and what ticks it off and keeps it calm. Sometimes, it takes a little bit of trial and error.
Our hormones, genetics, weather change, environmental factors and everyday routine affects skin.
- For women, their menstrual cycle, birth control pills, baby delivery or even stress can make a difference to the skin. It’s always a good idea to get a few hormone tests done and pay a visit to the doctor if you feel uncertain about your hormones, or need a little bit of guidance. If we are up to date with the changes in our hormones and body, it’s easier to understand root causes and tailor a skincare regimen that is more effective.
- Genetics. Whether it’s skin allergies, skin type (dry or oily), pigmentation prone ethnic background or anything else; our skin needs to be taken care of keeping these elements in mind. If you decide to tackle problematic areas, issues or genetic dispositions; then choose your skincare in accordance. Make sure the serums, gels, oils, moisturizers or sunblocks you pick out are suitable enough to deal with your skin’s genetic traits.
- Weather change and environmental factors affect our exposed skin. Your skin type and genetics might react to the weather and environmental factors in different ways. Each person varies from the other. Sun exposure might cause pigmentation or heat rashes, while cold can lead to excessive dryness for already dry and sensitive skin. Pollution, sweat and temperature can clog pores and accumulate dirt within them. Depends on where you live and the climate conditions, skin regimens must take into consideration such factors. Make sure you understand how exactly your skin reacts and what triggers any core problems, then tackle them in a consistent skincare routine.
- You know what they say? You are what you eat. Well, maybe not literally but maybe to a certain extent when it comes to health or skincare. Some people can get away with eating all kinds of food and it won’t disrupt their skin texture, however others might not process food the same way. This brings us back to the point that everyone’s skin is different. Eating organic fruits and vegetables is always a healthier option, but not everyone can afford expensive organic stocks. So let’s just say that fruits and vegetables are good. Essential vitamins also help keep our body and skin healthy. So many critics have complained about the high amount of hormones found in chicken and beef these days and many women say it has affected their hormones. This in turn could also make a difference to skin. Remember that water is your best friend, it’s always a good way to get your system going. In essence, making healthy choices in our everyday life could also help the skin. Also, many women swear by supplements and vitamin capsules today. It’s always best to confirm this with a general physician I personally find Evening Primrose Oil an affordable and friendly option to calm down any premenstrual pain. Apart from that, I’ve even tried zinc and MSM. Overall, I’ve experimented with a few supplements and some are quite good, however the ones that my body and skin disliked, i didn’t risk giving them a second chance.
In conclusion, there are so many things to think about when it comes to skincare.