I’m sure you already know that the skin is the largest organ of the body hence why you should pay a little more attention to its wellbeing. But there is an even more important reason why you should be taking better care of your skin. It is intimately connected with your body’s overall health.
It protects internal organs such as the heart and liver, it is the first line of defense for your body’s immune system, it plays a major role in temperature regulation and by synthesizing vitamin D from sunshine it ensures your bones remains strong.
Then there is of course the matter of physical appearance. A healthy skin is beautiful, lively and vibrant. It has fewer or no blemishes and ages more slowly.
Benefits of Using Quality Skin Care Products
1. Skin Hydration
There is nothing as important as well moisturized skin. It performs better at preventing pathogens from entering the body, it is suppler, it heals faster, prevents many skin problems such acne and sensitivity and it looks better.
Without adequate hydration it doesn’t matter how many expensive products you apply on your skin. It will not improve in appearance or health.
So before anything else, make sure your skin is always fully moisturized, night and day. This of course starts with eating the right food and drinking enough water. For sustained hydration through the day, invest in quality skin care and makeup products that prevent loss of moisture or add to it.
Be careful about certain products that actually dry your skin, causing it to become delicate, dull and prone to problems.
2. Slower Aging
In the quest for fewer wrinkles, many people will try just about anything from ineffective homemade products to suspect anti-aging magic pills.
Maintaining a younger looking skin is not about buying the most expensive or exotic products. It is a result of good skincare habits developed over time.
The most important of these habits is using quality skin care products. Products that moisturize your skin, nourish it, revitalize it and protect it.
3. Skin Healing
Every day, despite our best efforts, the skin gets exposed to numerous dangers and hazards. There is the sun and its damaging UV rays, there is pollution in the air and there are germs everywhere that can easily get onto your skin.
Quality skin care products not only protect the skin from most of these dangers, they also promote continuous healing from whatever damage may have been done. They ensure that UV rays don’t cause sun spots and that air pollution doesn’t clog your skin and cause painful breakouts. Good products will also protect you from any skin damage caused by germs and bacteria in the environment.
4. Skin Nourishment
Finally, good skin care products nourish the skin. They are formulated with ingredients that deliver essential minerals and vitamins to skin cells, helping them thrive and allowing the skin continually create new ones to keep your skin looking young.
Quality products also improve blood flow, which ensures your skin is receiving important nutrients and that it retains its vibrant look.
Dangers of Using Inferior Products
Inferior skin care products are often cheaper alternatives to quality brands. But the lower prices come at a cost to your health.
For one, these products are filled with dangerous chemicals that will wreak havoc on your skin and overall health. Secondly, they lack the right components that your skin needs to stay healthy and young.
At best, inferior products will not improve your skin appearance or health. At worst, and this is the most common scenario, they will damage your skin, making it sensitive, dull and more vulnerable to problems.
Here are a few more reasons why you should think twice before picking up that cheap lotion or eyeliner with ingredients you cannot pronounce.
• Damage to your skin which can range from dry skin to permanent damage. This reduces the skin’s effectiveness as a safety barrier, making your body more vulnerable to diseases and infections.
• Damage to internal organs and systems such as the reproductive system, heart and kidneys. Studies have linked phthalates (a dangerous ingredient in some beauty products) to reduced sperm count and other health problems.
• Increased risk of conditions such as cancer and dementia because of exposure to unsafe ingredients.
• For pregnant women, inferior makeup and skin care products have been known to cause birth defects and pregnancy complications.