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What I Learned from Starting a Skincare Routine

Girl's hand reaching out towards skincare products

 

For the first 29 years of my life, I did nothing more than wash my face with water. I never had severe acne or other skin conditions, so it never crossed my mind to invest in skin care. It seemed unnecessary, expensive, and very overwhelming. With countless products, brands, ingredients, routines, and tutorials at my disposal, where would I even begin?

But, when I turned 30 last year, I decided to give it a try. Although I don’t have any bad skin conditions, I do have dry, sensitive, and fair skin. And this new decade got me thinking about aging! Since I started a simple skin care routine, my skin has become healthier, smoother, and more hydrated. I’ve learned why skincare is so important and actually enjoy the daily process.

It takes time to see and feel the benefits of proper skin care. It’s not an overnight fix. It took about a month before I started to see and feel the results on my face: soft and hydrated skin. Dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian told the New York Times, “Results are only seen through consistent use.” If you want to see results, the piece continues, “generally, aim to use a product over at least six weeks, once or twice daily, to notice a difference.”

 
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Source : Verily – What I Learned from Starting a Skincare Routine By, Christine Warner

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