How healthy is your skin? New daily skincare routine research findings revealed
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- Published on Saturday, 17 June 2023 11:26
- Last Updated on 16 June 2023
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When it comes to our health, we often focus on maintaining a healthy body through nutritious food, diets, and exercise. However, we often overlook an important aspect of our well-being: our skin’s hydration levels. Do you have a daily skincare routine? Skin hydration plays a vital role in the appearance and feel of our skin, and it also helps slow down the signs of ageing.
First and foremost, let’s consider our lifestyle and daily routine. What activities do we engage in throughout the week that can affect our skin’s hydration levels? If we pause for a moment and reflect, we’ll realise that various factors beyond our control, such as perimenopause, menopause, UV radiation, social drinking, and our social and work lives, can impact our daily and weekly skincare routine. However, what we can control is establishing a skincare routine that will greatly benefit our skin’s health.
Research conducted by Hada Labo Tokyo reveals that only half of women (52%) actually adhere to a daily skincare routine.
Moisturisers are an essential component of any skincare routine. They should be used on our face, body, and the delicate skin around our eyes to maintain proper hydration.
Dr. Catherine Hood, a women’s health specialist and a member of the Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Care Panel, points out, “Insufficient hydration can lead to dryness, dehydration, tightness, flakiness, and a lack of vitality in our skin. Additionally, it significantly increases the likelihood of developing lines and wrinkles.”
Maintaining a good skincare routine doesn’t require purchasing numerous products. All you need are a few essential items to keep your skin adequately hydrated.
FACT: Our skin is the largest organ in the body. Like other organs, it consists of various types of cells that require water to function optimally.
Dr. Hilary Jones emphasises that one significant factor contributing to skin ageing, lines, wrinkles, and dehydration is sun damage. To limit the harmful effects of the sun’s rays, it is essential to use a sunscreen with a suitable sun protection factor (SPF).
A few years ago, my dermatologist advised me to use sunscreen year-round due to my fair skin. I was surprised to learn that even during winter, the sun’s rays can be damaging to exposed areas such as the face. Since then, I make it a point to apply sunscreen daily, not only for medical reasons but also because I have noticed that my skin feels more hydrated and healthy. I highly recommend the new Hada Labo Tokyo sunscreen for the face and the new Hada Labo Tokyo SPF 50 Sun Lotion, which offers the highest level of protection against the sun’s rays. Applying sunscreen only takes a few minutes, so take care of your skin as you would with the rest of your body’s health.