The Importance of Proper Skin Care: Why It Matters


Skin care is no longer a luxury or the privilege of the rich and famous. Everybody needs to look after their skin. The skin is the human body’s largest organ and yet skin care is not high on the list of health priorities for many people as they do not know the importance of skin care.

A lot of time and money is spent on looking after other parts of the body, while the skin has to take a back seat. The skin affects the overall functioning of the body in many ways and is often the first place where symptoms of other health problems can be seen.

Your skin is exposed to a number of harmful elements on a daily basis – air conditioners that dry out skin, exhaust and other industrial fumes, harsh sunlight, electromagnetic radiation from electronic devices, and harsh chemicals in household products; the list is endless. All these elements can damage your skin and result in long-term scarring. Good skin care is vital to protect and maintain a healthy skin and body.

Science, technology, and product development have had a huge impact on skin care products over the last few years. There are products available to suit all skin types and lifestyles. The correct skin care products must be sought and used on a regular basis. Knowledge really is power and with the wealth of information available, it is easier than ever to choose the right products for you and your family.

Skin care must be taught to children from a very young age. South Africa has the second highest rate of skin cancer in the world, second only to Australia. A culture of good skin care must be created and promoted covering all the life stages of a person. Good skin care habits, entrenched when young, will last a lifetime.

Skin care does not have to be expensive and is definitely not reserved for the rich and famous. Every person is unique and so is their skin. Do the research and find the best products and routines for you as part of your healthy lifestyle choices. You only have one skin – give it the care it deserves!