How often do you get a professional facial treatment and do you see it as pampering? When it comes to our bodies, we consider our health a necessity. Eating healthy food, going to the doctor when we are sick, and making sure everything is in working order is rightfully considered a requirement for good health.
However, when it comes to our skin, doing anything for it is merely considered a luxury. Despite being our body’s largest organ, caring for it is seen as pampering rather than a necessity, unlike what we do for the rest of ourselves.
Beyond the cosmetic applications of skincare, there are medical reasons for your regular visits to the spa.
First off, keeping your skin properly cleaned and balanced can prevent painful and unsightly problems in the future. The pollution we expose ourselves to daily builds up over time and eventually leads to the formation of pimples, cysts, and thinned skin. Taking the time to cleanse your skin every day will prevent these problems down the line.
Another glaring problem prevented by proper skincare is sun damage. Sun spots are unsightly, sure, but the bigger issue with it is skin cancer. On sunny days, protecting yourself from harmful UV rays is a must, and a gentle sunscreen comes highly recommended.
While your spa day doesn’t have to be as serious as a doctor’s appointment, it shouldn’t be seen as frivolous pampering. Instead, see it as a form of care that your body needs. Healthy skin is a part of a healthy you!