In 2021 the beauty industry reported approximately $511 billion dollars in profit worldwide. In the United States alone there is about 3.5 percent of revenue growth year over year. A large part of this growth can be attributed to cosmetic and skincare popularity amongst American consumers. Did you know skincare products are the only cosmetic items deemed a necessity by health care professionals? Here are 3 essential components you should ensure to incorporate into your personal skincare routine.
Ultraviolet Radiation, more commonly known as UV, can be extremely damaging to your skin. UV rays from the sun can cause premature aging, dark spots, leathery skin, and even cancer, amongst many more harmful effects. Sun protection is one of the most important elements to be included in skincare products, according to dermatologists. Applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to your skin daily is highly recommended. A few other ways to protect your skin from the sun can include seeking shade when outdoors or wearing clothing that protects your skin.
As we age, over time the skin can begin to lose collagen. Collagen is imperative because it is the protein responsible for strengthening the skin as well as maintaining elasticity and hydration. Using face washes, serums, and creams with Retinoids is the best line of defense experts suggest for collagen retention. A retinoid is the prescription-strength version of Vitamin A, which assists in advanced healing, preventing breakouts, and promoting natural moisturization. There are countless Retinol skincare products. When choosing the right one for you, “It is best to start with the lowest concentration before moving up,” according to board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Heather Rogers.
Dry skin, also known as xerosis or xeroderma, is very common amongst older adult populations. This condition can cause weakening of the skin resulting in cracking, reddening, or infections. Skin needs consistent moisture to remain smooth and malleable. Daily moisturizers are a great way to trap moisture in the skin ensuring clear, smooth, and wrinkle-free skin. Also using warm water as opposed to hot, oil-based creams, soft cloths, and not using bar soap, all play a role in avoiding dry skin.
No matter your age, race, gender, or demographic, having glowing healthy skin is something we all strive for. It is never too late to aim for better skin maintenance practices. Simply applying these three steps to your routine will have you on the right track to healthy skincare. Make sure to follow us on our social media pages for more useful tips, fun content, and detailed information about our community here at Village Park.