Have You Ever Thought About Brushing Your Skin?
There is something about the dental industry’s public health messaging that has really worked for them … it’s something that I really admire. Rain or shine, we get up every morning and we brush and floss our teeth. We don’t need reminders, we just do it … obediently and automatically, without a second thought. Their message seems to be that if you put in a little effort, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful smile.
Its disappointing that skin care practitioners haven’t been as effective at educating people about their skin. Its the largest organ system of our body, it’s highly visible and it serves us so well. You brush your teeth twice a day – why not put the same effort into your skin? When your skin is beautiful it radiates health and vitality. Why would we neglect it or cause it extreme damage however unintentionally?
I think it’s because we don’t know what makes for best practice. There’s a lot of confusion about the right approach to take. Lotions and potions are heavily marketed by the beauty industry and as a consequence, it’s no wonder it’s hard to make sense of what really works. A beautiful smile or beautiful hair will not make up for poor skin. We need to learn how to take better care of our skin health on a daily basis.
Get glowing in no time
Your broad spectrum SPF should be sitting right next to your tooth brush on the vanity. Put it on after you wash your face and before you put on your make-up. Think of it as good skin hygiene. Before you leave the house, putting on your sunscreen, rain or shine, should be an automatic part of your routine, regardless of the time of year.
Tip: Antioxidant formulations can boost the protective effects of your sunscreen if you wish to gain more protection, but think about how simplified your regime will be – this is all you will need as your day time skin care routine – one that works and will save you money on unnecessary skin creams and moisturizers.
Remember: The #1 enemy for aging the skin is photo-damage. So put on your SPF and wear your best smile. Thanks to your SPF, you’ll be fully covered.