I’m not afraid admit that I’m a bit of a fanatic when it comes to my skincare and I’m pretty disciplined about it too. For instance, I never sleep without first removing my makeup or washing my face – and I never leave the house without first applying sunscreen. It probably sounds excessive at first, but poor skincare habits will one day catch up with you. I’m a firm believer that it’s never too late or too early to start treating your skin with a little more care. So I wanted to share the 3 main reasons to invest in skincare today.
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1. Prevent long-term damage
It’s no secret that as we age, skin gradually begins to slow its collagen production, which is what makes you skin appear smooth, plump, and supple. As collagen decreases, you’ll notice more wrinkles and sagging skin. Investing in skincare lays down the foundation for slowing down skin problems and preventing long term and permanent damage.
2. Saves you money over the long haul
Spending a lot of money on beauty products can seem daunting at first, but it actually saves you money in the long run. A great moisturizer can improve your skin’s texture and complexion, allowing it to look better with less makeup. And that means spending less on concealers and foundations to hide flaws. Better skin now also equates to less maintenance required in the long run. That’s why I’m such a big fan of the La Mer Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream. It leaves my skin looking plump and healthy all day.
3. Quality Ingredients
Investment-worthy skincare products are usually pricier than their drugstore counterparts because they contain more potent ingredients. The ingredients that you should splurge on are retinols, peptides, antioxidants (which are tricky and unstable), and scrubs/exfoliants. Don’t get me wrong, I have my fair share of drugstore products, but the time-tested ingredients and research-backed formulas of brands like La Mer, Caudalie, Eve Lom, PCA Skin, and Tata Harper can’t be surpassed.
Where do you invest in your skincare?