Quality skincare has been valued for thousands of years. Our skin is our body’s largest organ and our first line of defense against many infectious diseases and other dangers. It keeps us dry, helps us cool off, and protects us from the sun’s rays. A proper skincare regimen dates back to the days of Cleopatra, who used to bathe in sour milk that was rich in lactic acid, which has since been identified as an effective skin exfoliating agent. The Romans took regular baths with soaps to help clean their skin, and Ancient Greek athletes used to coat their skin in olive oil and fine sand to help defend against the sun’s intense rays during competitions. Ancient bathhouses are some of finest examples of classical architecture in existence, whose construction is a great example of the kind of value that humanity has always placed in the health and cleanliness of our skin.
A quality skincare routine will help keep skin smooth, clear and healthy. Basic skincare includes products like cleansers, creams, exfoliating agents, and more advanced skincare can include treatments such as facials or microdermabrasions.
Why is it important to keep skin clean and adhere to a skincare regimen? Our skin faces challenges each day from dirt, dust, and various microorganisms, and for the most part, our skin does a great job at keeping these unwanted intruders out. But sometimes, our skin is simply overwhelmed and needs some extra help. This is where skincare comes in. Basic problems like acne or mild sunburns are often the results of a neglected skincare routine. Going to bed with your makeup on can frequently result in breakouts in the morning.
Skincare is also important in a more long-term sense. Over time, our skin loses its strength and firm look. This process is accelerated if our skin is exposed to too much sunlight without adequate sunscreen protection, if we smoke, or if we have a generally poor diet. Proper skincare goes beyond skincare products; skincare is representative of your overall lifestyle. Our skin is a great indicator of our overall health, so if the appearance of our skin is faltering, it’s our body’s way of telling us that something isn’t right.
Finally, the icing on the cake of a good skincare regimen is professional treatments from a quality skincare clinic like IG Beauty Studio. IG Beauty Studio offers a wide array of professional skincare treatments like deep-cleansing facials, peels, and collagen induction therapy to provide that extra level of skincare that you simply can’t replicate at home. These procedures can sometimes produce results in as little as one session, and there’s a wide variety of services available to cater to a wide variety of skincare needs.
An at-home skincare routine should play a supplementary role to a professional skincare routine to achieve the best results possible. The techniques and equipment available at our Toronto cosmetic clinic cannot be matched. Contact IG Beauty Studio today to book your first appointment to start your professional skincare program, and get ready to see the results on your skin.