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Why Caring for Your Skin Should Be One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

WHEN IT comes to New Year’s resolutions, there are a few things that always come up on everyone’s lists. One of those most common is losing weight, either through adopting healthier eating habits or being more physically active. Another is to become more financially responsible in the coming year, something that can be really challenging especially if you’re the type to indulge in a bit of retail therapy now and then. Yet another is to read more books in order to become a more well-rounded, creative, and interesting person.

Let’s be honest, these are all great resolutions that everyone should work hard to follow for the new year. But if there’s one resolution that every modern Filipina should absolutely have on their list, it’s to take better care of their skin this coming year. Take note, however, that better skincare is not just about being more diligent about your daily hygiene and following a daily skincare regimen. It’s also about getting the professional skincare treatments you really need to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin.

Why should you? Well, it’s because of one simple and unavoidable truth: as the years pass and we grow older, our skin will start to undergo changes that are directly related to the natural process of aging. These changes, as specified by medical reference website WebMD, can be any or even all of the following:

  • Your skin will become rougher and less elastic
  • Your skin will start to loosen and sag
  • Your skin will become more transparent, showing the veins underneath
  • Your skin will start to develop wrinkles, laugh lines, and crow’s feet
  • Your skin will become more fragile and easily bruised or wounded

Now, if you’ve taken great care of your skin so far, these changes may not be visible yet, and that’s great. There might not be much reason to change your skincare. Eventually, however, your usual skincare regimen will not be as effective as it once was in repairing or concealing these changes when they do start to show. When the time comes that you finally notice these changes, you’ll likely require more intensive and extensive skin care than ever before. This is why we’re recommending that you begin taking care of your skin now rather than waiting for the first wrinkles or blemishes to surface. In fact, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to start nurturing these good skincare habits.

Avoiding the signs of skin damage or skin aging is not the only reason why you should take better care of your skin this year. Here are some of the other, just-as-important reasons why you should.

Because you deserve to look beautiful

Every modern Filipina deserves to look as beautiful as they can be. No matter your age, height, weight, or skin complexion, you should never feel as if you have to settle with just looking like you don’t take care of yourself. You deserve to be that girl who turns heads wherever she goes, thanks to her youthful and glowing skin. As such, you should definitely seek the aid of a professional and expert skincare clinic that can provide you scientifically proven treatments that will help rejuvenate your skin while also fending off the effects of skin aging.

Staffed by medical doctors and expert aestheticians, a professional skincare clinic can help you determine the products and treatments that best fit your skin profile. Moreover, they are equipped with advanced equipment that are designed to be used in specialized aesthetic procedures. Such treatments, which may include microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, and fractional needling therapy, are procedures that you can’t normally perform at home, which makes the services of a professional skincare clinic truly valuable. 

Because your skin is your first line of defense against illnesses

Your skin isn’t just there for your appearance’s sake. It’s also there to protect you against harmful external elements such as pollution, germs, airborne contaminants, and so on. It does this by serving as a self-repairing physical barrier between your body and the outside world, effectively sealing your more delicate tissues and organs underneath.

More than that, the skin is also part of your immune system. When pathogens try to invade your body through a break in your skin—a cut, abrasion, or some other type of wound—the skin’s Langerhans cells can send a signal to your body’s white blood cells to congregate to the area and fight off the invading foreign objects. This is why skin injuries get red and inflamed; it means that your body is doing its work to plug up the injury and heal it, before it gets worse.

Without our skin to provide that kind of protective response, we’d be in a more vulnerable state, especially with our world being filled with germs and contaminants as it is. With that in mind, wouldn’t it make sense to treat your skin as best as you possibly can? 

Because your skin reflects your inner health

When we’re unhealthy, sick, or malnourished, the first place where it actually shows is through our skin. For example, if you’ve got longstanding anemia, your skin will naturally look clammy and pale. If you’re always stressed or prone to eating unhealthy foods, you’re likely to have constant skin infections as well as frequent acne breakouts. Being obese, on the other hand, can make you prone to skin abscesses and boils. The list goes on in how our skin can reflect our inner health.

While medications and lifestyle changes can resolve many of these conditions and improve your health, more often than not, your skin will need a bit of extra assistance in order to be restored to its former state. By giving skincare to priority this year, you can more effectively repair the damage incurred by your skin over the years. Otherwise, the signs of damage that skin conditions left on your body during the unhealthy phase of your life may follow you through the years.

Just because you want to lose weight or become a better-rounded person this year doesn’t mean you should neglect your skin. Make taking care of your skin as one of your New Year’s resolutions, and we guarantee that you’ll be much more satisfied with yourself and your appearance come next year!

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