If there’s one beauty crime I’m guilty of committing, it has to be not loving my skin enough. Moisturising regularly is the key to achieving soft, healthy and smooth skin. Take that out from your skincare routine, and you could be in a soup. This June, something unfortunate happened to me. I developed a skin infection.
As a result of dryness, my skin became flaky. Constant itching made my skin flare up, especially at night. You know what followed after itching, right? A nasty rash which eventually lead to scars and now marks that I can never get rid off. At first, I thought it was an allergy. But after getting tested, that too was ruled out. When I consulted my dermatologist, he only asked me one question, “how often do you moisturise your skin?”
I had no answer to this.
Something as basic as not moisturising enough could damage your skin. I skipped it for months at a stretch and you know what happened after? Dry and itchy skin. My skin looked duller by the day and fine lines started showing up! To be honest, it wasn’t a pleasant sight.
However, today, it’s a different story. These past two months, I’ve realized how essential it is to have a skin routine.
I apply a lotion, once in the morning and once before I go to bed. I’m in love with the Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Spray Moisturiser (Rs 380), Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer Body Lotion (Rs 165), The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream (Rs 995) and Vaseline Body Gel Oil (approx Rs 1,112). You’ll always find one of these products in my bag at all times.
Even though I can’t do away with the scars and marks on my arms and thighs, I can be more cautious and responsible in the future. For every time I shave, I moisturise. Either I use a body oil or use a hydrating body moisturiser as soon as I step out of the shower.
My advice to you ALL you women out there, please do not neglect your skin. Look after it every day and it will reward you with a rich, nourishing glow. Invest in good quality products and stick to a proper skincare routine. Trust me, your skin won’t just thank you now but will do so 10-20 years from now as well. Good luck y’all!