We hear a lot today about living with intention; about being mindful about what we are doing with our lives. There are so many ways we can expand from that general concept. Whichever way you go about it, living with intention has its benefits. Here, we want to touch on how intentional practices might revolve around the desire to have great skin. We also discuss how to bring the idea of deliberate practice to life so your skin looks great now and for your lifetime.
Skin Care Begins with an Idea
The idea behind good skin care, meaning what you do to care for your skin each day, is that taking care of your skin will provide aesthetic rewards. Wash, moisturize, and protect, and your skin will be more resilient against the early signs of aging. Sure, we’ve got an array of corrective treatments that can lift brows and erase dark circles and much more; but prevention is still the best medicine. Why wait until the evidence of collagen loss is unmistakable? Set the wheels in motion now to benefit later.
How to be Intentional about Your Skin
Our appearance changes as we age. This we cannot control. What we can control, though, is how and when those changes happen. Genetics, aside, aging skin is also a matter of intention. The good news is that we don’t have to go to great lengths to postpone the signs of aging. We also don’t have to spend thousands of dollars. Some of the best ways to get a leg up on aging include:
- Maintain skin by maintaining health. If you didn’t already have enough reasons to load your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, here’s another. Leafy greens and fresh fruits support cell function, which in turn supports firm, glowing skin.
- Care for skin with well-chosen products. More people are learning that medical-grade skin care has the magic their skin needs. This is because skincare isn’t just about washing makeup off at night; it’s also about using the strongest and safest ingredients to fight free radicals and other factors that degrade collagen.
- Boost anti-aging power with periodic professional treatments. Again, these don’t have to be costly. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are excellent treatments for promoting ongoing collagen production.