Self-care is any activity we do to take care of ourselves physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. It promotes our own well-being and happiness. When asked the question, “What do you do for self-care?”, how do you answer it? Many answer immediately with physical well-being, such as eating right and exercising. Many answer getting a massage or having coffee with a friend. Others will say getting together with friends for a night-out or watching a sports event on TV. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what you do for self-care as long as you are doing something.
MDPen, a leader in micro needling, proposes that skin care is one way to take care of yourself. Most likely, you have a phenomenal skin care routine already in place that gives you radiant skin. However, you may think of this more as daily hygiene rather than self-care. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at skin care as self-care and ways to enhance your routine. Visit us online today!
HOW SKIN CARE IS SELF-CARE
Let’s think about your skin care routine. You probably have a set pattern. You start with your facial cleanser. You may add in an exfoliant. Maybe a toner. Then you’ll use your serum. And you’ll finish with your moisturizer. The whole process probably takes around 10 minutes a day, once in the morning and once at night (barring any unforeseen emergencies like a sick baby or exhaustion).
While performing your skin-care routine, you’re probably alone in the bathroom, just you and your mirror. As you go through the steps, you probably feel less stressed and more calm. In fact, it’s a good time to meditate and think on your day either before it happens or after it concludes. Your skin care routine is a way to wind down. Your heart rate lowers, and you feel comforted. If you turn on some slow music or meditative music, your skin care routine could double as the perfect processing time your brain needs to recover from the day.
Any act of self-care is vital to your mental well-being. Stress can cause a myriad of adverse health effects, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and inflammation. Skin care is just one act of self-care out of hundreds you can perform, and what works for you might not work for others. With skin care, you don’t need a bunch of fancy skin care products — it’s the act itself that is important.
SKIN CARE AND OVERALL SELF-CARE
Our daily lives are filled — and sometimes they overflow, leaving us stressed out and more susceptible to illness, and perhaps not all that much fun to be around. Skin care is one step in your self-care routine. Getting in the habit of forming other self-care routines can only benefit you in every aspect of your health. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, listening to your cat purr, journaling, or reading a book you’ve been wanting to read are all great ways to reduce stress, to remember what’s important in this life (not answering the next work email), and to live longer. When you’re less stressed, your family is less stressed — and that matters more than anything.
Taking care of your skin is important. After all, like your teeth, you only get one layer of skin (sure, it rejuvenates itself when injured, but not the entire organ) to last a lifetime. And since it’s our skin that defines how we perceive other people, it’s especially important to take care of it when so much of life is dependent on our looks. Beauty is more than skin deep. However, when we look good, we feel good, and that is the energy we project throughout our day.
MDPen, a producer of micro needling pens, has created its own line of proprietary skin care products that covers the whole spectrum in your skin care routine. We offer a Hydrating Cleanser to rid your skin of impurities, dirt, and grim from your day. We offer three types of different serums to choose from (Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Cellular Renewal Serum, and Tighten + Lift Serum) all with slightly different ingredients for a slightly different result. Cellular Renewal Serum is for daily rejuvenation of your skin’s cells to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum targets the skin’s moisture reservoir, helping to restore the plumpness of your skin’s cells. Our Tighten + Lift Serum specifically targets the collagen in your skin to tighten and firm it, making it a great addition to any anti-aging skin care regimen. To top it off, we offer our Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer for everyday use, which protects against the sun while locking in moisture. Our skin care products are all-natural, organic ingredients, and are paraben, petrochemical, and SLS/SLE free. We never test on animals.
Our mission at MDPen is to promote and support the use of micro needling technology to help clients reverse the signs of aging, improve acne scars, help in hair rejuvenation, and help to reduce stretch marks — all of which help our clients to feel better about themselves. This, in turn, reduces stress and improves your quality of life. Our micro needling practitioners are some of the best in the business at bringing this amazing, non invasive skin care procedure to you. With compassion and care, they will advise you on what they think best for your particular skin desire and wants. Our microneedling professionals will exceed your expectations every step of the way. To find the micro needling practitioners near you, visit our practitioner page on our website. Take care of you with a simple skin care routine. Visit our shop online now!