With more than 1.7 meters of skin to care for on a daily basis, it is no surprise that most of our cupboards are filled with lotions and potions. And no, you probably don’t use all the products on a daily basis and some of them might cause damage than anything. To me, there’s 5 Skin Care Facts that you cannot ignore—that’s 5 things that vitally important and that’s that. Skin Care Fact not to Ignore #1—Drink water to replace what you lose Our bodies are made up of 55% of water; its goal is to flush our system from toxins, keep our digestive system on the go and to allow our cells to get more nutrients. But that water does not stay in our body all day every day, remember that small things like sweating and even breathing takes water from our cells. So it’s natural that we have to somehow replace the water that is lost, wouldn’t you agree? Our cells needs to work and for that to happen, we need to consume more water. Now, the skin is not any different from the rest of our body, it also needs water to help get rid of impurities which leads to pimples. Drinking enough water will also help your skin to look smooth and plump! Skin Care Fact not to Ignore #2—Protect your skin from the sun I cannot stress this enough; always wear sunscreen, even if you don’t feel like it. By wearing sunscreen you not only protect your skin from the aging process, but you also protect yourself against skin cancer. You will end up with a wrinkled and not so elastic skin, when you don’t wear sunscreen. There are plenty sunscreen products to choose from, but remember to apply the sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you go into the sun and keep it with you at all times, so you can reapply when you need to. Skin Care Fact not to Ignore #3—C is for Cleansing This should be the most important, most basic element of your daily skin care routine. You will not only remove any impurities from your skin when you cleanse, but you will also “prep” your skin for the skin care products that you are going to use next. Remember to opt for a cleaner that is soap-free and of course one that matches your skin type. A good way to really get down and dirty with your impurities is to massage the cleaner into your face for at least 20 seconds. Skin Care Fact not to Ignore #4—Fatty Acid is a must-have Remember I spoke in one of my previous posts about Nutrients for your skin? If you read that, you will remember that I mentioned in there that your body does not naturally produce fatty acid, which means that you have to take it in supplement form. By taking fatty acid on a daily basis, you help your skin hold water and nutrients. Without this nutrient, your skin cannot do its job, just like with drinking water. To break down fatty acid even more—you need Omega-3 and Omega-6. Fatty acid protects your skin from the inside out! Skin Care Fact not to Ignore #5—More Nutrients By more nutrients, I mean Antioxidants which is said to be good for cancer prevention and cardiovascular health. This can be found in all sorts of food such as veggies, seafood and fruits. Antioxidants are important for your skin and body cells. Also mentioned in one of my articles, 2 Antioxidants that are always in the spotlight is Vitamin C and E. These are just 5 Skin Care Facts that you cannot ignore and I believe they are the most important. Leave us a comment and tell us about your Skin Care Facts that you can’t ignore.