Skin aging is no joke. Even at 33, I’ve already noticed a precipitous drop in my skin’s elasticity and brightness. It also doesn’t heal as quickly as it once did. Deep breaths.
On my birthday, I committed to being kinder to my skin. But where to start?
The first thing I did was to replace my nubby washcloths with these microfiber cloths from Amazon. They are much, much, much gentler on my skin. They’re super soft for when my skin needs a break at the end of the day. They also resist staining, so you can use them to remove chalky masks and makeup and they’ll still be bright white.
Last month, I read an article about switching to silk pillow cases to prevent skin damage. When I asked my new dermatologist about it, he insisted the article was nonsense. Yes, silk isn’t better for your skin than cotton. But if you care about your skin, he insists you should only be sleeping on your back. As a dedicated stomach sleeper since the age of two, this poses a problem for me.
My derm suggested switching to a cervical support pillow. He insists that more neck support will help me adjust to sleeping on my back. He also says that sleeping on my back may help my acne. Boy, I sure hope he’s right.
One more easy switch? I added a humidifier to my bedside table. I usually use it when the change of seasons leaves my skin feeling parched but now, it’s a year-round solution. Need a humidifier that’s not hideous? This Cool Mist Humidifier is the way to go.
Any tips for protecting your skin that don’t require expensive creams or serums? I’m all ears.