Everyone wants a glowing complexion and tries to achieve this goal by trying every skincare tip in the book and spending loads of money on products promising flawless and youthful skin. Whether you are dealing with blemishes or looking for anti-aging solutions, in order to achieve healthy skin you need to take care of your overall health by staying active, eating right and taking time to rest and rejuvenate. For more tips on how to keep your skin beautiful year-round, please read on!
Wash Your Face
Think about how much dirt and grime fills our pores on a regular basis, day after day. This buildup of dirt in your pores will eventually lead to more acne and breakouts, which will leave your skin looking dirty and oily. As you go on about your day make sure to wash your face every morning and every night. Use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils, but one that will cut through the bacteria and dirt that sticks to your skin. Make sure to also take the time to exfoliate at least once a week to scrub off any dead skin cells to reveal the healthy, youthful complexion beneath. A good exfoliator will keep your skin looking fresh and healthy, will leave it feeling smooth, prevent breakouts and will also help your other skincare products to absorb better. Once you go through your skincare routine, don’t forget to apply a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
Do not underestimate the power of sunscreen – this step is vital to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays and things like sun poisoning and skin cancer. Always apply sunscreen before you step outside and look for one with an SPF of 30 or higher. Wear sunscreen even on cloudy days! This small habit can also slow down and prevent wrinkles, sunspots and other signs of premature aging.
Breaking a sweat is not only good for your waistline, it’s also very beneficial for your skin. Running, jogging, yoga, high intensity training and any other form of exercise that gets you to sweat will help purge your body of toxins that could lead to some serious breakouts. Make sure to wash and cleanse your face before you hit the gym – if you work out with makeup on it will clog your pores further and lead to unwanted blemishes and skin problems. After your sweat session take some extra time to exfoliate and moisturize.
Did you know that a simple trick to keep your pores small is to rub an ice cube over your face after a nice warm shower? It’s true! Take an ice cube, put it in a paper towel and when it begins to melt rub it over your face. This easy hack will tighten your pores, reduce puffiness, control blemishes and keep your skin fresh and youthful.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Being well rested is important for your overall health and well-being, but it can also affect your skin and appearance. People who don’t sleep well or get at least six hours of sleep every night are more prone to fine lines and dry skin, which can lead to premature wrinkles and aging. Make sure to also change your pillowcase often to keep your skin clean from oil and dirt buildup.
Don’t Touch Your Face
Think about how many things and surfaces you touch all day long, and then imagine transferring all of that grime onto your face. It’s also important to leave any blemishes and pimples alone – don’t pop them! Messing around with zits will just leave big, red blotches on your skin and could result in acne scars that can linger for weeks or even be permanent. If you do suffer from acne or occasional breakouts, treat them with over the counter creams or work with a dermatologist for a prescription medication.
Healthy skin is a sign of a healthy body, which means you need to take care of your overall health and well-being in order to reap the benefits of glowing skin. A balanced diet full of colorful fruits, veggies, fatty fish like salmon or sardines and lean protein is the recipe for beautiful skin. Stay away from sugary drinks and junk food, and make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
If you would like to learn more about keeping your skin beautiful all year round stop by our clinic to speak to our team about our services. We look forward to meeting you and helping you establish a program unique to your health goals.