If you’re thinking about starting a skincare regimen, stop ruminating on the idea and take action. It’s never too late to begin caring for your skin. Whether you spent your teenage years baking in the sun without sunscreen in hopes of getting tan, sleeping with a full face of makeup in your 20s, or using alcohol-based cleansing wipes in your 30s, you're never too old to start a skincare routine or visit an esthetician.
So, what are you waiting for? Here’s the secret to healthy, glowing skin:
Your skin requires a nutritious diet to remain healthy just like the rest of your body. The food you eat impacts the overall look and feel of your skin, whether you encounter common skin conditions, and your risk of skin cancer. To achieve a more healthy complexion, consume wholegrains and legumes over processed foods and carbohydrates. Several foods you should incorporate into your diet include nuts, seeds, barley, tea, mussels, oysters, salmon, carrots, dark green leafy vegetables, avocado, and berries.
Exercise also plays an important role in overall skin health. A regular workout regimen will boost blood flow, keeping skin cells nourished with oxygen and nutrients. Exercising also promotes collagen production and stimulates cell growth, leaving skin glowing. Sweating also helps flush out unwanted toxins.
Relax & De-Stress
In addition to exercise, it’s essential you take breaks to officially relax throughout the week. This can be through meditation, yoga, or simply sitting on the couch and watching television. Stress can trigger skin conditions such as acne, eczema, plaque psoriasis, and rosacea, so it’s best to set aside time to de-stress.
Drink Lots of Water
If you’re not getting enough water, research has shown your skin could lose elasticity and its dewy appearance. So, it’s time to fill up your glass more than eight times per day, at least. The Mayo Clinic reports the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine “determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is: about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men'' and “about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.” About 20 percent of this fluid intake comes from food, so eight glasses should suffice.
Protect Yourself From the Sun
Although the sun’s warm rays may feel good beating down on your skin, they’re not. Too much can lead to wrinkles, sunburn, an uneven skin tone, melasma, age spots, solar keratosis, or various types of skin cancer. To protect your skin, wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, re-apply sunscreen every two hours if you’re spending the day outdoors, put on a hat to cover your face, and utilize other tanning methods.
Develop a Skincare Routine
This may seem overwhelming, considering some people have 15-step skin care routines, however it doesn’t have to be that complicated. You can achieve healthy skin with simple three-step morning and night routines.
In the morning, start with a cleanser to remove any first from your face that builds up while sleeping. Then, add a moisturizer to hydrate your face. Finish off with sunscreen if it’s not in your moisturizer, and finally, apply your makeup. At night, you should take your makeup off with an alcohol-free remover and small cotton pads. Then, cleanse away. Apply an anti-aging product such as a serum, and moisturize. Add an exfoliation step once or twice per week, but not every day.
Of course, you can add additional steps and serums to either routine, based on your preferences. To get the most out of your skincare regimen, speak to a dermatologist or esthetician. They can help you find the best products for your skin type.
Try MediSpa Treatments
Once in a while, you may want to add a MediSpa treatment into your monthly skincare routine. Every month or every other month, undergo a HydraFacial to give your skin the nutrients it needs. Once per year, try a chemical peel to rid your skin of stubborn blemishes or acne. You can also try laser resurfacing or IPL treatments for smoother skin.
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