Having healthy skin is something that will never go out of style. But even so, not everyone knows the best way to take care of their skin. No matter how young or old you are, having a proper skin care regime can keep you looking youthful, your skin glowing, and unsightly blemishes and wrinkles away.
If you’re ready to get serious about taking care of your skin, here are 10 things you can do for a healthier complexion:
1. Drink Water
When it comes to being healthier in any way, you’ve probably heard that you need to drink more water. The same goes if you want to have a beautiful complexion. Because our skin is technically an organ, it can begin to show the damage if we aren’t detoxifying properly. Drinking enough water everyday can help you to flush out the toxins, stop them from taking root in your body, and keep your skin clear and beautiful.
2. Stay Moisturized
The right amount of moisture in a skin care routine is important to fighting off wrinkles and keeping the complexion youthful. While each person may need a different level of moisture, having a daily facial lotion in your routine that helps you feel hydrated without feeling greasy can keep you looking your best.
To maintain the proper moisture levels in your skin, have a hydrating facial every few weeks. For those that suffer from dry skin, a more frequent hydrating facial routine can prevent pealing and reduce the tight feeling that sometimes comes with skin being too dry.
3. Never Fall Asleep in Makeup
Sleeping in makeup can clog our pores, dry out our skin, and make us look older than we are. On top of that, falling asleep in your makeup probably means you’re not washing off the day’s dirt. Always, always, always, make it a point to take your makeup off before you fall asleep.
The right amount of exfoliation can remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause acne. Allowing dead skin to linger on our face can also make us look tired, worn out, or just less fresh than we may have hoped. Frequent, yet gentle, exfoliation can help us stay bright and beautiful. In addition to using proper exfoliation at home, microdermabrasion treatments are great for stimulating collagen and giving a fresh look.
5. Reduce Stress
Reducing stress is easier said than done, but it’s crucial for many of us. Stress can wrack havoc on our bodies, including our skin. Try to take some time to relax at least once a week. If you can, create a relaxation routine to complete before bed. Getting a facial is a great way to relax, reduce your stress, and contribute to your complexion at the same time.
6. Get Enough Sleep
Just as stress can do damage on our skin, not getting the right amount of sleep can hurt as well. Lacking sleep can cause our skin to look dull, the bags beneath our eyes to puff out, and more.
While each person will have different requirements for the amount of sleep they get each night, try to get the recommended eight hours. Your body will thank you.
The benefits of exercise can also appear in our skin. Get your blood circulating and the toxins in your body moving with a regular exercise routine.
8. Get Antioxidants
Antioxidants help us to fight off free radical damage, which can in turn make us sick. Antioxidants can benefit the skin when ingested internally and applied topically, so get your recommended dose of antioxidant packed foods and pick up a serum loaded with skin loving antioxidants.
You can also receive a burst of antioxidants with our Hydra Facial MD.
9. Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation on any part of our body can cause irritation and pain. The skin is no different. By using products that reduce inflammation, we can reduce redness, acne, and other skin conditions.
Both the So Delicate and the Clarifying facial can help reduce inflammation in sensitive or acne prone skin types.
10. Pamper Yourself
Pampering yourself never hurts. If you want healthy skin, you need to give it the attention that it deserves. To find exactly what your skin needs to be healthy, beautiful, and glowing, take the time to pamper yourself.
A facial is the perfect way to show your skin that you care.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of caring for your skin or you would like to talk about a skin issue you may be having, contact our office today to schedule a facial appointment or chat with a skin expert.