Few people have naturally perfect skin. No matter what skin you were born with, it can be made to look better - usually a whole lot better. How? Well, this article will outline my seven easy skin care secrets. Who doesn't love getting in on a good secret? Well, I have a few skin care secrets up my sleeve so continue reading, and they’ll be your secrets too. To start things off, let's talk about the basics.
I know it sounds simple but simple is good, right? No matter what your skin type, consistently keeping that face of yours properly cleansed will give you great results. Think about this: would you go to the dentist every 6 months without brushing and flossing and expect a good outcome? No! It’s the same with your skin. Find a soap free cleanser that fits your needs, and use it. Why soap free? Soap strips your skin, leaving it dry and vulnerable.
In the day use something that has an SPF of a 15 to 30 in it. My favorite sunblock for my face is an SPF that also contains antioxidants. Why? Well, this way my skin is getting moisture, protection from the sun, as well as the benefits of antioxidants. Change up your moisturizer according to the season. Winter is usually dryer so you’ll likely need a heavier moisturizer, especially at night.
Drink Water, Plenty of it.
Speaking of moisture, healthy skin needs to be moisturized from the inside out. That means drinking water. According to THIS (https://water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html) website “the skin contains 64% water”. So make it a daily goal. Hydrate your body and your skin will benefit.
What you put into your body is seen in your skin
Nutrition is key to overall health, and you skin is no exception. For a glowing, healthy skin the saying “you are what you eat” comes to mind. You can use the most expensive skin care products in the world, have the best dermatologist, but if you aren't taking in the right nutrients, you skill will show it.
Most Americans do not eat a diet that is full of the wide range of fruits and vegetables needed to support a healthy skin. This can pose a challenge. This is why I decided to include a professional nutritional supplement dispensary to my site. Shopping is easy once you apply for access to the store. Start by clicking the link below. You will then be able to sign up using your email address, where you will be directed to a separate sign up page. Once you sign up, you will have direct access to me to help guide you and make recommendations as to what skin care to use, as well as what supplements to try. Items ship quickly and are delivered directly to your door.
Don’t pick at your face
Difficult...I know. If you get a breakout, treat it, don’t pick at it. This leads to even more trauma to the skin, leaving you open to the risk of infection, scarring and even spreading the breakout. What a headache!
Invest in a good skin care therapist
Getting regular facials is key to achieving and maintaining healthy, glowing skin. They have the tools, the knowledge, and the desire to get you looking your best. I personally love getting facials. I’m guilty of trying to just give myself a facial at home when I’m crunched for time, and, even though I do this for a living, it’s just never the same. The benefits of the steam, massage and extra care that is given to you from your esthetician is well worth the investment.
SPF is non-negotiable
When I was in school to become an esthetician, and I learned the science behind what the sun does to your skin, I was SHOCKED when I saw people at the beach or in the tanning beds. The science is clear. Unprotected sun exposure is extremely bad for the skin. Prolonged sun exposure causes a list of problems ranging from premature aging to hyper pigmentation, to melanoma. Protect your skin with an SPF of 15 to 30. Do this every day without fail, rain or shine. Reapply if you’re going to be out for an extended period of time.
So if you want to look good (and feel good) apply these seven tips into your daily routine.
What are your favorite skin care tips? Leave them in the comments below and as always, check me out on my social media outlets. I’m here to answer your questions.