Everywhere you look is a new skincare product for you to try. It can be a new cleanser, moisturizer or some kind of skincare tool. But what is all the hype about? Is following a skincare regimen that important? How vital is it to get a facial and spend your hard-earned money to have someone else “wash your face”? What’s the point, right?
Our skin is one of the first things we see when we look in the mirror as well as one of the first features someone else sees. The condition of your skin is a tell-tale sign of your health and well-being. Let’s find out a few skincare tips that even the professionals follow for the best skincare glow around.
You may think that wearing sunscreen is just something that your mother used to tell you as she lathered that thick white stuff all over you before going to the beach. Remembering to thank your mom needs to be high on your priority list! Making sure that your skin is protected everyday by wearing SPF 30 or higher is vital! Even on those cloudy days where you think there will be no chance of a sunburn, those UV rays can cause damage. If it’s really hot and sunny outside, don’t forget to keep reapplying every couple hours for the best protection.
Wash Your Face Every Night
You don’t want all of that makeup, dirt from your surroundings or sweat from your workout to stay sitting on your face. Imagine all that bacteria and more soaking into your skin. It’s important to take a moment for your skin each night and “wash the day away”. We are all busy and it can be hard to spend time on something that seems so trivial but avoiding breakouts, enlarged pores and more can be worth it!
Is moisturizer really a necessary step in your skincare routine? YES! Men and women should be moisturizing every day but it’s often a step that is skipped.
Those who consistently moisturize when they are young are much more likely to have a beautiful complexion as they age. Believe it or not, moisturizing also helps you avoid those nasty blemishes and breakouts by preventing your skin from getting dry and irritated.
Be sure to gently pat in your moisturizer and then rub it in using circular upward strokes to discourage sagging or drooping at the end of your skincare routine each day. Don’t forget your neck and chest as well.
Moisturizing is really one of the very most important and easiest steps of your skincare regimen. The best moisturizers contain healthy vitamins and minerals that your skin can really benefit from. Don’t skip this step, your skin will thank you for years to come.
Know Your Product Order
If you’re willing to invest your money in quality skincare products, you better be willing to spend the time to learn what order to apply those products in. Ask the skincare specialist you are buying your products from for more information on application or look up your products online to find out more. A good rule of thumb is to apply your products starting from the lightest to heaviest.
Leave Your Blemishes Alone!
It can be so tempting to pick at that new zit or try to pop your pimple that appeared at the worst time but try to resist. When you pick at the blemishes on your face, you tend to spread bacteria onto other areas of your skin. Besides spreading bacteria, you can make your pimples swell and get even worse than before. It can even lead to scarring that is there to stay.
Eat and Drink for Healthy Skin
As we know, what we eat, and drink are important factors in caring for our bodies. The same is true when it comes to our skin. Make sure you are regularly consuming:
· Water to help get rid of the toxins in your body as well as help maintain a healthy pH balance in your skin. Water also helps keep your body hydrated and skin hydrated which prevents wrinkles as well as acne because you will be less likely to have clogged pores. Make sure to drink 5-8 glasses of water a day and even more if needed.
· Healthy fats like healthy fatty fish, avocados and walnuts. Healthy fats contribute to healthy skin by reducing inflammation, keeping it moisturized, adding to the production of new skin cells, protecting from UV sun damage and more.
· Vegetables like sweet potatoes, red or yellow bell peppers, broccoli and tomatoes. Vegetables are very nutrient-dense, low in calories and have great benefits for the body and skin. They contain antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and more. You’ll find added protection for your skin and even wrinkle prevention.
· Dark chocolate which adds to better blood flow (by bringing nutrients to the skin), thicker, more hydrated skin and UV protection. Make sure to find dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa to get the maximum benefits.
There are many other foods and drinks that can add to the healthy look and feel of your skin. Making it a point to eat nutritious food for your skin and overall wellness is a choice that will profit you, and possibly those around you for a lifetime.
Treat Yourself and Your Skin
Getting a facial or peel once a month are ways to not only treat yourself through some rest and relaxation but also your skin. If you want to have a fresh, vibrant look to your skin, you need to force your skin cells to regenerate more frequently so that you can get that healthy glow. Having a professional treat your skin can be extremely valuable.
Our team at Mosaic Med Spa is ready to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful skin you’ve been waiting for. For more information, schedule a visit or call our office at (703) 204-2773.