A New Year For Better Skin! Top 5 Self Care tips for Better Skin in 2019
A New Year and a fresh start - filled with NEW Beginnings! What better time than NOW to show you and your skin a little TLC.
Here are our Top 5 Tips to Better Skin in 2019
Tip #1: Cleanse your skin Morning & Night
Just like brushing your teeth at least twice a day, cleansing the skin morning and night is just as important. Now you don’t need to use a cleanser twice a day if that's too much for your skin, but you need to at least rinse it. Your body has a few things that happen during the day and night that you might not realize.
During the day our skin is exposed to many factors that can harm the skin and lead to premature aging (And no one has ever said YES to that). These factors include: pollutants, bacteria, dirt and oil --- all of which lead to free radical damage in the body. It’s important to cleanse your skin at night to remove all those harmful factors so your body doesn’t absorb them while you’re sleeping.
It’s important to cleanse the skin in the morning because during the night your body performs functions that will purge impurities and toxins out of the body through our pores, leaving a film of toxins on the skin. If you don’t rinse this off your body will re-absorb everything it worked so hard to remove at night.
Tip #2: Invest in a Professional and their Treatments!
This is one of the best investments you can make for yourself now and long term. Seeing a licensed professional will help you to identify certain needs and results that you would like to see in your skin. Estheticians go to school for numerous hours to learn about the epidermis (skin) in order to truly help and customize care plans for clients. This is a serious decision and one that is just as important as going to the doctor and dentist yearly. Our skin is the largest organ and its main job is to protect our body from harm --- every single day. Make sure to take care of it and send it some love!
Tip #3: Invest in your Skin Care Regimen
This is by far the best investment (next to seeing a pro) that you can do for your skin. Don’t waste your hard-earned money on a fancy label and container. It’s about what’s INSIDE that counts! If you truly want to see a difference and make a change in your skin then you need to take skin care seriously, and we mean seriously. You need to dedicate time to use the products daily, it’s not enough to use products once or twice a week and expect amazing results. Just like you need to brush your teeth to keep them healthy, you need to care for your skin daily.
If you buy quality products you don’t need a long-complicated system, in fact a simple 4 step system is plenty to start with (Cleanser, Treatment Product, Moisturizer & SPF) We recommend you do your skin care regimen before or after you brush your teeth. Set aside 3 minutes morning and night for these habits and you’ll see a big difference right away!
Tip #4: Hydrate your Skin and we don’t mean with just H2O
Before you roll your eyes hear us out --- we know this is something that everyone already knows and that’s exactly why it’s on the list – WE ALL SHOULD BE DRINKING MORE WATER! But that’s not the only way to hydrate your skin. Our skin has many layers and there are a few layers that are responsible for keeping everything happy and hydrated. It does this by building a protective barrier of fatty acids, lipids and ceramides.
If you are prone to dry skin, it’s likely that you need to be using products that contain some of these ingredients to ensure your barrier is intact and healthy. This barrier can be easily compromised by our environment, medication and even our daily habits (HOT, HOT SHOWERS) or overly stripping products. Make sure you are using quality skincare to prevent issues from forming in the future.
Tip #5: SPF is ALWAYS the answer
Did you know that 85-90% of Aging is from the Sun and not the aging cycle its self? We get asked all the time, “What is the best Anti-Aging product?” and we ALWAYS answer, “SPF!”
Sunscreen not only helps to prevent premature aging, but it also protects us from free radical damage caused by harmful UV Rays.
We also often hear, “I only wear my SPF when I’m at the pool or on vacation” and this is a big mistake! It’s the day to day routines that we do that leave us most vulnerable to UV damage. Driving to and from work, walking to the mail box, mowing the lawn and running errands every day is where the damage is done. It’s not enough to only protect when you’re on vacation. This is such a simple step but it’s one that saves lives.
We love using and recommending everyone to Skin Cancer. Org https://www.skincancer.org/ to make sure you have all the information needed when it comes to protecting yourself from these harmful rays.