When it comes to having healthy, glowing skin, there isn’t a one size fits all option. If your skin looks dull or you’re worried about everyday wear and tear, there are many potential options and approaches. If you’re not sure where to start on your skincare journey, here are 7 ways to get you started on the path to healthy skin.
A leading cause of unhealthy skin comes from sun damage. Whether you’re out for a walk, driving in your car, or even sitting near a window in your office, your skin can be negatively impacted by the sun’s UV rays. If you haven’t already, introduce a broad-spectrum sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher into your everyday skincare routine. You can find makeup products with SPF built-in to make adding sunscreen to your routine even easier. However, we recommend always using a stand-alone sunscreen after applying makeup.
You don’t need to go on a restrictive diet for beautiful skin, but the types of foods you eat can affect the way your skin looks. A healthy,well balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables is a good rule of thumb to keep your skin looking great. Increasing your intake of foods that are high in antioxidants like leafy greens, berries, and dark chocolate will benefit your skin.
Adding a gentle exfoliant to your skincare routine is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and show off the glowing fresh skin underneath. Exfoliating will make your skin look and feel smoother as well. We have several great options when it comes to exfoliation and would love to help you find the best fit.
A common skin problem is dryness. Using a daily moisturizer, formulated for your skin, can help prevent premature aging, dry spots, and redness. Moisturizing immediately after bathing aids in locking in maximum moisture.
Keeping your entire body hydrated is good for your overall health and is essential for keeping your skin moisturized. How much water you need depends on the individual, but a good rule of thumb is to consume at least 64 ounces of water a day. When your body is hydrated it keeps your skin healthy and moisturized. It also helps you feel more full thereby keeping unneeded snacking at bay.
Be Good to Your Body
Staying healthy and active is a huge component of skin health. Exercising and getting enough sleep will help your skin recover and repair itself, and look its best. Excessive stress and lack of sleep can lead to inflammation that can damage your skin, and is known to cause breakouts. Being good to your body is a great way to prevent premature signs of aging and dullness in your skin.
See an Aesthetician Regularly
Another way to keep your skin healthy is enlist the aid of a professional. When you see an aesthetician, they will evaluate your skin and any concerns you may have. They will recommend products that will keep your skin healthy and beautiful. Our aestheticians will create a skincare routine specifically for you. They can also perform a variety of facial treatments when you need an extra boost for your skin.
If you want your skin to look gorgeous all of the time, feel free to contact our professionals at Elan Skin and Laser. We would love to work with you and help find the perfect skin routine and treatment options to keep your skin glowing and healthy 24/7.