There are so many tips and tricks you can use to achieve beautiful skin today. While some of them are simple and attainable, others aren’t. Some are also proven by science and research, while others aren’t. It’s important to stop and consider these things before jumping on the bandwagon of the latest skin care fad. With this in mind, here are 7 science-approved ways to keep your skin looking amazing.
Cleanse Properly, Daily
When you wash your face at night, you don’t simply want to remove your makeup. While this is important, you want to make sure you also remove any dirt and particulate pollution that’s accumulated on your face throughout the day as well. According to recent research, pollution contributes to brown spots and wrinkles’ creation on your face just as much as excessive sun exposure does. Pollution also causes skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. So, don’t be lazy! Wash your face every night and make sure you do a thorough job when doing so. This means washing your face more than once so you remove your makeup and a second time so you remove the dirt.
Invest in High-Quality Skin Care Products
Simply using a serum and moisturizer on your face every morning and evening isn’t enough. While you may think you’re improving your complexion, if the active ingredients (e.g. antioxidants and peptides) simply sit on top of your skin and don’t sink deep into it, you’re wasting your money. For these ingredients to really work, you need a really healthy outermost layer of skin. Only then will it allow these ingredients to penetrate it easily. This is why you should also use a skin renewal booster. It repairs and renews your skin so that your serum and moisturizer work better. Additionally, this helps your skin work at its highest potential, thus maximizing the results of any of the other products you’re using.
Always Wear SPF
Although you’ve heard it said quite often by now that you need to wear sunscreen every day, it’s important to remember. This isn’t just good advice in the summer or when you’re on the beach. Instead, you need to wear sunscreen of at least an SPF 30 each day. Make sure you apply it each morning so your skin is as healthy as possible. Australian researchers conducted a study demonstrating how important this is. They found that people who wore sunscreen daily for almost 5 years showed no signs of aging. With this in mind, you can stop searching for the “fountain of youth” because really all you need is sunscreen.
Remember Your Thinnest Skin
The thinnest area of skin on your body is that surrounding your eyelids. It’s only about 0.5 mm thick, which is why it wrinkles so easily. This area also doesn’t have oil glands and so it dries out really fast, quickly showing signs of aging. For this reason, you need to pay special attention to this area as well as your neck, chest, and the backs of your hands. All these areas will give away signs of your age even if you’ve worked hard to make sure your skin always looks as young as possible. With this in mind, you should use your skin’s facial care routine on all these areas of your body, but definitely pay closer attention to the delicate skin surrounding your eyes.
Mind What you Eat
Scientists can demonstrate that what you eat will most definitely affect how your skin looks and works. While there are some myths found here (e.g. eating french fries and chocolate will make your skin break out), recent studies definitely show there’s a clear link between dairy and acne. This research is also true of high glycemic foods (e.g. cake, cookies).
In the same way as these foods can harm your skin, it’s good to know there are also foods that benefit your skin. A good example of this is tomatoes. They’re rich in lycopene, which helps your skin in its ability to protect itself from the sun’s dangerous rays. There are also some foods loaded with omega fatty acids (e.g. salmon, nuts) that keep your skin moisturized naturally, thus helping it maintain good barrier function. Additionally, some foods are rich in antioxidants (e.g. blueberries) helping your skin block out any damage free radicals cause. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that many doctors say they can access their patients’ diet simply by looking at their skin since the better your diet, the better your skin.
You see it all the time, but some of these commercials make it really difficult to believe: Smoking is dangerous for your entire body. If you want healthy skin, you need to stop smoking. Research shows smoking cigarettes break down your skin’s collagen and elastin, which causes premature aging. According to the Mayo Clinic, you may not even start noticing this damage until 10 years later. This is why it’s so important to stop smoking now. Of course, if you never started smoking, make sure you’re glad you didn’t.
Use Quality Skin Care Products
Once you’ve incorporated these other 6 tips into your daily skin care routine, it’s important you also only use high-quality skin care products. Of course, you also want to make sure you follow the instructions on these products when you do use them. Fortunately, you can contact us for help choosing and using these products as we have an entire product line available for you to choose from.