Skincare Tips & Advice
Small things can be changed which aim to improve your overall skin health, especially regarding your skin complexion. Some things that require a small amount of attention can make a huge difference when it comes to the best results that you won’t achieve only with your products.
1. Change your habits of sun exposure. This is an old one, but always highly important.
Every skin specialist will begin with talking about the importance of sun protection and the causes of UV damage to the skin. UV damage speeds up the signs of ageing, creating fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, a thick and rough texture and also increasing the risk of skin cancer.
Be sure you protect your skin from any sun damage with the regular use of sunscreen with enough SPF, reapplying it every two hours when out in the sun or water as well as wearing a hat to create a physical barrier to protect your skin against the sun.
2. Stop smoking. This is such an unhealthy habit, which creates an unwanted feel and appearance to your skin.
Smoking narrows the blood vessels in the outer layers of the skin, decreasing blood flow compromising oxygen and nutrients delivery. Smoking damages the Collagen and Elastin of the skin tissue in return causing loss of volume and tightening.
3. Choose your cleansing routine wisely. The product used and the temperature of the water matters.
Hot water can be great to open pores, increase blood flow, facilitating the cleansing process but keeping it to a warm temperature can be less harsh. Cold water is great to close the pores and refresh the skin appearance.
Appropriate cleanser is a must, so we highly recommend that you research enough, as this will affect directly your skin results. Also remember to never be rough on your cleansing or drying movements.
With the skin clean, always moisturise. Your skin needs to be nourished and hydrated, improving the cells production (renewal), allowing it to retain moister, avoiding over producing oil production or flakiness, especially after having all the dirt and oils removed from its surface. Do not forget to apply sunscreen after your moisturiser during the day.
4. You are what you eat. Your skin absolutely depends on it.
Your diet will directly affect your skin complexion, as the consumption of specific foods as refined or processed carbohydrates and unhealthy fats can cause harm to your skin, while a diet filled with fruits, veggies, lean proteins, whole grains and plenty of water can improve it tremendously.
5. The quality of your sleep.
One of the best things you can do for your health is to improve the quality of your sleep. While sleeping did you know the body regenerates itself, reducing stress and inflammation, what could avoid diseases and health problems.