How to get younger looking skin in 7 steps.
- Implement a quality product regime
Make sure you’re on a solid product regimen that includes antioxidant serums, a chemical exfoliant and a moisturizer with anti aging benefits. To make the most of your products, skin preparation is key. Invest in a quality cleanser, toner and exfoliant that maintains the ph balance of the skin and doesn’t strip your skin’s barrier. Chronic dryness, redness or flaking is a sign your products are too strong and need tweaking. They may be disrupting the important barrier function of the skin, creating sensitivity and making the skin more susceptible to environmental damage. Always get advice from a licensed skin care professional about product regimens and be wary of recommendations from anyone who doesn’t have a skin care background and education.
- Apply sun screen
Good sunscreens are worth their weight in gold. Sunscreens with purely physical blockers only are the best line of defense. Physical sunscreens work by sitting on top of the skin to deflect and scatter damaging UV rays, rather than allowing UV to be absorbed. Chemical sunscreens can break down from UV exposure in a short time, also creating heat and often times inflammation in the skin. AND physical blockers are not only better for our skin, they’re better for the environment! Our aquatic life and coral reefs will thank you 😉
- Maintain regular skin treatments
Regular skin treatments like facials, dermaplaning and Dermal Infusion on a monthly basis, provide a deeper exfoliation to help maintain cell turnover and luminosity in the skin, as well as to deep clean and purify, keeping the skin glowing and clear.
- Invest in laser procedures and microneedling
Between the ages of 30 and 50 we lose 50% of the hyaluronic acid reserves in our skin. This is responsible for our skin looking plump and fresh. Lasers help build skin integrity on a much deeper level with more dramatic results. Going deep down in to the dermal layer of the skin helps to build collagen and elastin and also builds volume. These procedures have the most wow-factor and impact on the skin in a single treatment.
- Eat a healthy diet
Eat your way to younger looking skin. You are what you eat applies to healthier, younger looking skin too. There is tons of information available about food that creates healthy skin such as avocado, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Stay informed and educated by visiting a skin care provider that can guide you in healthy nutrition choices that benefit that youthful look we all crave.
- Get exercise
Regular exercise also stimulates collagen production and is essential for maintaining skin health, and combats stress… one of the biggest culprits of aging!
- Drink lots of water – I mean lots!
What’s the difference between a raisin and a grape? Water! Take the gallon challenge and drink a gallon of water a day, or at least try to make it to the 90oz mark. Regular trips to the restroom are a good sign you’re hydrated, so take those breaks as a sign you’re drinking enough! Your skin will thank you!
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