How much do you really love your skin? If you routinely use the three essentials for skincare: cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, you’re probably on the right track. If you don’t, it’s time to start. Taking care of your skin is not only beneficial for your own confidence but it can affect your overall health. We’re here to help with these five tips for achieving healthy, glowing skin.
Exfoliation is an important step in your skincare process because it removes dead skin and increases blood circulation. Using exfoliation methods like dry brushing will assist with cell regrowth and stimulates the lymphatic system to rid your body of unwanted toxins. After exfoliating, make sure you moisturize with an SPF like Dermalogica’s Dynamic Skin Recovery with SPF 50 to protect that beautiful skin!
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night will increase blood flow to restore your natural moisture balance. Getting your beauty sleep will also decrease signs of aging and help to fight inflammation. Pro Tip: Don’t use fabric softener on your pillowcases, it’s an irritant and can worsen breakouts or dry skin.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Water makes up 80% of our bodies so to say it’s not an important part of our health and skincare, would be far from the truth. Water has many functions in our bodies such as digestion, transportation of nutrients, digestion, and circulation. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day will help to cleanse your body of toxins, hydrate, and even increase the elasticity of your skin.
Studies have shown that working up a decent sweat is equal to getting pampered with a mini-facial. When you sweat, your pores dilate and the sweat will dislodge trapped oil and dirt. Not only is exercise great for your heart and body but exercising at least three times per week can reduce aging and prevent cell death. Don’t forget to wash your face with a gentle cleanser like Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel after exercising so the sweat doesn’t settle back into your pores.
Your diet is your main source for vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. Consuming processed food will only starve out those much-needed nutrients. Of course you’re allowed to indulge now and then, but it’s important to have a diet that is low in fat and sugar. Add foods that are high in zinc and iron like shellfish, whole grains, and turkey to your diet. Foods that contain high amounts of iron and zinc can help with breakouts and immune function. Eating foods that are high in Vitamin A and Vitamin C will promote firm, youthful skin, and help prevent wrinkles.
Stop by your local Paul Mitchell the School to ask about Dermalogica products and take some home for yourself!