Simple Steps to Loving Your Skin
TREAT YOUR SKIN WELL
Your skin condition reflects your well-being to the world. Everything about your skin is unique. We have put together a few easy steps for you follow to start loving your skin!
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
If you don’t snooze, you lose! When you are sleeping, your skin (and your body) goes into repair and regenerate mode, sending fresh cells to the epidermis while shedding dead cells. Lack of sleep disrupts this process and leads to premature signs of aging. Lack of sleep can also aggravate conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Get at least seven hours of restful sleep a night. Your skin (and the rest of your body) needs the downtime.
For a natural, all over beauty benefit, exercise regularly. More importantly, sweat. When pores dilate they purge trapped dirt and oil. When you exercise, the tiny arteries in your skin open up, allowing more blood to reach the skin’s surface and deliver nutrients that repair damage from the sun and environmental pollutants. Exercise also boosts circulation within the body, which in turn allows oxygen and other vital nutrients access to your skin while also flushing out toxins. Exercise also sharpens the body’s sensitivity to the stress hormone cortisol, which can leads to more restful sleep.
NEVER GO TO SLEEP WITH YOUR MAKEUP ON
When you forget to wash your face, your skin has the chance to marinate in a day’s worth of debris and oil overnight. The skin is unable to breathe, regenerate tissue, exfoliate dead surface cells and heal itself. This can result in clogged pores, break outs or dehydrated skin. Washing your face and moisturizing at night is as vital as brushing your teeth.
Don’t forget about a balanced, healthy diet — fuel for your body. Eat fresh, nutrient dense, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and other vitamins. Focusing on nutrients in food will not only impact your overall health, but also your skin’s appearance. The foods we consume are essential for bringing fundamental nutrients to our skin. DON’T FORGET: drink plenty of water! Hydration is key for anti-aging purposes since parched skin is much more susceptible to fine lines.
SCHEDULE A SKIN CARE CONSULTATION
Talking to a skin care professional can be helpful when it comes to addressing what your skin needs. We are here to help you create a customized skin care plan by using our Visia Complexion Analysis system which photographs, analyzes and identifies specific features of your skin: wrinkles, pores, UV spots/sun damage, redness and bacteria in pores. This system allows us to personalize specific treatment recommendations and products, while also tracking your progress.