Follow These Skin Care Tips for Clear Skin
The secret to being confident about our look starts with clear skin. Taking steps to maintain healthy skin is essential to its appearance and how we feel when we leave the house every morning. Our skin faces harsh elements like every day weather, and just when we adjust our routine, the seasons change, forcing us to create new habits. With spring upon us, we’ve put together a few skin care tips to help you maintain a healthy appearance and boost your confidence.
Drink plenty of water
Staying hydrated has many health benefits including better digestion and circulation. Proper hydration also keeps skin moisturized and prevents dryness, flakiness, and premature wrinkles. The Institute of Medicine recommends women consume 72 ounces and men consume 104 ounces of water daily. The amount that is right for your body depends on your daily activities and should be adjusted as needed.
Overexposure to the sun damages your skin and causes premature aging. Sun is especially harmful to individuals with skin conditions like psoriasis, causing it to flare up. The best way to avoid overexposure is to use sunscreen daily and to reapply often. If you spend long periods of time outdoors, you should also wear clothing that covers your skin in addition to a hat with a brim.
Wash your face daily
Makeup traps dirt and oil under it, which can clog your pores and cause less than stellar skin. Keeping your skin clean by removing makeup nightly and washing it daily removes these particles that damage your skin, allowing it to breathe. It is also a good idea to wash your face after working out to prevent sweat from seeping into your pores and causing damage.
Be consistent with your products
It is tempting to switch cleansers, moisturizers, and makeup to save money, but the constant changes sometimes irritate skin. Stick to what you know works for you. Your skin and your spirit will be happier as a result.
Make healthy eating choices
The old saying “You are what you eat” holds a lot of value for your skin’s health. Food rich in vitamins, antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, and minerals gives your skin a radiant glow. When you consume foods high in fat and oils, your complexion tends to be oilier and acne prone.
Smoking is a leading cause of many illnesses and medical conditions. It also drastically impacts your appearance over time causing premature aging, loss of elasticity, and dreaded wrinkles. The best way to avoid these symptoms is not to smoke or quit smoking.
Ease your stress
The constant on-the-go culture we live increases stress and tension in many individuals. An increase in stress hormones causes more oil production which leads to clogged pores, whiteheads, and irritation to some existing skin conditions. Take time to clear your mind daily and unwind through meditation, exercise, a bubble bath, or unplugging during certain hours.
If you struggle with confidence in regards to your looks, follow these clear skin tips or contact Windsor Dermatology to schedule a consultation at 609-443-4500.