When it comes to looking after your health and appearance, it makes sense to prioritize your skin – after all, it’s the largest organ in your body and the only outer organ that’s visible to both yourself and others. Since your skin covers your body from top to toe, it’s hugely important for both the way that you feel and the way that you look. Skin that’s hydrated and healthy gives you a healthy glow and you’ll feel great, while if your skin is dehydrated, dry and tired, you’re going to look and feel worse for wear. Here are some simple skincare strategies to add to your regular routine to improve the way your skin looks and feels.
First of all, staying hydrated is hugely important for your skin overall. Drinking water throughout the day is vital to keep your body in good health – after all, we are made up of around 70% water. Staying hydrated helps with collagen production, which results in soft, supple and healthy skin. So, aim to drink around two liters of water every day.
Treating yourself to an indulgent skin treatment every now and again is a great way to be kind to your skin and keep it in the best condition. An IPL photofacial is a great way to get rid of any unsightly blemishes, broken veins, sun spots, premature wrinkles and anything else on your facial skin using the latest laser technology. Dr. Ella Fedonenko offers this service – so why not get a consultation today?
Along with keeping your skin clean, you should also try to exfoliate and get rid of any dead skin cells at least a couple of times per week. To exfoliate, you can use a specially designed body scrub or an exfoliating glove. Pay special attention to the areas of your body where dead skin cells tend to build up, such as your elbows, knees, shins and at the back of your neck. Bear in mind that you can exfoliate too much, so keep these tips in mind for exfoliating safely based on your skin type.
Improve Your Diet:
The food that you eat isn’t just important for your waistline; it also has a massive impact on the health and condition of your skin. Try to load up with foods that are great for your skin such as lean proteins like chicken and turkey, oily fish, high-protein snacks like nuts and seeds, plenty of leafy green vegetables and fruits, which are very high in antioxidants.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized:
Don’t just focus on keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out. Along with drinking plenty of water, it’s a good idea to invest in high quality moisturizing creams to give your skin a boost. A good night cream for your face is a must. During the night when you’re asleep, your skin heals and rejuvenates itself, and a good quality night cream will help. Try to moisturize when your skin is already moist in order to lock it in, such as when you’ve just stepped out of the shower or bath.
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