If there’s one thing we all want, it’s better skin, and with so many products and skin treatments on the market that promise a flawless complexion, many people fall into the trap of spending a small fortune on cosmetics and skin care products hoping to achieve amazing results. What most fail to realize is that healthy, glowing skin goes far beyond a quick daily beauty routine. There are a few simple habits that everyone, regardless of age or skin type, should do every day that will help promote a beautiful radiant complexion.
Drinking water hydrates the skin from the inside out and encourages a healthy glow. Skin that is dehydrated can have an uneven tone and appear dull and flaky so instead of consuming coffee, juice or soft drinks, load your body up with water and you are bound to see skin that is clearer, with barely visible pores and fewer imperfections.
Sunlight is a huge cause of the signs of visible aging, such as freckles, discoloration, age spots and some facial lines, and can also contribute to the development of skin cancer. Exposure to UV rays significantly damages the skin’s elastic and collagen tissue which results in skin sagging, stretching, and wrinkles. Protect your skin daily using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVB and UVA rays and try to avoid direct sunlight during the hours when UV rays are the strongest (usually between 10 am and 4 pm). Remember, even if it is cold or cloudy, sun damage can still happen so apply your sunscreen every day, no matter the weather conditions.
Your complexion is a reflection of what is going on inside your body, so if you want your skin to glow on the outside it’s important to properly nourish the inside. Steer clear of excess sugar and processed foods, and ensure fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C are part of your diet. Other nutrients that will do wonders for your skin include vitamins A, E, and K, Selenium, Omega-3, Zinc, and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (good fats) – think fatty fish, avocados, berries, whole grains and green leafy vegetables.
Cleanse Every Night
Always cleanse and remove makeup before bed, no matter how tired you are. Removing makeup before bed can mean the difference between a healthy glow and a dull, uneven skin tone. Makeup is a carrier of damaging free radicals and even if you don’t wear makeup, skin collects dust and dirt throughout the day. All of this sits on your skin along with your sweat and sebum. Apart from subjecting your skin to the damage, your facial pores can also get clogged because of makeup and oils. When this happens, your skin becomes susceptible to acne break outs, enlarged pores and other skin issues. A thorough nightly cleanse is one of the simplest skin treatments you can do, yet it has a huge impact on your overall complexion.
Use a Moisturizer
Maintaining the water content of the skin is crucial for a radiant appearance. Moisturizer is needed to replenish the skin’s lost moisture and natural oils, especially after cleansing, toning, or exfoliating. Slowing down water loss through the superficial layers of the skin, moisturizer is a vital part of a good skin care routine. Well-moisturized skin is soft, smooth, brighter and appears more youthful. Ensure you include moisturizing in your daily skin care regimen, even if your skin is oily, just opt for a product that is suited to your skin type. For added protection, use a moisturizer with sunscreen.
Stress can negatively impact the skin in a few ways, including aiding in the development of breakouts and blemishes. Find ways to relax throughout your day, walk, do yoga and fit in time to exercise, visit with friends or chill out on the couch. Finding the time to relax promotes a calmer outlook, which can have a positive impact on your skin.
You can have beautiful skin by following and maintaining a few clear skin habits, but if you could do with a little extra help to get your complexion looking flawless then the team at Charisma Skin Studio are here to help. We have a wide range of skin treatments available suitable for all skin conditions and concerns. When you visit Charisma Skin Studio, you can expect specialised facial treatments individualised according to your specific needs ensuring the best outcome for your skin type. For exceptional service, professional advice and the best skin treatments Perth has to offer, contact the friendly team at Charisma Skin Studio today.