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14 Ways to Improve the Health of Your Skin

October 28th, 2019 |

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Healthy skin can seem difficult to attain, especially as we get older and our skin begins to dry out and thin. While it may seem like the odds are stacked against us, achieving healthier skin can be easier than some people think. We want to help you get there, so we compiled a comprehensive outline of things you can do to improve your complexion:

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1. Use Quality Skin Care Products

Although cheap cleansers and lotions can be appealing for their price tags, you should consider investing in your skin care routine. Higher quality ingredients will produce healthier, smoother skin.

2. Figure Out Your Skin Type

The first step to a healthy skin care routine is figuring out which of the five skin types you are: oily, dry, sensitive, combination, or normal.

Using a quality skin care product can make a significant difference. But, if you get a face wash regimen that does not address the root of your issues, then you will be dissatisfied with the results after the treatment.

3. Wash Your Skin Regularly

Once you have found a gentle cleanser that works for your skin type, we recommend washing your face once every morning and once every night. This will help to ensure there is no prolonged period of time where surface dirt and oil can develop blemishes.

4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Your skin requires moisture, regardless of the type of skin you have. Even oily skin can benefit from a decent moisturizer that is specially formulated to control oils while hydrating your skin.

5. Rejuvenate Your Facial Appearance

A non-invasive phenol skin peel or TCA acid peel can work wonders by resurfacing the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne, scarring, discoloration, and many other concerns, with no virtually no downtime.

This treatment can address more severe conditions that a regular beauty routine cannot.

6. Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated can help flush your body of toxins, which in turn heals your face and reveals smoother, brighter layers of skin. If your body is dehydrated, it is also possible that your facial skin will become flaky and tight.

7. Use a Gentle Exfoliator

When you exfoliate your skin once a week, it removes dead skin cells and cleanses your pores. Just be careful not to use anything with harsh ingredients since doing so could cause damage to the surface tissue.

8. Use a Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen

If there is one single factor that harms your complexion the most, it is exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun. In fact, the name should be changed to ultra-violent-to-your-skin light because of how much damage it can cause.

Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day and using other protection, such as a big hat, can protect your skin from sun damage and prevent premature wrinkling.

9. Reduce Your Alcohol Consumption

Alcoholic beverages can age and dehydrate the body, so you may want to consider consuming less booze.

10. Stop Smoking

Tobacco usage can wreak havoc on your skin and cause premature aging. This habit can discolor the skin, teeth, and nails (not to mention cause a myriad of other adverse health risks).

11. Eat Healthier Foods

Avoid highly processed meals whenever possible and opt for homemade meals that are high in nutrients and low in sugars and fats. Changing your diet and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables can help to dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin.

12. Eliminate Stress

Learning new approaches and techniques to deal with and alleviate stress will help you feel better and stop frowning so much. When you feel better, inside and out, your skin will reflect these changes.

13. Wash Your Skin After Excessively Sweating

Sweat can clog pores and cause undesirable results, leading to blemishing like pimples and blackheads. Washing your skin after sweating excessively will help to keep your skin looking fresh.

14. Refresh Your Face With Laser Treatments

Lasers can treat sun spots, age spots, wrinkles, and other facial issues, and it is a minimally-invasive treatment that works wonders on your complexion.

How Can I Maintain My Healthier Skin?

Once you’ve accomplished smoother, softer skin, you will want to maintain the benefits you’ve acquired. You can follow the list above to prolong your healthy facial skin, but you can also try microneedling for prolonged results.

Microneedling can help improve lax, dull skin by revitalizing the cells and promoting collagen growth to reveal healthier skin. For a vibrant, younger-looking facial appearance, you can trust our team of experts to help you procure your goals.

Schedule a consultation with our team of experts by calling (310) 859-9816 or fill out our contact form.

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