A good skin care routine can prevent many skin problems, as well as delay natural aging. Whether you’ve undergone a skin rejuvenation treatment from Skin Vitality or are considering getting one, there are always smaller things to incorporate in your day-to-day life to keep your skin in its peak condition before and after the treatment.
Use sun protection
It is a well-known fact that exposing your skin to the sun for long periods of time can cause long-lasting damage, such as wrinkles, unpleasant spots and skin problems even as serious as cancer.
To avoid these nasty effects of the sunlight, it is recommended to use sun protection whenever you go outside, especially during peak sunlight hours. Always check out the label of whatever product you use, to make sure it has an SPF of at least 30 for maximum protection.
For further protection during the warmer seasons, it is also recommended to use hats or sunglasses while outside, and to walk through shady spots rather than sunny ones.
Wash your face regularly
This simple trick can sometimes be enough to prevent most skin issues, caused by dust particles, bacteria and other impurities found in the air around us. Not only that, but water helps clean oil and sweat we generate throughout the day, as well as any makeup left on your skin.
Wash your face in the morning and before bed, and also every time you come back home – your skin will thank you for making sure dirt can’t damage it.
Eat a healthier diet
Vitamins and good fats in food are known to be a prime factor in keeping skin healthy and young, as they stimulate collagen production (which is the main contributor to preventing wrinkles). Foods rich in good fats (such as fish, nuts or avocado) are amazing for skin health, since they help your skin stay moisturised, thick and even less sensitive to UV sunrays.
A healthier diet full of vegetables will help keep your skin healthy, but not only – it can also have great, long-lasting effects on your body and your mental health.
Manage your stress levels
Sometimes, your skin health can be a major reflection of your mental health as well, as stress and anxiety have lots of physical symptoms. For example, stress is known to disrupt the epidermal barrier that is responsible for keeping lots of bacteria and damaging particles in the air outside our body. If that barrier is disrupted, it can lead to lots of nasty effects such as irritated skin, but also eczemas or wounds.
If you’ve been feeling anxious or on edge lately, it may be worthwhile to introspect on why that is, and what you can do to ease your mind – if it is work-related stress, consider taking a day off, and doing something you enjoy, to increase motivation and energy levels. Your skin will be healthier and youthful and, in return, you will regain your confidence and generally feel happier.
Use skin care products
Skin care products are usually created with the sole purpose of helping keep your skin in peak condition and prevent wrinkles and dehydration. A simple moisturising cream can go a long way, but always make sure to research beforehand, to be certain you choose a product best suited for your skin type. A good face scrub can also be a great addition to your skin care routine, as it helps take care of dried skin and impurities.