Everyone wants smooth, luminous skin, but changes in temperature and weather can challenge even the most naturally beautiful skin types. Did you know that regardless of the time of year, one of the most important steps you can take toward that beautiful skin you want is to keep your skin hydrated? Here are 4 ways to get the glowing, healthy skin you’ve been dreaming of:
Exfoliate. Before you apply any moisturizer to hydrate, you need to remove dead skin cells on the outer layer of your skin. Exfoliation helps unclog pores and uncover fresh skin cells. The process gives your skin a more youthful and healthy glow and also allows moisturizers to work more effectively. Make sure the exfoliator you choose is a suitable match for your skin type. A professional esthetician can help you select products and treatments that will work best for you.
Moisturize daily. Apply a moisturizer to your skin every day. The best time to moisturize is right after you step out of the shower. This routine will lock in your body’s natural moisture and help protect your skin. Pay extra close attention to dry spots or sensitive areas like the heels of your feet and elbows. A moisturizer that contains vitamin E and essential oils like almond and sunflower will keep your skin hydrated and smooth. But always choose a moisturizer based on your skin’s individual characteristics and needs. Whether you have normal, combination, dry or even oily skin, you need to moisturize!
Slather on sunscreen. If you’re heading to the beach or throwing on a fall sweater, make certain to include sunscreen in your daily routine. The sun’s harmful UV rays will dry, burn and age your skin and can even lead to skin cancer. So make certain to apply sunscreen liberally to protect your skin. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Don’t forget the places that the sun can reach most easily like the tip of your nose, ears, and even your scalp. It’s also important to reapply as needed.
Drink up! Water makes up more than half your body weight and is vital to the proper function of every one of your organs, including your skin! Use the 8 by 8 rule to remember to drink 8 glasses of water containing 8 ounces. Water helps nourish your skin’s cells and rid the body of harmful toxins. It improves the elasticity of your skin, enhances your complexion and can even combat skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema. And it helps to keep you and your skin well-hydrated.
Whether you’re dealing with sweltering heat or bitter cold, take care of your skin all year long! Do you want to learn more about skin care? Then a career as an esthetician might be right for you. Salon Success Academy is a beauty school with five convenient locations throughout the Inland Empire in California. We offer hands-on training in esthetics and cosmetology and extensive State Board preparation. Contact us today at 877-987-4247 to learn more.