The Importance Of Regular Facials And Skincare
Winter is almost here and that means your skin needs a little extra TLC! The cold air can make your skin itchy, red, and irritated, and let’s face it, it can be extremely uncomfortable (and unsightly). If you want to take better care of your skin in winter, and all year round, there are a number of solutions. Let’s take a look.
Start with facials
There’s nothing better than the feeling you have during, and after a facial. Your skin is so soft and smooth, and it’s shining like never before. There are a variety of facial types as well, and each has its own methods and benefits.
· A HydraFacial, beauty clinics such as Dr Lanzer Skin Clinics, use this facial which provides innovative, proprietary vortex technology to deep cleanse the skin while simultaneously infusing it with botanical compounds rich in nutrients, such as horse chestnut seed extract and red algae extract. It’s painless, counteracts any damage caused by the sun, stress or pollutants, and hydrates the skin for a healthy glow.
· Chemical peels are a type of facial that can be used to remove the top layer of skin. The skin is treated with a chemical solution and the old skin is removed and exfoliated, leaving behind regenerated and smoothed-out skin.
· Microdermabrasion and other inorganic exfoliation facials remove the outer layer of dry dead skin cells to expose healthier, fresher skin beneath the surface.
· An exfoliation technique known as dermaplaning involves carefully scraping away the top layer of dulling dead skin cells with a thin blade. Dermaplaning not only brightens and smooths the skin but also aids in the penetration of skincare products into the skin.
· Standard facials are suited to all skin types, including those with delicate complexions, and usually include exfoliation, massage, the use of a face mask and hydration.
Take care of your body
Now that you’re taking care of your face, you want to look after the rest of your body! By taking care of your body as a whole, your skin will be happier and healthier. There are many ways you can do that, including the following:
Eat a well-balanced diet: A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein sources to maintain a healthy weight. A diet high in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in saturated fats and refined or processed sugars can promote younger-looking skin. You should also keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water. You want at least two litres of water, more if you weigh over 60kg.
Watch the sun: Wrinkles, age spots, and other skin diseases are just some of the problems caused by sun exposure – not to mention skin cancer. Protect yourself from the sun by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15+ and apply it every two hours (more often in summer). Stick to the shade when you hit the beach or parks, particularly during 10am and 4pm. And wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants and a hat when you’re spending extended hours in the sunshine.
Don’t stress! Stress plays havoc on the skin, making it more sensitive, causing acne and other skin diseases. Try to breathe more, meditate if you need to, and get enough sleep. Don’t be afraid to say no and make time to do the things you enjoy.
Whether it’s the middle of winter, or a hot summer’s day, taking care of your skin is imperative if you want to look and feel younger and healthier. Try the simple tips above and you’ll feel and see an amazing difference.