Keeping your skin healthy is an important part of your daily routine. However, many people have no idea about the right things to do or not do to keep their skin healthy. Let’s take a look at some of the common mistakes people make when taking care of their skin.
Not Using Sunscreen
Sunscreen isn’t just for the beach; you are also exposed to the sun when you are walking, shopping, or even driving in your car. Many people don’t know that damage from harmful UV rays can also occur on cloudy and overcast days. The best approach to avoid sun damage and aging of your skin is to wear sunscreen as often as possible, especially when you are outdoors for any reason.
Exfoliating your skin to remove dead skin cells is a good thing on occasion, but some people may do it more often than needed. If you use brushes or facial scrubs, a couple of times per week is sufficient. Chemical exfoliants should never be used every day, but instead once or twice a week. Remember, too much exfoliation can remove your healthy skin cells, dry out your skin, and cause cracking. Do yourself a favor – try not to overdo it.
Washing Your Face
Women will typically wash their face before putting on their makeup, but it is also important to wash your face thoroughly before going to bed. You want to remove any oils and makeup that can clog your skin pores and result in breakouts or other skin problems. Also, some makeup products have ingredients that can irritate your skin if left on overnight. Always keep in mind it is best to wash your face just before going to bed.
You are doing your skin a disservice if you are not moisturizing regularly. Washing your face cleans your skin but it can also cause the skin to dry out. You need to replenish and hydrate with a quality moisturizer. The perfect time to moisturize is right after your shower to help keep your skin’s moisture in place.
There are a lot of reasons to stop smoking, but did you know that it damages your skin? Your skin is the largest organ of your body and is greatly affected by smoking. Smoking causes blood vessels in the skin to constrict and reduces circulation and blood flow. The damage to your skin will progress the longer you smoke, so if you highly value your skin – stop smoking.
As the weather gets colder, many people feel a hot shower is the best idea. Actually hot water will make your skin drier, and this can be compounded by the lower humidity outdoors and inside your home. So to keep your skin more beautiful and healthy looking – resist the temptation to turn up the heat, and instead use a warm water temperature.
Use common sense, and drink lots of water. Dehydration can exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as speed up their formation. Dry skin will make wrinkles appear deeper and more pronounced. To make your skin healthier and more resilient, stay hydrated. Try using a little twist of lemon or lime to help you drink more water.
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for so many reasons. But did you know it is also essential for healthy skin? Sleep allows your skin to rejuvenate and repair itself overnight, and many experts believe you need seven to nine hours per night to receive the optimum benefit. Also, be sure to clean your sheets and bedding regularly to avoid introducing oils that may affect your skin.
At Colibri Day Spa & Beauty Shop in Sarasota, we are always ready to pamper you and help with your skin care needs. We will improve your health and wellness with our massage and spa services. For more information please call us at 941-800-1818.