How To Improve Your Skin Health
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It is not uncommon to hear people talk about healthy skin. Be it having healthy skin or the search for healthy skin, ways to improve skin quality, texture, and appearance continue to evolve. With so many ways to address skin health and skin concerns, how do you know which is best for you? How does one know what works and what may not?
First, it helps to know what healthy skin looks like before learning more about the ways to improve skin quality.
What Does Healthy Face Skin Look Like?
It is essential to mention that skin health is more than what you can see on the surface. So, just because a potential problem is not clearly visible when you look in the mirror doesn't mean it is not there. As a result, your overall skin health may not be as good as you believe it to be.
It may surprise you that your skin is your largest body organ and the one that visibly portrays (on the outside) your overall well-being. You may be wondering what the key elements of healthy face skin are. Below are a few indications:
The texture of healthy skin should be primarily smooth and free of bumps. If you notice a lot of whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples, it is an indication of skin congestion. If your skin appears "dull," it may suggest poor diet and lack of sleep.
If your skin is primarily uniform in color, it suggests good face skin health. However, if you notice blotchiness, dark spots, red spots, or other places where the color is "off," it may suggest a skin health problem. Examples include hyperpigmentation, sun spots, or an allergic reaction.
Moist, hydrated skin
Dry skin, flaky patches, or tight feeling facial skin are possible signs of dehydration. They may also be connected to your skincare products such as creams, cleansers, and makeup.
Why is My Face Skin Unhealthy?
There are many potential sources of unhealthy face skin. In the paragraphs above, we mentioned issues such as dehydration, poor diet, lack of sleep, allergic reactions, and sun damage.
In addition, unhealthy skin can occur from not using the proper skincare routine for your needs, not cleansing your skin daily, spending time in the sun without SPF protection, and smoking. Any of these habits (and more) can lead to unhealthy face skin. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to improve your skin health.
How Can I Improve My Skin Health?
Your skin protects your body from bacteria and many other potential hazards. Therefore, it is important to do what you can to keep your skin healthy. In addition to maintaining a healthy diet and staying hydrated, here are a few more face skin health tips.
Avoid sunlamps, tanning beds, and other sources of UV radiation, as these can lead to new or worsening facial wrinkles and sunspots.
Clean your skin with warm (not hot) water to avoid damaging the outer layers (epidermis) of your skin. Also, use mild cleansers that do not contribute to dryness and irritation.
Avoid dry, flaky skin by ensuring you remain well hydrated.
Reduce the potential for sunburn, sun damage, sunspots, and premature wrinkles caused by sun exposure by applying sunscreen daily.
Food and skin health are indeed connected, so be sure to eat a diet rich in skin healing vitamins and minerals.
Which Vitamins are Best for Skin?
Taking good care of your skin is essential to your overall health. Making sure your diet contains the right vitamins can help reduce redness, dryness, flaky patches, dark spots, and wrinkles. Many vitamins are found in the foods we eat and in supplements and some skincare products. The Important vitamins to look for are:
Vitamin D-Vitamin D helps produce healthy cells (including skin cells) in the body. It also helps improve skin tone and may improve psoriasis symptoms.
Vitamin C-Vitamin C is found in the epidermis and the dermis. Vitamin C has vital cancer-fighting (antioxidant) properties and plays a critical role in collagen production, helping to reduce the signs of aging.
Vitamin E-Vitamin E is also an antioxidant. It plays a vital role in protecting your skin against sun damage by absorbing harmful UV rays (when applied to the skin in cream form). Healthy amounts of vitamin E can also counteract dryness and reduce skin inflammation.
Vitamin K-Vitamin K helps with blood clotting, which speeds wound healing. Vitamin K may also help with certain skin conditions, including dark spots, under-eye circles, scars, stretch marks, and spider veins.
How Can I Improve My Skin in Seven Days?
With a few simple steps, it is possible to improve the health and appearance of your skin in just seven short days. Here’s how!
Day 1: Begin with developing good skin health habits. Start by cleansing, toning, and moisturizing in the morning and before bed.
Day 2: Focus on skin-healthy foods. Internal health, including diet and hydration, is essential to skin health. Also, remember to maintain your day one routine.
Day 3: In addition to diet, hydration, and your cleansing routine from day one, follow your cleanser with an exfoliator. Don't do this every day, though. A couple of days a week is fine for starters.
Day 4: On day four, incorporate a mask into your routine.
Day 5: By now, you should begin to notice the appearance of healthier, brighter skin. Remember that it is essential to get at least six to eight hours of sleep each night.
Day 6: Today, try another mask. If you used a "wash off" mask on day four, consider a different type of mask, such as a peel-off mask today. This type of mask will pull the dirt and debris from your pores, revealing smoother, brighter skin.
Day 7: By now, your skin should be looking much healthier and be glowing. Now it’s time to wash, rinse and repeat each week to maintain your beautiful, healthy face skin.
What are Healthy Skin Care Products?
By now, we have hopefully helped to answer a few of your questions about how you can get healthy face skin and how to fix your skin quality. In the above paragraphs, we frequently mention skincare products that can help you achieve your best skin health. With literally thousands of products available, it can quickly become challenging to know what you need and what may not.
It is essential to have a skincare routine that includes three basic elements; a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Also, look for products that contain the vitamins mentioned above, as they can help reduce the harmful impacts of oxidative stress and free radicals on the health of your skin.
Many products are available to meet your skincare needs. Still, it is important to talk to a skincare professional at Clique Salon and Spa to determine which types of products may be the most beneficial for your skin. We all have different needs for the health of our face skin. Choosing the wrong (or an ineffective) product might cause further skin health concerns.
To learn more about our services and our menu of skincare services designed to help you achieve your best face skin health, contact a member of our experienced and supported staff today. Let us help you achieve your best skin health.
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