Improve Your Skin at Home
Have you ever noticed how amazing your skin looks and feels after a facial? When you look in the mirror, you look healthy
and glowing, right? And then a week later, it wears off, and you’re back to searching for the Holy Grail of skincare products online, so you can have that post-facial glow every day. After another couple of months, your bathroom cabinets are filled with creams and serums that don’t work as promised, and you’re weeping over all the money you’ve wasted.
And the worst part is in knowing you’re too smart to fall for all those promises but then falling for them anyway because you’ve seen how amazing your skin can look.
We’ve all been there. The promise of beautiful skin is alluring, to say the least.
Sure you could do as the celebrities do and fork over the cash for a weekly facial, but it’s not necessary. You don’t have to empty your bank account to get glowing skin. There’s a lot you can do at home. Take a look at these 8 ways to improve your skin at home:
Tip #1: Check your water quality
If you regularly wash your face in hard water, you may need to use more gentle cleansers and moisturize more often. If you regularly wash your face in soft water, you may want to use less cleanser because soft water doesn’t remove residue as well.
Tip #2: Sip this green stuff
Drinking green tea can help decrease systemic inflammation, thus protecting your skin against acne-causing inflammatory damage. It can also reduce UV-induced skin damage.
Tip #3: Drink this green stuff, too
A shot of chlorophyll every morning will oxygenate, brighten, and hydrate your skin. Chlorophyll supplements and green vegetable juices work, too. In addition to supporting your beautiful, healthy skin, chlorophyll will also give you a boost of natural energy that you can take with you to yoga class (see below).
Tip #4: Do yoga and meditate
What do yoga and meditation have to do with beautiful skin? They help eliminate stress. Stress increases your body’s production of cortisol (known as “the stress hormone”), which increases the probability of oiliness and exacerbates conditions like acne and rosacea.
Tip #5: Wear sunscreen – even indoors
Did you know you UVA rays can penetrate clouds as well as windows in both your house and your car? It’s true, which makes it important to wear sunscreen indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. Protecting your skin from UVA damage means reducing the likelihood of wrinkles, sun damage, and skin cancer. Wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses provide added sun protection.
Tip #6: Get your omega-3s
Flax seeds. Walnuts. Salmon. These foods provide omega-3 fatty acids that help increase your skin’s ability to hold onto moisture. And that moisture keeps your skin plump and fresh looking.
Tip #7: Hydrate
You probably already know you need to use moisturizer on your skin both day and night. But even that won’t be enough if you’re not drinking plenty of water every day. The moisturizers you put on top of your skin help it retain water. But if there’s not enough water in your skin in the first place, then they can’t make much difference. Staying hydrated is key when it comes to having beautiful skin.
Tip #8: Use the right products
Whether your skin is oily and acne-prone or dry and mature, it’s important to use the right products for your particular skin. Just because your best friend (or your favorite celebrity) swears by a product doesn’t mean it’ll be the right one for you. Ask your facialist to give you a clear understanding of your skin’s needs. Then ask for product recommendations that will address them.
At Beatitude, we’re very particular about the products we recommend.
When you come to Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine in San Diego for your facial, you won’t go home wondering which products will help support your skin health. We understand the importance of a good home skin care regimen, and we offer the ZO product line that deliver great results for an incredible value. You can experience the luxurious feel of the products firsthand during your Beatitude facial, and we’ll let you know exactly which ones to take home to support your post-facial glow. When you run out, you can replenish your supply through our online store.
If you’re ready for gorgeous, radiant skin, start following the above tips and give us a call to schedule your ZO facial today.