Nowadays, we can do so many things to take care of our skin. From facials and skin rejuvenating treatments to expensive high-end products, aesthetics and skincare have certainly evolved. But let’s not forget some of the basic and natural ways to maintain healthy skin.
Habits serve as the foundation of our life. Our daily habits, including everything from our first cup of coffee or tea in the morning to what we eat throughout the day, define our skin and bodies. Read on to discover the lifestyle changes that may help you maintain healthy, beautiful skin, ranging from hydration and food to product selection.
Lifestyle Choices Our Skin Experts Swear By
While 20% of how we age is accounted by genetics, the rest is health, environmental, and behavioral factors. To get beautiful and glowing skin without spending much money, follow the enlisted lifestyle choices that skin experts swear by.
- Stay Hydrated
Did you know water is not only vital for the human body’s survival? It’s also a key to a healthy body and SKIN. The signs of dehydration are primarily visible on facial skin—and not in a good way. If you ask, what is the most effective (and scientifically proven) way to keep your skin hydrated? All our money goes on a combination of topical and environmental care—but drinking an extra glass or two of water (with your regular water intake) won’t harm either. On top of that, use a decent moisturizer and invest in HydraFacial.
- SCREAM for Sunscreen
If we could list one piece of advice that all skin care experts agreed with, this is it. Nothing, literally nothing, would work if your skin isn’t protected from the sun. Sunscreen is universally regarded as the most crucial step of the skincare regimen.If you want to avoid sun damage, minimize your chances of developing skin cancer, prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent sunspots/ age spots, there is no better product than SUNSCREEN!
According to our aesthetician and EVERY aesthetician in the world, a great sunscreen would look something like this: broad-spectrum protection against damaging UVA and UVB radiation with built-in boosters to improve the appearance and feel of your skin. The good news is that we made it. Get your hands on Skin Loft’s HA Physical Tinted SPF 44 and Physical Sunscreen SPF 47.
- Beauty Sleep is NOT Just a Fairytale
You may be surprised to learn that having great skin is as easy as lying down and taking a nap. Your skin indeed undergoes a considerable amount of recovery when you sleep. By cutting down on sleep, you lower the skin’s time to restore itself. When it comes to skincare, you spend time and money layering and lasering your skin; however, paying attention to how you treat your skin when sleeping should not be ignored.
- The Gut-Skin Connection is REAL!
Everyone has a favorite serum or facial treatment, but beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. What you put into your stomach indeed has a significant impact on your appearance. Consuming foods such as cheesy pizza and sugary snacks are a major contributor to your skin damage. Don’t get us wrong; we do like eating junk food while watching Netflix just as much as the next person. Still, we’re also aware that we’re not doing ourselves any favors by doing so. The solution? Consume at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
- Smoking is Injurious to SKIN Health Too
In addition to its well-established links to cancer and lung and heart disease, smoking is associated with delayed wound healing, increased infections, premature skin aging, and several skin disorders, particularly psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and hidradenitis suppurativa.
In general, smokers are more severely impacted than non-smokers by most inflammatory skin conditions, including acne, and varied problems are typically more challenging to cure successfully than in non-smokers.
- Stress It Out
Stressed skin is real, especially during these unprecedented times. Even after meditating every morning and watching Yoga with Adriene at night, the consequences of the current environment may impact more than just your mind; your skin.
A general rule of thumb is to pare down your beauty regimen to its basic and eliminate any products with excessive fragrance, colors, or dyes. When you’re stressed, look for relaxing and hydrating ingredients to enhance your skin’s appearance. The first step is to determine your skin type so that you can make sure you’re using the products for you, and not just because they work for your friend. On the safe side, join hands with a medical aesthetician.
The Final Cut
Your skin serves to protect you from the environment, particularly the sun and its damaging UV rays. As a result, it should come as no surprise that its look and appearance change with time. Nevertheless, what your skin looks and feels like now and how it will age in the future can be linked to lifestyle choices – your food, your water intake, your stress levels, whether you smoke or not, and how much sleep you get each night.
About Skin Loft Medical Spa
Now that you know all of your less-than-ideal lifestyle choices will eventually come back to haunt you, it’s time to consult with a board-certified medical aesthetician to get everything sorted. At Skin Loft Medical Spa, we believe that taking care of your skin and making it a priority is not just about appearance. It’s about how it makes you feel inside. When you love the skin you’re in, you’ll love everything else around you even more.