As the saying goes, “beauty is skin deep.” But what does that mean? Is it just a superficial thing? The skin is the largest organ in the human body and plays a vital role in protecting us from the elements.
So, in a way, the saying is true – beauty does start with the skin.
But achieving and maintaining healthy skin is more than just using the right products.
This National Healthy Skin Month, take some time to focus on your skin health. You can achieve glowing skin by following these three tips:
Tip One: Exfoliate Regularly
You can’t have glowing skin without a good skincare routine, and part of that routine should include exfoliating your skin. Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and reveal the bright, radiant skin underneath. We recommend exfoliating at least once a week.
There are two ways to exfoliate: mechanically and chemically. Mechanical exfoliation uses a physical device or exfoliating product, like a sugar scrub or a Clarisonic brush. Chemical exfoliation uses acids to exfoliate the skin.
Both types of exfoliation are effective, but you may want to start with mechanical exfoliation if you’re new to the process. Chemical exfoliation can sometimes be too harsh for sensitive skin.
Tip Two: Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep is vital for overall health but also crucial for maintaining healthy skin. When you don’t get enough sleep, it shows on your skin. Dark circles may appear under your eyes, or your skin may appear dull and tired.
During sleep, your body repairs damage and regenerates cells. So, if you want healthy, glowing skin, ensure you get enough shut-eye. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night.
Tip Three: Manage Stress
Stress can take a toll on your skin – and your whole body. When stressed, your body produces cortisol, a hormone that can lead to breakouts and other skin problems. Stress can also worsen existing skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Of course, it’s not always possible to eliminate stress from your life. But there are things you can do to manage it. Exercise, meditation, and time in nature can help reduce stress levels.
Taking some time for yourself – even if it’s just 10 minutes a day – can make a world of difference for your skin – and your health.
Contact Us Today
Implementing these three tips into your routine this National Healthy Skin Month will help you achieve – and maintain – glowing, healthy skin. Even though these tips can help, the best way to keep your skin healthy and bright is to contact Lux Skin Lasers in King of Prussia, PA. Get in touch with us by calling 484-322-5316.