Caring for Your Skin
Updated: May 31, 2019
Our skin is the largest body organ (yes, it’s an organ) that needs nourishment and TLC. Since our skin absorbs chemicals which pass into the bloodstream and affects all our organs, it is vitally important to keep our skin clean from toxins. We often worry about wrinkles, spots, sun exposure, and the texture of our skin, but we seldom think of the purifying aspect.
What steps can you take to care for your skin?
Here are 4 simple tips to keep your skin healthy:
We all know (hopefully) that we should be cleansing our face & body, morning and night. Don’t let exhaustion stop you from removing your makeup, taking a shower, and ensuring your skin is cleansed before going to bed. In the same way, your morning should also consist of a shower and cleansing.
Why should you be bathing twice daily? Think about it… your day consists of being out and about where your skin is constantly exposed to toxins, fumes, dust, and chemicals. For example, car fumes, smoke (even if you don’t smoke- you walk past people who do), makeup, AC/Heating, etc. At night, your body attempts to restore itself while you are resting and sleeping. Your skin will attempt to extract toxins through this restoration process. So when you wake in the morning, it is important to remove these impurities.
You are probably tired of hearing this but… DRINK WATER!
Water is important is because it helps with circulation, digestion, and excretion. With the body losing moisture throughout the day, if it is not hydrated, your skin will become dry, flaky, and in turn produce more wrinkles. Drinking more water allows the skin to extract toxins ridding the body of unwanted chemicals.
You can also hydrate your skin by applying moisturizer after a bath or shower. Be sure to do this within 2 minutes… yes… TWO minutes! This is when the skin is most porous and absorbs the moisture fully. Be sure to have a moisturizer that has hyaluronic acid in the ingredients as this holds 1,000 times its own weight in water therefore attracting moisture to the skin and retaining it.
While pampering sounds like a leisurely thing to do, in this sense it is actually a necessity.
If you don’t already visit an Esthetician regularly, then let it be known… you should!
An Esthetician is a trained and licensed person who specializes in the beautification of the skin. They perform facials, waxing, and various skin care treatments to rejuvenate & purify the skin.
Depending on your skin’s needs, an Esthetician can perform microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, laser skin rejuvenation, light therapy, thermage and much more.
While they are not medical doctors per say, they are like skin & cosmetology doctors.
Vitamin D from the sun is good for our bodies as it helps to absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones. However, too much sun and especially the ultraviolet (UV) rays, is damaging to our skin and may even cause skin cancer. Protect your skin by avoiding sun exposure at the hottest time of the day. Always apply sunscreen (even a light SPF is better than nothing), and cover up by using a hat and light-weight, long-sleeved clothing.
Your skin works hard for you - keeping your body as healthy as possible - you need to do your part to help your skin. When you start with these 4 easy steps it will become part of your everyday life.. So start today.