We do crazy things to get the perfect skin. When our skin is on point, we look good even with bedhead and no makeup whatsoever. However, if your skin is being cantankerous, with breakouts, sagging, lines, and discoloration, it’s hard to make anything look right. 


So here are some tips to help you begin with the biggest beauty basic. Take good care of your skin, and it will take care of you! The biggest thing to remember is that great skin isn’t just a one-time operation. You can’t get a really good mask and have everything magically be perfect. Good skin requires regular, positive habits for better health and protection. 


Eat Right


Good skin starts from within. No matter what you put on your body, the best way to get good skin is with what you put into your body. A bad diet can immediately lead to a breakout, and a good diet full of nutrients can give you an envy-worthy glow that nothing else can. So, in order to make your skin the best it can be, follow these dietary recommendations: 


  • Limit sugar: Overdoing it on sugar is one of the most common reasons that adults have breakouts and bad skin. A little sugar won’t hurt you, but if you’re exceeding the recommended dietary amount every day, it’s going to impact your skin. 

  • Be wary of dairy: Dairy products have lots of health benefits, but they’re also often full of hormones, which can throw off your body’s natural cycles and lead to breakouts. 

  • Fiber is your friend: Few people realize that your gut health is closely linked to your skin. Healthy digestive regularity increases your immune functionality and resists skin problems. 

  • Get a variety of nutrients: Healthy skin (especially long-term) is dependent on nutrients that are able to counter the natural aging process. These nutrients are better known as antioxidants, and they’re mostly found in fresh fruits and vegetables


Use Sunscreen Every Day


Even if it’s not hot out, your skin is vulnerable to the aging effects of UV radiation. Diffused sunlight streaming through the clouds, and reflected light from the surfaces around you can all provide enough UV light every day to significantly speed up the aging process. UV rays damage skin cells, which can lead to skin cancer in the long run. If skin cancer isn’t enough to worry you, then consider the fact that these damaged skin cells also leave room for fine lines, wrinkles, and collagen loss, making it look like you’re aging faster. Get accustomed to putting sunscreen on your face, neck, and chest every day with your morning routine. It’s often best to do this with a daily moisturizer that has a good SPF rating. Sunscreen is also very important in hot and dry areas, such as areas in Nevada, which can actually have a positive impact on your skin.


Moisturize


Speaking of a daily moisturizer, this should be a daily pattern in any woman’s daily skincare regime. Many people think that because their skin is naturally oily, they should steer clear of moisturizer, but the truth is that skin often becomes too oily when trying to compensate for a lack of moisture. If you can train your body to expect a good balance of moisture each day, it’s very possible that you can effectively reduce oiliness. For more information about finding the right daily routine for your specific skin type, you can call us for a consultation. As licensed aestheticians and clinicians, we believe in treating our patients with comprehensive care; not just one-time procedures. 


Manage Stress


Of course, living a stress-free life is impossible (not to mention boring!) However, excess stress can cause numerous problems for your body’s health, from back pain to breakouts. Part of this is because stress inhibits your body’s ability to fight infection, and so your skin is subject to the whims of harmful bacteria. Instead of stressing out, find personal ways to manage stress as it comes. This might include meditation, exercise, talking to a counselor or friend, and finding creative outlets. 


Use Clean Makeup


How often do you switch up your makeup? We often hear that mascara should be changed every 3 months. But how often do you change to a new foundation and concealer? And think about this… when was the last time that you cleaned your brushes? How old is that blending sponge? 

 

Bacteria can be harbored in old makeup, breeding in your drawer, and then contributing to breakouts when you put it back on your face. Set up a routine of cleaning out your makeup drawer. Foundation and cover-up should never last more than a year, and your brushes should be cleaned every few months, depending on how you use them. Always store your makeup in a cool, dry place.