Getting glowing skin really comes down to the lifestyle choices you make. Fortunately in Australia, a healthy skin is attainable, thanks to our healthy lifestyles. Today we’re going to show you how to take natural care of skin with these healthy skin tips, straight from our experts and understand how non-surgical treatments such as chemical peels and dermal fillers can contribute to maintain the healthy skin.
Lifestyle Advice And Healthy Skin Tips
Beauty Shines From The Inside Out
There’s no substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Your skin shows what’s going on inside your body so it’s good practice to make sure what you’re putting in is as good as what you’re putting on your skin. Make sure you’re eating a healthy and balanced diet that is full of fresh fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants and fibre are important for cleansing your system.
Avoid the fats from processed foods and replace them with natural oils and fats- think large avocados, fatty fish, nuts, olives and coconut oils.
Swap the sugar drinks, alcohol, tea and coffee for what can keep your complexion clear and give you healthy skin – water. You need a glass of water for every 10 kg of body weight every day. Make sure you are well hydrated before and after exercise too. Water flushes from your body and contributes to clear, glowing skin.
If you want to know how to get glowing skin, it’s also a good idea to moderate your alcohol intake. Alcohol dehydrates your skin considerably by constricting the blood vessels. This can leave you looking as dull and drawn as you might feel after a hangover. If you must drink, drink moderately and avoid the binges that could lead to hang overs. If you’re having a big night out, alternate your alcoholic beverage with a glass of lemon water.
Reduce your caffeine intake too – whether it’s from tea, coffee or soda, caffeine dehydrates your body and skin. It also interferes with your ability to get a good night’s rest, which is essential for glowing skin.
Get Regular Exercise
Exercise is essential for healthy skin because it keeps your circulation going. You can replenish and manage your moisture levels from the inside. And, even though you might be using a high quality moisturiser, if you’re dehydrated on the inside, it’s going to be very difficult to balance your moisture levels from the outside.
Stress Less And Sleep More
Believe it or not, stress affects every aspect of your body and mind- including your skin. Being tired and constantly stressed out takes its toll on your skin. The good news is that sleep presents an opportunity to restore what the stresses of daily living take away. Rather ditch that last cup of coffee for an extra hour of sleep- you can thank us later.
Smoking adds years to your skin. Every time you light up you are introducing a lot of toxins and chemicals into your body and giving your body extra work to clear them out.
Caring For Healthy Skin
Wash off the day with a cleanser best suited to your skin type. Cleansing every day is essential to remove makeup, pollutants and perspiration but it’s not only your face that needs to be cleaned. Wash your pillowcase, make up and facial sponges regularly too, and keep your hair as clean. All of these daily items come into contact with your skin.
Also remember not to touch your face constantly – because you’re introducing dirt every time you do it.
Always Wear Sunscreen
The sun is incredibly ageing, and its UV rays have a major impact on the health of your skin. Even if your foundation has a sun protection factor, you need it in your morning moisturiser too. Take things a step further by wearing sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat when you are going out into the sun.
Use Moisturiser Liberally
Your diet and water intake has a lot to do with your skin’s moisture levels but moisturising after cleansing and swimming is important to replenish what is lost. Use a rich, luxurious moisturiser at night and something a bit lighter for the day time. If your skin is under-moisturised it’s likely to produce more sebum to compensate for what’s been lost. This could translate into break outs on your face.
Exfoliation sloughs away at dead skin cells and build up and can leave your skin feeling fresh and super absorbent for a face mask or a dose of moisturiser.
Make Time For Regular Facials
There’s nothing like a professional facial at a salon – they really can leave you feeling and looking like a million dollars. If you can manage it try and go every month, if not go every second month.
Professional Skin Care Tips For Glowing Skin
Acne scarring, sun spots and premature signs of ageing can be addressed with professional medical treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
If you are concerned with facial volume loss or would like to enhance facial features, such as the lips, dermal fillers can help you to achieve a more defined or voluminous complexion. Dermal fillers can also be used to plump up fine lines, wrinkles and creases.
Please contact us for more healthy skin tips, personalised for your skin concerns: (02) 8599 7161.