Looking after your skin can improve its appearance and reduce the signs of ageing. Here are ten easy steps for healthy, glowing skin.
Feed Your Skin
By now, we all know that eating fresh produce and whole foods can boost your health. What you may not realise is the positive effects healthy eating has on your skin. Choosing foods high in antioxidants and vitamins will give your skin a wonderful healthy glow, as well as repair and reduce the signs of aging. Load up on berries, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, citrus and kiwi fruits, sunflower seeds and almonds to reap the benefits.
Not drinking enough water is one of the biggest crimes against your skin. Dehydration leads to wrinkles which many of us want to avoid, especially on the face. Drinking a minimum of two litres of filtered water each day will keep skin glowing and well-hydrated from the inside out.
Use Quality Skincare Products
Choosing skincare products that are high in nutrients and vitamins is like feeding your skin. Dr Daniel Lanzer is a dermatologist and skincare specialist who developed D'Lumiere Esthétique after many years of research into how the skin works and what it needs to flourish. The anti-aging skincare range is full of creams and cleansers that don't just cleanse the skin, they nourish, repair and rejuvenate it.
Keep Your Skin Moisturised
Along with clean water, skin moisturisers, oils and serums are a must for keeping your skin hydrated. Look for products that are gentle and suited to your skin type. Good quality moisturisers can do wonders to keep you looking fresh.
Have A Daily Skincare Routine
Maintaining healthy skin means committing to a daily regime. Get in the habit of cleaning and applying your favourite moisturisers each morning and again at bedtime. It won't take long to establish a quick skincare routine that will show results in no time.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
While the sun offers a good dose of vitamin D, too much can be damaging to your skin. Over exposures leads to dry skin, which may cause excessive wrinkles and possibly, skin cancer. Unfortunately, Australia has the highest reports of skin cancer in the world so remember to slip, slop, slap when spending long hours outdoors (even in overcast conditions).
Avoid Skin-Harming Habits
Smoking and drinking to excess take their toll on your skin. Smoking is unhealthy on many levels so giving up will benefit not only your skin, but also your respiratory system and bank statements. Alcohol is dehydrating and will add years onto your face. While we are not suggesting you ban the booze, switching to clear alcoholic beverages like vodka, gin or white wine may prevent a future face lift treatment.
Stress has a massive impact on your health and potentially, your skin. There's an old wives' saying that worrying gives you wrinkles and it's true that frowning increases facial lines. Finding enjoyable ways to reduce your stress levels could have the same effect as a natural face lift treatment, so embrace the stuff that makes you happy and limit your exposure to the things that cause chaos.
Wearing lots of make-up may clog your pores, which could result in blackheads and pimples. If you can’t live without doing your face up, look for natural cosmetics that are gentle on your skin. Always remove make-up with quality skincare before bedtime.
There's a reason it's called beauty sleep. While you're sleeping, your body goes to work on repairing and rejuvenating skin cells so it's important to give your body the space and time to do this. Aim to get eight hours of quality sleep each night for healthy, glowing skin.
Looking after your skin is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. If you've tried everything to achieve healthy skin but are still struggling to achieve amazing-looking skin, consider talking to a skincare specialist at Dr Lanzer. Dr Lanzer recommends you get a second opinion as all surgery has risks, so you can weigh up all the options.