1. Sunscreen. Sunscreen. Sunscreen.
It is important to protect yourself from Skin Cancer, but did you know that at least 80% of aging comes from the sun? Here are a few tips to maximize the benefit of sunscreen.
- Reapply every 2 hours. If you are worried about makeup… you now have a brush on sunscreen to reapply over your make up. Brush on Block has a translucent and tinted option for reapplying without fuss or mess.
- Use a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays
- Minimum 30 SPF, and no, the SPF in your makeup does not count
- Using Zinc Oxide in sunscreen won’t irritate the skin and doesn’t sink into the skin like most chemical sunscreens. Elta MD UV Clear helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to discoloration and breakouts associated with acne and rosacea.
2. Vitamin C for healthy glowing skin.
Vitamin C not only helps repair free radical damage, which leads to aging, but it also brightens the skin and helps fade dark spots. It is also important to note this powerful antioxidant stimulates collagen production and improves the skin’s texture and quality. C E Ferulic has become one of the most widely adored products on the market, not just by dermatologists but by many beauty experts worldwide.
3. Include Retinol every night.
Retinol is great because it’s a multifunctional ingredient that can stimulate cell regeneration, rebuild collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and fade age spots. It also exfoliates the skin to refine the texture, minimize pore size, and even skin tone. Over-use of Retinol can be irritating to the skin and is one of the first creams my clients give up on right away. The key is to start out slow, use a moisturizer, and gradually increase your use of it every night.
4. Never fall asleep without washing your face.
Been there and done that. There is nothing you want to do than just crawl into bed after a long day at work. Just going overnight without washing your face isn’t going to age you five years, but it could lead to clogged pores or even breakouts. Your skin goes from protect to recovery mode at night. In the evening, detoxifying and cleansing your skin is vital to remove traces of environmental pollutants that have accumulated throughout the day. Adding Retinol and Hyaluronic acids will allow for optimum skin recovery.
5. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
One of the simplest things you can do at home is exfoliated your skin. This can include manual exfoliation using masks and a light scrub home 1-2 x a week at home. Including chemical exfoliation such as glycolic and lactic acid in your skincare routine can also help exfoliate the skin. If you want to start using more active ingredients in your skincare routine, you will want to reach out to your skin care consultant for some advice on adding in these exfoliators if you are using Retinols.
6. Don’t stop at your jawline.
Remember to apply the same products south of your jawline to your neck so it can reap the benefits, too. This includes your sunscreen. All of your skincare products are formulated for the face and neck to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent dryness.
7. Visit a good dermatologist Yearly.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer affects one out of every five Americans. More than three and a half million new cases are diagnosed each year, which is why it’s so important that you have an annual skin exam.
8. Avoid straws, AND Don’t smoke!
Repetitive pursing of the lips, whether drinking from a straw or smoking a cigarette, will age the skin around the lips. Several studies have shown cigarette smoking to be one of the significant causes of facial aging and wrinkling.
9. Wash makeup brushes and Pillowcases regularly.
Every time you touch a makeup brush to your face, you add oil and bacteria from your skin to the bristles of the brush. The easy solution is to clean your brushes at least once per month and change your pillowcase weekly!
10. Eat a healthy diet.
We all know a healthy diet is important, but a diet full of vitamins and minerals can greatly improve the appearance of your skin. Fruits and veggies contain vitamins to keep your skin looking its best, and a diet full of omega-3 fatty acids will beef up your cell strength and improve your skin’s appearance. Stock up on superfoods like salmon, broccoli, and blueberries. Ensure you also get the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily to stay hydrated!
– The Dallas Facialist