Skincare awareness month is about helping your skin be in the best condition possible because your skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s essential to take good care of it! Hopefully, some of the tips you learn here will help your skin all year long and not just this month.
After the summer and prolonged sun exposure, the first tip I would recommend is making an appointment for a skin check. Call your local dermatology office to have a skin check done. Having a skin check done will put your mind at ease if you have noticed anything you need to mention and give them a chance to notate their records of any changes to your skin from past visits. Don’t forget to do your skin self-examination monthly.
Make sure to wear your sunscreen daily. It doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen because it’s winter. Check the expiration dates on all your containers to ensure they are in date. Using sunscreen is the best defense against aging.
Make sure you consume plenty of fruits and vegetables to help neutralize free radicals. We are encouraged to eat five servings a day in our daily diet. Eating processed foods can exacerbate acne skin conditions.
Water is Key
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. It’s encouraged to drink eight glasses of water each day to keep your skin hydrated and nourished.
Revaluate your Skincare Routine for the New Season
Make sure you are using the appropriate products for our current season. If it’s summer, you may want to use an oil-free moisturizer. If it’s fall, you may want to add a creamy cleanser, a more hydrating moisturizer, and a serum.
Try to lower your stress level.
Health and your emotional well-being play a massive factor in our skin health. Stress shows up in our skin as adult acne, and exercise is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety and keep the blood flowing.
Here are a few more tips to additional tips
Take your eye makeup off gently. If waterproof mascara has you scrubbing too hard, try switching to a non-waterproof mascara.
Make sure always to wear your sunglasses all year round. Wearing sunglasses will protect your eyes from damage and from squinting.
Try getting ready for bed earlier and taking your makeup off. Even if you enjoy staying up late, if you apply your serums and skincare, you can check that off your list of things to do before going to sleep. I hear clients say that they put off going to bed because they don’t have the energy to go through the process of getting ready for bed, and this way, it’s all done, and you can hopefully get more sleep every night.
Talk to your skincare expert about any new treatment plans
If you want to address any issues with your skin, now is the time to do it. Everyone has goals, and you may want to get your skin to the point where you feel confident without wearing makeup. Whatever the case may it’s a great time to talk about anything skin related!