Healthy skin is the goal of millions of men and women around the world. But it’s also an ever-evolving target as we deal with nights of missed sleep, unhealthy food, and other aging factors.
If there was a miracle cure for beautiful skin, we’d all gladly invest in it! With so many anti-aging products on the market, though, it’s hard to tell what’s the real deal and which ones to stay away from.
Some beauty treatments have been proven to be effective for most, if not all, skin types. When you want to enhance your skin’s health and find your flawless self, try these five must-have beauty solutions.
Before you add any beauty treatment to your regime, start at the very foundation of your skin’s health: moisture.
When your skin doesn’t have enough hydration, it begins to dry out. This leads to discoloration, wrinkles, and fine lines. Exposure to free radicals in the environment and using hot water when you bathe are two of the most common ways your skin loses its moisture.
Make sure you moisturize with a product that has Vitamin A, B5, C, and E to hit all the hydration and nutrient levels your skin needs. These vitamins fight damage at the source and increase the elasticity and firmness of your skin cells.
Always use a sunscreen that’s PABA-free with an SPF of at least 15 when you head outside.
Shaving multiple times a week is a fact of life for most of us, but it also damages the skin. If you’re not using the right product for your specific pH balance, shaving can strip the moisture from your skin or cause irritations.
Nicks, cuts, and razor burn, as well as ingrown hairs, are all problems we face to have smooth skin. Can you imagine the extra time you’d have in your week if you never had to shave?
Laser hair removal solves this problem for you. It’s a fast, safe, and effective way to remove hair anywhere on your body, from your legs to your ears. Without regular irritation caused by razors and shaving cream, your skin can stay healthy easier.
Part of your skin-care regimen should include pampering. Your skin is your body’s biggest organ and it deserves special treatment! If you can’t head to a spa regularly, invest in a natural mask routine at home.
Before you choose the mask, make sure you know your skin type. Dry skin requires a different set of nourishing agents and nutrients than oily or combination skin. Sensitive skin can be irritated by one minor ingredient in a product, too.
Gentle facial masks usually include oils like coconut, almond, and oatmeal. Try one mask product at a time. Most manufacturers suggest you test out a new product on a small patch of skin before applying it to your whole face.
Using too many new products in a short time is a recipe for irritated and broken out skin. Stick with one mask until you know if you can handle it or not.
You’ve probably heard of microdermabrasion and are wondering if it’s right for your skin. Products with exfoliants are available everywhere, but if you aren’t sure how to use them, they can cause more harm than good.
A strong microdermabrasion treatment works well for lightening age spots and scarring from acne. It’s also good for wrinkle reduction.
The best way to indulge in this treatment is to book an appointment with an esthetic specialist. If you do choose over-the-counter products, make sure to follow the directions carefully and spread out your applications until you’re sure your skin can handle the scrubbing.
Chemical peels are becoming a popular beauty treatment now that more is known about the safety and efficacy of them. Also called chemexfoliation or derma-peels, these treatments are used to reduce fine lines and age spots or smooth out the texture in your skin.
Using a chemical peel at home is not recommended, since they are made from acids with multiple strengths. However, your esthetician has professional-grade products that are safe and they know how to adjust the acidic level for your skin type.
Fighting the signs of aging by improving your skincare regimen is an active, daily job. With these beauty treatments and the right healthy habits, your skin can become flawless without the Fountain of Youth!