January 13, 2015
We’ve all made resolutions for the new year, setting goals for 2015. Our student’s at Avalon have made hair care resolutions, but what about our skin? The same care and attention needs to be given here. Make your resolutions to take better care, giving you a healthier appearance.
Moisturize After Showering
This is essential for healthy skin. Washing your body takes away many of the natural oils, drying out the skin. This can lead to cracking and dryness, and eventually long term problems. Apply lotion to your body and moisturizer to your face to combat this problem. Apply moisturizer right after showering to prevent a loss of water vapor.
Wearing sunscreen every time we are outdoors is essential to our skin and health. Too much exposure to UV rays can lead to health problems down the line, including skin cancer. Strive to use an SPF 30, reapplying often to keep the benefits. Besides the health benefits, applying sunscreen will have aesthetic benefits for your skin as well.
It isn’t just the things we are exposing our skin to that make an impact on our physical appearance. Excessive amounts of stress in our lives can show in our skin. Look into the things that are most stressful in your life and determine if they are necessary. It may be time to cut things out of your life that don’t really matter anymore.
Skip the soda and instead drink plenty of water throughout the day. Because our bodies are mostly comprised of water, it is essential to every function here. Drinking enough water will help flush toxins from our system, which could be affecting the appearance of our skin.
Don’t Touch Your Face
While it may be easier said than done, keeping your hands off your face will help prevent clogged pores, oily, and dirty skin. Make a conscious effort to avoid touching your face through the day. If you have a nervous habit of touching your face, find ways to stop this problem.
Exfoliate your skin. As your skin cells dry out, your body will naturally replace them. To get rid of the dead skin, exfoliate once or twice a week. This process will help keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated.
Plan your skin care resolutions for the coming year. Make sure you make the changes to your daily life that will improve your beauty routine, keeping your skin healthy and clean.