Battling problem skin? Skincare woes are a challenge at any age — whether you are dealing with acne, dry skin, rosacea or wrinkles. Luckily, there are many ways to improve your skin. To start with, a quality skincare routine can make all the difference. In addition, you’ll want to visit your facialist or esthetician regularly (like Simply Divine Skin & Wellness) to keep your skin fresh, exfoliated and renewed. Your dermatologist is also a great source of information and great support for your skincare..
But, did you know there are three things you can do right now free of charge to help your skin glow beautifully and improve your overall health? Let’s dive into the three simple ways to improve your skin, no matter what the skin issue might be.
1. Keep Your Stress in Check
Stress can really take a toll on your overall health, but did you know it has a huge effect on your skin as well? According to TIME magazine, acne is strongly related to the stress in your life. Stress is said to increase your body’s production of certain hormones, one of them being cortisol. Cortisol can make your skin much more oily than usual. It can also decrease your skin's ability to fight off acne-causing bacteria. If you find that stress contributing to your skin concerns, there are ways to fight it.
Try to find healthy ways to cope with stress. Taking up yoga, deep breathing, exercising, or meditation can all lower your cortisol levels and work to relieve stress (and improve your skin!).
2. Get Plenty of Sleep
Good sleep is crucial to good health, including healthy skin. Believe it or not, your skin is repairing itself while you sleep with all the extra blood flow it receives. When you are not sleeping well or somehow get “sleep deprived”, this unfortunately puts extra stress on your body. A lack of sleep will cause more adrenaline and cortisol to be released which can aggravate acne as well as other skin issues including wrinkles and fine lines.
If sleep is a struggle for you, creating a bedtime routine might help. Try to shut off electronic devices an hour before bed, drink a relaxing tea or wind down with a book. You might also want to make your bedroom as calm and comfortable as possible to encourage good sleep. Strive to get 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night to improve your skin and your overall health.
3. Make Sure You Hydrate
There is a very good chance you have heard this tip many times already but it bears repeating. According to Healthline, proper hydration levels allow the skin to be more plump and actually improves its elasticity which means your skin is less likely to experience wrinkles and blemishes. Increase your water intake by at least 2 liters a day and use a hydrating moisturizer to help lock in moisture when finished showering. For many, it helps to carry a large bottle of water throughout the day as a reminder to stay hydrated.
There you have it. A few simple but important ways to boost your skin’s appearance and your overall health. Remember, skincare is an ongoing journey. With a healthy lifestyle, a good skincare routine, regular SPF use and an extra boost from visiting your esthetician each month, you can enjoy clear, beautiful and glowing skin for years to come.
Ready to book a soothing facial or skin care consultation? Get in touch by calling (239) 989-5995 or booking online here to set your next appointment with Simply Divine Skin & Wellness.
We can’t wait to pamper your skin and make you feel amazing!