1. ALWAYS WASH YOUR FACE
Mother always said, “wash your face every night,” and we all know mother knows best. Washing your face daily is an essential habit to develop and allows your freshly cleansed skin to renew itself naturally while you sleep. Going to bed without washing your face is a big no-no. If you’re not a makeup wearer you might be thinking I’m okay, there’s nothing to wash off. This is completely untrue! There are impurities and free radicals that build up on your skin from the day that can cause damage to your skin in the long run. When you wash your skin, you’re preventing the breakdown of collagen, which can leave your skin looking haggard and dull. If you wear makeup and do not wash it off it can lead to breakouts, clogged pores, blackheads, dullness and even attract acne-causing bacteria. Guess it’s time to start taking mom’s advice.
2. Always Wear SPF
Most of us know to wear sun protection during summer, on vacations or at places like the beach. But did you know wearing SPF daily can have many benefits ? For starters, wearing SPF everyday can help slow down the premature signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Regular use can aid in the prevention of brown spots and skin discoloration (aka sunspots), and reduce the appearance of blotchiness and redness. Wearing sun protection daily does not only have great beauty benefits, but it can help your skin’s health too. SPF can shield your body from harmful UVA/UVB rays. These harmful rays are known as ultraviolet radiation and are the number one cause of skin cancer. Wearing sun protection regularly can help in preventing skin cancer and decrease its development. Who knew that one product could do so much good for our health and appearance. Time to stock up and start using this holy grail of products daily.
There are so many different skin types, from dry to oily and everything else in between. So how does moisturizing help you achieve flawless, healthy skin? Well you see, your body is made of up to 60% of water; meaning regardless of your skin type, moisturizing is an essential step for keeping your skin hydrated. Applying a moisturizer daily helps to ensure your skin does not get too dry or oily. Extreme cases of dry or oily skin can be harmful and damaging to your skin. If your skin is too dry it will become flakey which can lead to skin debris causing breakouts and acne. On the flip side if you have very oily skin that can be attributed to dehydration and your skin is attempting to compensating for its lack of moisture. Well moisturized skin tends to be more glowy, plump and youthful looking. Knowing all the incredible benefits of properly moisturized skin, promise you won’t forget this vital step in your skincare routine.
4. Exfoliate Regularly
Did you know that most of the top layer of your skin is made up of dead skin cells? Ew, right? So how do you get rid of the layer that leaves your face looking dry and dull? That’s where exfoliating comes in. Everyone should have two types of exfoliators in their skincare routine, a mild one and a deeper one. Exfoliating regularly with a mild exfoliant will help keep your skin looking and feeling fresh by removing impurities, keeping pores unclogged and getting rid of dead skin cells. For a deeper exfoliation, we recommend springing for some professional services. A deeper exfoliation will help with anti-aging, even out your skin tone, improve acne and breakouts, remove the dead cells and give you that youthful glowy look.
Deeper exfoliators range from pedicures to treatments like chemical peels. Your skin needs exfoliation from your head to your toes. Time to add some exfoliating products to your shower and schedule a day at the spa.
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5. Use the Right Products for Your Skin Type
Now that you know four of the steps to achieving flawless healthy skin you might be wondering what kind of products you should be using. Figuring out what products work best for your skin can be a little overwhelming, but once you’ve found the right ones you’ll find yourself falling in love with your skin. First part of finding the right products is determining what your skin type is. Once you’ve got that down start looking for a cleanser, moisturizer, SPF and exfoliator that works best for your skin type. Time to put all this knowledge into practice and see what a difference it’ll make to your skin. The VI Derm skin care line can help you address your skin concerns and achieve the skin you’ve always wanted.
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