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Maintaining healthier, younger-looking skin doesn’t have to be a complicated mission. In order to prevent premature skin damage and take better care of your complexion, you just need to adjust your beautification ritual a bit. The changes that you make should help you counterbalance the action of daily stressors, such as sunrays, harsh chemicals, toxins present in your environment, which inevitably age your skin and rob it of its enviable glow and tonus. If you want to keep these threats at bay, here are a few easy steps that you can take to avoid skin damage at an early age.
Rely on Gentle Cleansers
To begin with, remember that it is extremely important to cleanse your skin twice a day: in the morning, as soon as you wake up, and at night, before going to bed. For this task choose to use a gentle cleanser. Many women who have always been dealing with an oily complexion have been using harsh, drying alternatives for too long. The problem with these products is that they stimulate the users’ skin to deliver even more oil. In other words, these aggressive skin care products could force you to cope with a vicious cycle revolving around excessive oiliness and dryness- two extremes that you may want to avoid.
Use Sunscreen Daily
Sunscreen is not suitable only for those who spend more than a few hours at the beach on a daily basis. As a skin care specialist, I can tell you that most individuals who wish to combat premature signs of aging choose to wear sunscreen year round. The American Academy of Dermatology advises people to use sunscreen on a daily basis and opt for a product with a SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or more. “Broad spectrum” options that ensure an optimal protection against both UVA and UVB represent the best pick. You don’t have to cover your face with a thick layer of suntan lotion to prevent skin damage.
These days, you can find a wide range of foundations and makeup that contain sunscreen. Use your favorite products listed in this category on a daily basis and make sure you apply them evenly and thickly enough on your complexion. Also, you may want to invest in protective clothing and stay indoors between 11 AM and 4 PM; during this timeframe the sunrays can burn your skin in no time. Don’t forget that extensive sun exposure can cause a lot of problems, including a faster bad cell replication, damages to elastic tissues and a higher incidence of cases of skin cancer. Last but not least, do keep in mind that some medication that you may be taking, such as antidepressants, diabetes drugs and antibiotics can make your complexion more susceptible to sun damage.
Use a Quality Anti-Aging Product before Going to Bed
At night, you should count on a product that helps you accomplish your rejuvenation goals while you enjoy your eight hours of sleep. When it comes to choosing the best creams and serums, it is advisable to go for advanced formulas based on natural ingredients, as well as innovative compounds designed to increase cell turnover rates and encourage the development of new, healthy cells.
As a skin care expert, I can give you the best tips that you may require to preserve the youthful appearance of your skin for many more years in a row. Come meet me in my office and let’s have a nice chat about the tactics that you can employ to be able to flaunt gorgeous skin at any age without going under the knife.
True beauty is ageless and always starts from within. It is supported by a well-balanced skin care ritual tailored to the specific needs of your complexion. Does this mean that the same regimen can deliver the same results year-round? Not exactly!
As you can imagine, seasonal changes require small adjustments designed to help your skin and entire body cope with different stressors. If you’re looking for a few easy tips on how to prep your skin for the cold season and maintain its natural beauty in spite of the bad weather, here are a few guidelines that you may find useful.
Identify the Main Stressors That Could Affect the Way Your Skin Looks and Feels. In order to battle all the new risk factors in an effective manner, you have to know what you’re fighting against. During winter, there are several negative factors that could prematurely age your skin, including UV rays, excessive cold and powerful winds. All these elements force you to adjust your beauty ritual a bit to keep your skin silky and radiant around the clock.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized at All Times. For starters, make sure your skin is moisturized daily to prevent excessive dryness, and other related issues, such as itchiness, redness and rashes. Avoid long, hot baths and showers, and opt for a comfortable, whipped cream-like texture, which can improve the protective film of your complexion and sooth it in a matter of a few seconds, due to its blend of natural de-sensitizing and calming ingredients.
Prevent Sun Damage. During winter, it is extremely important to prevent damages caused by UV rays, which can pass through your glass windows and be reflected by snow. To protect your skin during the cold season and avoid negative changes linked to sun exposure, such as spider veins, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines, use a quality sunscreen rated at 30 SPF, wear sunglasses with UV coating and stay far, far away from tanning beds.
Enhance Internal Protection. Most importantly, don’t forget that you also have to make a few modifications from within, which will complement the changes that you’ve already implemented on the outside. Eat more greens to supplement your body with all the vitamins and minerals that it needs to function properly. Don’t forget that you should consume lots of fruits and veggies, which are rich in antioxidants and can help you minimize sun damage and battle free radicals.
Maintain a Healthy Balance Between Mind, Body and Spirit. With the holiday season just around the corner, now would be the best time of the year to count your blessings, not your problems. Be kinder to yourself and your friends and family. Train your brain to be happier. Do something new that is good for your mind, body and spirit.
For instance, go get facials with your girlfriends, or spend an entire day of relaxation in one of the best wellness centers in your area. Pamper all your senses, and you will instantly feel less stressed, more beautiful and more motivated to take better care of your face and body.
As we age, our skin starts to lose its natural glow and elasticity. Naturally, in this case, our first thought is that we should invest in expensive cosmetic aids to increase and maintain the firmness of facial skin, while also boosting its radiance. Here’s the advice that I give you as a skin care specialist: before focusing on finding the treatment that will keep your aging skin in excellent condition, start by adjusting your diet. After all, you are what you eat, and your incorrect dietary choices will inevitably be reflected by your skin, by becoming a part of your body’s outer fabric. How can you make smarter nutritional decisions? You could try to include the super healthy (and tasty) ingredients listed below in your daily diet, drink plenty of water and get enough sleep on a day-to-day basis. All these changes will help you look and feel like a completely different person in only a few weeks.
Dairy Products (Low-Fat Ones)
Low-fat dairy products represent excellent sources of vitamin A, a potent compound that contributes to skin health. If you have a thyroid problem or diabetes, it is even more important to consume vitamin A-rich low-fat dairy foods, because your body may not be able to transform beta carotene extracted from different other products (such as carrots) into vitamin A.
Fruits with a High Antioxidant Content
Aside from foods packed with vitamin A that stimulate your digestive system, guaranteeing a healthier-looking skin, you should also try to eat a mix of four fruits that are extremely beneficial for your complexion, due to their high concentration of antioxidants. Plums, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are the healthy and tasty snacks that will help you prevent free radical damage and get closer to your beauty goal: a sculptural, youthful skin.
Foods Containing a Large Amount of Essential Fatty Acids
Try to include more than a few servings of salmon, walnuts, flax seeds and canola oil in your diet. All these super foods contain a high dosage of fatty acids, which do wonders for your cell membranes. Healthier cell membranes ensure a higher protection against several harmful elements that could try to disrupt your system, and also tend to do a better job as pathways for nutrient transportation.
Foods Rich in Selenium
If you feel the need to add a few more tasty ingredients to your daily diet to boost skin health and radiance, opt for brazil nuts, turkey, tuna, cereals and muffins. You may be wondering: what do these options actually have in common? They all contain an ideal dosage of selenium, the element that limits the level of oxidative damage undergone by our skin. According to recent research, oral doses of selenium, vitamin A, vitamin E and copper could succeed in preventing the formation of sunburn cells.
Want to find a quick way to upgrade your salad without adding a calorie-rich dressing? Add a few drops of oil (preferably no more than 2 tsp per day). Oils are exceptional sources of essential fatty acids and keep your skin properly lubricated and healthier-looking. It is advisable to buy and use expeller processed, cold processed and extra virgin options, which work best for your skin.
Whether you’re having a hard time trying to make wiser dietary decisions or want to find the most adequate cosmetic products that are compatible with the unique needs of your complexion, I am here to help you do what’s best for your skin. Schedule your first appointment with me and let’s find out what your skin is actually craving for.
Chances are, you've probably started to notice cannabidiol hemp oil, or CBD hemp oil, popping up as an ingredient in beauty products such as body lotion and facial oil. While it's definitely the buzzy beauty ingredient of the moment, a fad this is not: CBD-infused beauty products have been growing in popularity, with entire brands now dedicated to the healing properties CBD hemp oil has when used topically. But there are still a lot of misconceptions about CBD-infused beauty products, so here are some answers.
First, the big question you're wondering: CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you're not going to get high from using any of these products. CBD hemp oil is sourced from hemp with lower levels of THC than marijuana, (which is responsible for an altered mental state) and high levels of CBD. It's also a rich source of fatty acids and other nutrients that benefit your skin. Studies have shown it can improve reduced barrier function, improve hydration, minimize moisture loss, and decrease inflammation.
Skincare brands are catching on to the benefits. Many of these products are geared towards CBD oil's anti-inflammatory benefits because the primary receptor for CBD (CB2) is found on immune cells, which is where inflammation takes place. This is major because many skin conditions are connected to inflammation, which is why there are so many conversations about the power of CBD in the beauty industry right now.
Research on CBD oil and its benefits is ongoing, but note the ingredient's ability to regulate cell growth, reduce inflammation, and stimulate important fats in the skin and sebaceous glands could help inform treatments for other skin issues, such as dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema.
Beyond beauty products that you can use at home, we are looking to include CBD oil in some of the Innovative Treatments Julie Lindh offers.
Cannabis beauty products are certainly worth a try. The benefits are strongly supported by several pilot studies not to mention that many users swear by them.
Coming soon Julie Lindh to launch Super Beauty CBD Experience Facial and Skin Potion Face Oil, A CBD Fusion for clear radiant glowing skin!