Regular facials and laser treatments are fantastic ways to keep skin young and loved. However, it is equally important to keep up the good work in between treatments.
Always wash your face before bed
You know you should do this but sometimes you get lazy. We’re all guilty of getting home late after a night out with the girls. Before you’re tempted to hop into bed you should know why sleeping barefaced is best. According to Neutrogena, oily makeup clog pores when you don't wash it off before bed. Skin rejuvenates itself in the nighttime so let it breath! Use a moisturizer suited for your skin type after washing your face.
Wash your makeup brushes
If you’re like most people your morning makeup routine includes the thought “when was the last time I washed my brushes?!” Allure recommends you wash brushes at least once a week. This avoids makeup and oil buildup as well as bacteria growth. If you’re not regularly washing brushes this gunk goes back on your face and clogs your pores. A regular cleaning can extend the life of your brush and even help makeup go on smoother.
Drink enough water
Skin cells, like all cells in your body are made up of water. The School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin emphasizes the importance of water for skin health. Dry skin is prone to wrinkling not to mention appears dull. To keep skin dewy and hydrated you must drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Adequate water drinking also flushes toxins out of the body which is good for your skin and overall health.
Perfect your skincare routine
Emily Seipel, the aesthetician at Kovanda Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Institute says you need to have at least a basic skincare routine. It doesn't have to be as complicated as the videos you see on Instagram. There are 3 essential products you should invest in. Start the day off with Revision Skin Care’s Vitamin C Lotion and sunscreen suited to your skin type. In the evening, after washing your face you should use a retinol product such as Revision’s D.E.J Night face cream. These are the bare basics your skin needs to stay youthful and glowing.
Eat a skin healthy diet
The BBC says vitamins and healthy fats are essential to promoting skin and collagen growth as well as increasing hydration. Avoid sugar, alcohol, unhealthy fats and simple carbohydrates in excess. Fruits and veggies are also packed with water which keeps skin supple.