Tips for Healthy Skin
With today’s busy lifestyles, our skin can take quite a beating. I’m talking about working in air-conditioned environments, not drinking enough water, eating a poor diet, and too many late nights. On top of that, how many of us follow the skin care regime we know we should? Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to cleanse, tone, and moisturize before bed!
With this in mind, here are our top five tips for healthy skin. Even on your busiest days, try to incorporate these hints into your routine to give yourself the best chance of having radiant, glowing, healthy skin.
- Use Retinol
As we get older, our skin starts to sag. It’s more important than ever to use a good moisturizer morning and night. At night, when your skin cells are renewing themselves, apply an active treatment to your face and neck, such as an over-the-counter vitamin A cream – also known as Retinol Eye Cream. Look for a moisturizer that contains vitamin C, alpha or beta hydroxyl acids (AHAs or BHAs, and Penta peptides. These are chemicals that boost collagen, the support structure that gives skin a firmer, more youthful appearance.
- Choose Organic Products
The ingredients in the anti aging cream we apply to our face are extremely important. Choose products with all-natural ingredients so you are not clogging your pores with chemicals. Look for creams, lotions, and serums that are free from parabens, phthalates, and sulphates, and are hypo-allergenic. Also, organic products are far better for the environment as the ingredients are sustainable, which means they are renewable and that you are not exhausting natural resources when you use them.
- Invest in Sunscreen
Hopefully, you already use sunscreen or products that contain SPF30 or higher. Make sure your sunscreen protects you from UVA rays, which cause premature ageing, and UVB rays, which are one of the main causes of skin cancer. Remember to apply sunscreen every day, even in the winter. It’s much easier to prevent sun damage than it is to repair it. If you don’t currently use sunscreen or a product that contains sunscreen, it’s never too late to start.
- Shop Wisely
So, I talked about some of the products that will help you on your way to healthy skin, but how can you be sure about which ones to buy? It can be difficult to determine what’s best for you and your skin type, so obtain samples from department stores before choosing what you want. Look for a store or online site that offers risk-free purchase and returns, or a high-quality customer service team to help and advise you.
- Apply Your Products in the Right Order
Once you have your products, you need to make sure you apply them in the right order. Remember to apply the product with the most active ingredients first; cleanse your skin, apply serum if you are using it, then follow with sunscreen or moisturizer.
There are hundreds of hints and tips for healthy skin and what works for one woman may not work for another. What works for you? How do you achieve healthy skin? Whatever your regimen, you are sure to find what you need at FGSource. Browse our product pages and see what we can provide you.