Having healthy skin doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are many simple things you can do on a daily basis to improve your appearance that doesn’t involve creams packed with harsh chemicals with names you can’t pronounce. By following these simple “recipes” on a regular basis, you can help keep your skin looking healthy and youthful for years to come!
1. Moisturize With Quality Products
In order to help your skin looking it’s best, you have to take care of it, and moisturizing is extremely important. When you get itchy dry patches, it is your body’s way of telling you that your skin doesn’t have enough moisture, and lack of moisture can lead to damaged, dry skin and a number of possible conditions. If you treat the largest organ in your body right and use high quality lotions and products to moisturize, you will notice a reduction in the amount of flaking, wrinkles and other skin blemishes that occur. Not all products are the same, so be sure to find the right ones for you and your skin type.
VivierSkin LEXXEL IDS Redness Relief Moisturizing Cream
The key ingredient in VivierSkin™ LEXXEL IDS Redness Relief Moisturizing Cream, Hexamidine, is a unique antimicrobial that has powerful anti-redness and bacteria fighting action. Its mode of action (to reduce redness and kill bacteria) makes it appropriate for either irritable or reactive as well as oily or acne-prone skin types. On application, it calms, soothes and softens diffuse redness and irritation. These two skin types commonly suffer from bacterial outbreaks and accompanied redness. Daily use will help heal, regulate, strengthen and protect skin.Ideal for reactive and irritable skin, as well as oily or acne-prone skin.
Directions for use: Apply daily as needed to add moisture. Follow with VivierSkin™ Daily Moisturizing Shield SPF 30.
For oily or acne-prone skin, apply morning and night to add moisture and prevent dehydration. Follow with VivierSkin™ Daily Moisturizing Shield SPF 30. Purchase it here.
2. Manage Stress in Your Environment
Let’s face it, life can be stressful! If you don’t learn how to properly manage stress, you could see a lot of skin problems surface. An increase in stress levels in the body triggers the release of hormones that can lead to an increase in oil production in your skin. As oil production increases, so does the occurrence of acne and other skin blemishes. Additionally, for people who suffer from skin related problems such as eczema, outbreaks are likely to increase during times of stress. Lastly, never underestimate the importance of a good night of sleep.
3. Don’t Get too Friendly with the Sun
We hear frequently how we need to limit sun exposure; not only for cosmetic reasons, but for health reasons as well. Sun exposure can lead to the development of age spots, wrinkles, peeling and even skin cancer! If you are going to be out in the sun (especially for a prolonged period of time) use a moisturizer or lotion with a minimum SPF 15, and this applies to both women and men, no matter what age you are. Like all cosmetic products, different brands will greatly differ in quality, so be sure to take the time to find products that don’t contain harsh, damaging chemicals. Speaking of harsh chemicals…
4. Stop Using Harsh Chemicals on Your Body!
Take a look at the ingredients in your favorite moisturizer or lotion, and then do some research. Some products are loaded with dangerous chemicals that can actually damage your skin more than repair it, despite what the commercials say. If you are unsure about the lotion you are currently using, talk with your dermatologist and do some research on alternative, natural options – it’s surprising what may be hiding in your medicine cabinet.
Avoid these at all costs!
5. Talk to a Professional
There are lots of advertisements online and on television for miracle creams and beauty products that claim to reverse the signs of aging. Before you waste your time and money – think about talking to a professional dermatologist or cosmetic specialist about your skin and your beauty goals. In some cases, existing damage may require a medical procedure to improve conditions or eliminate symptoms, as there are many situations where over the counter creams just won’t cut it.
If you are curious to learn about the latest options at your disposal in the battle for beautiful skin, come speak with a professional at your local Skin Vitality Medical Clinic. We have been helping women and men all over Ontario take years of their appearance, and we look forward to hearing from you!