10 Best at Home Skincare Routines to Keep your Skin Healthy and Moisturized
Smooth skin demonstrates health, vitality, and a high standard of personal hygiene.
However, getting and maintaining smooth, healthy skin takes time and dedication. If you are one of the many people who struggle to avoid rough skin, use these ten at-home skincare routines to enjoy the skin you want.
Throughout the day and night, our skin pores excrete natural oils and accumulate dust and grime. If allowed to shift and pool, these oily dust reservoirs can lead to acne breakouts and dehydrated skin. Avoid this by washing your skin twice a day with a nurturing, pH-neutral body wash, which keeps your skin prepared for moisture and smoothness.
Our skin cells die rapidly. As such, hundreds of thousands of dead skin cells sit on the surface of our skin. If left there, these dead cells develop rough, cracked skin layers that are seemingly impossible to moisturize and are unpleasant to touch and see. Exfoliating twice a week is the best way to remove these layers of dead cells and reveal the young, fresh, and vibrant cells underneath. An in-house chemical peel provides rapid results and offering a new canvas of smooth skin cells to inspire you towards a healthy skincare routine.
Moisture leaves our skin through sweat and via contact with materials such as our clothes and bedsheets. Thus, applying a moisturizing lotion before and after sleep is essential to making skin cells smooth and healthy.
Drink Plenty of Water
60% of the human body is water. We cannot expect our bodies to function optimally if we don’t consume enough H2O daily. Skin, particularly on the face and surrounding the eyes, can become frail, rough, and saggy without proper hydration. Ensure you consume enough water each day — between 6-8 glasses — to have your skin as naturally smooth and moist as possible.
Use Sun Protection
Too much sun is incredibly bad for the skin. As you search for a tan, you must help your skin retain its moisture and smoothness by using a sunscreen lotion. These products prevent your skin from over-exposure to the suns’ rays, which can lead to burnt, dry, peeling, uneven skin, and even more sinister issues such as melanomas.
Be Timely with the Sun
The sun is strongest when it is highest in the sky— between 11 AM and 3 PM. Staying out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods is highly advised during these times if you’re looking for healthier skin.
Use Nice Bed Sheets
We sleep for a third of our lives, so choosing the material we slumber on is vital for good skin health. Try and avoid hemp and bamboo synthetics, as they absorb and hold the oils our body excretes. Silk and 100% cotton are excellent choices, along with regularly changing your sheets.
Watch your Diet
Our diet impacts our skin health on levels that we cannot even imagine. Eat sugar and deep-fried foods, and you’ll likely have acne, rashes, and aged skin. Eat healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants in the forms of fish, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, and you’ll enjoy healthier skin for years to come.
Fragrances and preservatives in beauty products can irritate the skin and leave it dry and rough. Choosing natural beauty products with as few ingredients as possible can help towards achieving naturally smooth and healthy skin.
The best way to enjoy consistently healthier skin is to turn the above tips into habits. Turning these tips into routines ensures the best chances of enjoying permanently healthy skin.
Schedule a Cosmetic Skin Treatment
In addition to these tips, cosmetic treatments can also drastically improve the skin. To find out more information on in-house skin treatments, such as laser skin treatments or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, contact the expert team at Etre Cosmetic Dermatology in New Orleans, LA today at 504 227 3873 or fill out this online form to arrange your consultation today.