No matter what season it is, or what the hottest trend is at the moment, beautiful skin is always in style.
Which means it’s important to take the adequate beauty precautions and establish an easy and effective routine to keep your skin looking fresh and revitalized.
However, with all the trendy beauty secrets and tips out there, it’s difficult to separate the truths from the myths. You may be wondering: Do I have to take a milk bath filled with roses like Cleopatra, or buy outrageously expensive products to maintain that youthful glow? Luckily, you won’t have to book any trips to Egypt for that magic elixir any time soon—the secret to flawless skin is a bit simpler.
Drink Water and Stay Hydrated
Incredulous yet? Yes, the first and most simple way to achieve healthy-looking skin is to keep your body refreshed throughout the day, every day. When you think about it, your body is composed mostly of water; therefore, it makes sense that it would be a key ingredient towards achieving a clear complexion.
As a rule of thumb, it is recommended that you drink at least 2 liters of water a day on a daily basis, in order to aid in the flushing of toxins and the replenishing of moisture. So, basically, this means get drinking, ladies and gents. Remember all the times you heard about the wonders of drinking water from your friends, doctors, and relatives? Turns out that they were right.
Wash Your Face Every night
You’ve had a long day at work and cannot wait to get home and starfish on your bed… everyone has their moments. Yet, making sure to wash your face every night is extremely important.
Picture washing your face as allowing it to breathe after it’s bombarded with thousands of dust particles, and who knows what else, all day. This applies especially to all the ladies—looking sharp during the day takes effort and depending on your makeup routine, from one to a dozen products. Therefore, it’s highly imperative to wash all makeup and toxins off completely before hitting the hay, in order to keep your pores unclogged and reduce the chance of face spots, wrinkles, and other skin conditions.
Use Sunscreen, No Exceptions
Want to stay beautiful and prevent aging and wrinkles? Sunscreen is a definite most, at least a 15 SPF is recommended for daily use.
Do you have to wear sunscreen if it’s overcast? The answer is a resounding yes. The benefits of sunscreen range from deterring the appearance of fine lines, to protecting you from skin cancer, no matter what the weather forecast is.
Next time you’re rushing out the door, don’t forget to lather up: a two minute action can prevent a lifetime of repercussions.
In case you’re not familiar, there is a wondrous part of the skin care world known as exfoliating. This includes products ranging from a variety of DIY scrubs and natural remedies, to cosmetic procedures such as microdermabrasion, light facial peels, and skin cleansing treatments.
The process works by removing dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin, allowing the younger skin below to breathe. In return, the process restores a smoother, more youthful glow, and helps to repair the damage from sun exposure and other external factors that may affect your skin.
Moisturize Day and Night:
Last, but not least, on the list is moisturizing. Trust us: the only snakeskin you want associated with you are your favorite shoes. Therefore, it’s essential to pick a moisturizer that’s right for your skin type, but most of all, it’s important to use it on a daily basis.
Moisturizers are composed of ingredients that help retain moisture and hydrate your skin, while you’re out there facing the day. Regardless of your skin type, the use of a daily moisturizer can help your skin feel and look softer, as well as maintain its natural elasticity and ward off wrinkles. Hence, if you want to maintain fresher and more vibrant skin, it’s recommended that you invest in a high quality moisturizer, bonus points if you opt for one with built in SPF.
Schedule a Skin Care Consultation Today
To learn more about your Skin Care options, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is a facial plastic surgeon that can provide the guidance you need. Please contact us either by email or calling 845-863-1772. Dr. Rubinstein’s practice, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, has two locations in New York, one in Newburgh and one in Manhattan.
Dr. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.