Start the new year right and enjoy radiant, glowing complexion all year long.
At SkinMD, we ask you to implement the following resolutions that will have you enjoying your best skin health in 2015.
1. AO Suncreen Each & Every Day
Whether you are 3 or 43 yrs, your first and best skin health habit is the DAILY application of a broad-spectrum antioxidant sunscreen product.
A few SkinMD favorites: EltaMD UV Daily Tinted, Epionce UltraShield 50, Regenica Renew.
2. No Scrubs!
Scrubs are readily available at your local drug store or department store. Due to the high potential for these physical exfoliants to disrupt the skin barrier and irritate the skin, I highly recommend gentle exfoliation using gold-standard retinoids or non-retinoid alternatives.
A few SkinMD favorites: Vivatia Active Repair Complex Retinol Mousse, Epionce Lytic Tx, DermaCeutic Yellow Cream
3. Once a Month Corrective Facial
Get a therapeutic facial or a peel treatment once a month. These treatments, performed by SkinMD Master Medical Aestheticians, are designed to expedite skin renewal, improve pigment irregularities and fine lines to reveal clearer, brighter skin.
4. Reapply Sunscreen Throughout the Day
We highly recommend the use of Colorescience Sunforgettable highly refined mineral sunscreen, that provides safe, instant, non-irritating broad spectrum, UVA/UVB sun protection with a soft-focus finish. The retractable, self-dispensing brush makes it easy to re-apply your sun protection throughout the day for continued coverage. Get one for your home and a second for your car and to take to the office.
5. Clean Your Makeup Brushes Weekly
Skin oils, dust, old makeup and bacteria build up on your makeup brushes and can contaminate your makeup, as well as lead to breakouts and possibly contribute to skin infections.
Use Colorescience Brush Cleaner to quickly and thoroughly clean and sanitize your makeup brushes weekly.
6. Get More Sleep……
And Change Your Pillowcase every week. The ever-present communication technologies are making sleep more challenging. As we age, lack of sleep becomes easier to detect in our faces. Sallow, lack luster complexion, dark under eye circles, and frown lines are all by-products the negative effects of inadequate sleep on skin renewal. Your skin naturally rejuvenates while you sleep. Wake up to softer, brighter, and smoother skin after you get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night.
Your pillow and your pillowcase can harbor bacteria that can cause skin inflammation and breakouts. Remember to switch out your pillowcase every week when you change your towels.
7. Eat a Balanced Diet for Healthy Skin
You will not only feel great, you will look good, when you are eating foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals. We in the Pacific Northwest are especially fortunate to have ready access to natural, organic and conventional milk, fish, fruits, vegetables and meats.
8. Sleep On Your Back
The way you sleep can show on you face. Sleep lines are those lines that are most pronounced on your face, on the side where your face is scrunched into your pillow. There are different strategies you can employ to learn to sleep on your back. If all else fails, silk or satin pillowcases, allow your face to slide, s no sleep lines are formed.