We often see the saying “great skin doesn't happen by chance, it happens by appointment”. This is true, but there are also other others ways to get great skin outside of the treatment room. Keep reading to learn about the Top 5 Habits of People with Great Skin.
Know your skin type
This is very important because it determines what type of INGREDIENTS your skin needs to become balanced. Scientifically, your skin’s pH should be between 4.5-5.5 which is slightly acidic. If you are on the oily side, your skin is more acidic and dry skin is more alkaline and your regimens and ingredients used will be different from one another. Many times people misdiagnose their skin type and aren’t properly educated on using the right product. They end up doing more damage than good to their skin and need to have corrective treatments. The best way to find out your skin type is by seeing a Licensed Esthetician or Dermatologist who can perform a proper skin analysis.
Once your skin type has been established, using the correct ingredients and products consistently is key. When we are in our 20-30s, the skin’s cellular rate, AKA life cycle, is about 28 days and slows down to about 80+ days as we age. This means that younger skin produces cells faster which is why we have so much collagen and elastin when younger. Using correct skin care products consistently ensures your skin is looking great and healthy. Retinol, Vitamin C, Peptides, Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid are all valuable ingredients to incorporate into your regimen starting in your 20s.
This is always talked about because it’s so important, yet often overlooked and undermined. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 out of 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Skin cancer is caused by DNA mutation and ultraviolet radiation. Wearing sunscreen daily and regularly applying every 2-3 hours minimizes the chance of skin cancer by blocking burning and aging rays. Sunscreen also plays a big role in preventing premature aging and sun spots/hyperpigmentation.
Seeing a licensed Esthetician for professional facials every 6-8 weeks is key for great skin. It allows you both to go over any changes to your lifestyle, medication and seasonal changes to see if your skin care regimen needs to be adjusted. Professional skin care products are stronger than OTC products, so your skin gets a concentrated boost of ingredients for better and more effective results.
When properly using skin care devices at home, you can get great results for great skin! For example, adding a microcurrent device such as the MyoLift QT+ or MyoLift Mini to your weekly regimen is a great way to boost ATP. True Microcurrent increases ATP (cellular energy) which helps promote collagen and elastin production. In Addition, microcurrent promotes circulation, improves pigment, penetrates ingredients deeper into the skin and helps minimize acne.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and we need to take care of it both internally and externally. Having great skin is an ongoing “project” that requires healthy habits. This includes eating healthy and exercising frequently. Processed foods are often high in sugar, sodium and lack the nutrients needed for your cells to function properly. Exercising increases blood flow which keeps the cells nourished and detoxes the body from waste and free radicals.
In the end, great skin is a result from many different factors that require commitment and consistency, but is achievable when on the right track.