Your skin is a representation of your overall health and well-being. Achieving great skin goes beyond facials and treatments. It is important to recognize that how our skin is cared for goes hand and hand with how we maintain and treat our bodies from the inside out.

Below are our top 8 skin care tips for healthy, glowing skin:

#1 – WEAR SUNSCREEN

The sun is responsible for causing the most damage to our skin. Your skin is exposed to UVA & UVB radiation every time you step outside, whether it’s a cloudy or sunny day. It is advised that you apply sunscreen prior to sun exposure and again 20-30 minutes after being outdoors if you are in full sun. Additionally, you should always re-apply sunscreen after swimming and excessive perspiration. The best kinds of sunscreen are those that are formulated without harsh chemicals and instead use microfine titanium dioxide or zinc oxide which reflect and block the harmful rays from penetrating your skin.

#2 – MASSAGE YOUR FACE WHILE CLEANSING AND MOISTURIZING

Instead of a quick cleanse, rinse and slather, take your time while cleansing and moisturizing your face. When you take the time to gently massage your products into your face before rinsing, you’re able to boost circulation and create a fresher-looking complexion.

#3 – MONTHLY FACIALS

Skin care specialists recommend that people have a professional facial about every three to four weeks. That’s how long it takes your skin to move through the full life cycle of skin cell growth and exfoliation. A facial helps that process along. The treatment will keep your skin clean, clear, and toned. Having one every three to four weeks helps you maintain that beautiful glow all month long.

#4 – DONT PICK AT YOUR FACE

Do not pick, touch or squeeze no matter how tempting it is or how crazy it drives you! Squeezing can cause scarring of delicate facial tissue, broken capillaries, and unsightly healing. Also, the area underneath your nails is full of bacteria so you can create more infection than you started with. Keep hands away from your face. Hands are subject to a myriad of germs and bacteria throughout the course of the day. Wash them regularly or use a hand sanitizer and try not to touch your face so you’re not transferring those germs to your facial area. This is particularly important for those who suffer from breakouts or have oil-prone skin.

#5 – GET YOUR BEAUTY REST

They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! If you’re not sleeping properly or lacking sleep it’ll show in your skin. Some of the symptoms you might experience include: dark circles, discoloration and puffiness. The skin rejuvenates and restores itself during this important rest time so make sure you get enough of it.

#6 – EXERCISE

It doesn’t matter what kind of exercise your prefer, whether it’s walking, biking, yoga or Zumba, just make sure you get 30 minutes of some kind of exercise every day to promote healthy blood flow, oxygenate your system, stimulate your lymphatic system and generate a sense of vitality. Exercise is the key to healthy aging!

#7 – DIET MATTERS

There are many foods that are good for your skin and many that are not. Eliminating refined and processed foods, trans fats, excess saturated fat, too much meat, and sugar will have a huge impact on how vibrant and healthy you feel and how your skin looks. Be sure to eat more fruits and veggies and get your daily dose of essential fatty acids like Omega 3, 6 & 9.

#8 – DRINK MORE WATER

It’s generally considered that 8-10 glasses of water per day is a good amount to consume. The human body is approximately 70% water and needs a consistent supply to replenish what we lose throughout the day. Lack of hydration affects how the body is able to properly function and will lead to dry, dehydrated, dull looking skin. If you want healthy, glowing skin make sure to increase your water intake.

Follow these tips and your skin will be healthier, and more radiant than ever before.

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