Because skin is the largest organ of our body, it’s essential that we take the health and condition of our skin just as seriously as our general health. By adapting a realistic and consistent skincare routine, you are contributing towards healthy skin, and a clear complexion. Start your summer off with a glow by following the tips below!
1. Monitor Skin Type
Although you have your skin type figured out, it is very possible that it can change. To ensure you are staying up to date with your skin type and skincare products, pay close attention to the condition of your complexion and how it reacts to environmental factors.
Factors That Affects Your Skin’s Health
- UV rays
- Glycosylation (caused by increased sugar intake)
2. Find time to Unwind
Whenever you tend to stress (whether it is emotions, mental or physical), the hormones cortisol and adrenaline are released and signals are sent to your skin. Be careful! You may not notice these effects right away but if you allow them to build up, you are likely to experience an eczema flare up or acne breakouts.
Skin Effects Due to Stress
- Excess of oil production
- Barrier function becomes exposed
- Wound healing becomes slower
3. Catch Up on your ZZZ’s
You may have heard that water is the key component to clear skin but the truth is that it’s actually sleep! If you are one to fall asleep late in the night, we advise you to switch up your sleep schedule because having a late bedtime can increase aging in your face and cause inflammation.
Late Night Bedtime Effects