skincare-regimenOne of the key ways to have healthy looking skin is to have a good daily skincare regimen.  It’s also important to have a healthy diet and exercise, and be a non-smoker.

Proper skincare includes:

  • Cleansing
  • Toning
  • Hydration
  • Protection

Did you realize our skin works 24/7 to protect our bodies against weather, UV rays, germs, injuries pain and a whole host of other unpleasantries.

Cleansing

Choose a cleanser that will gently remove dirt and bacteria while moisturizing the skin with emollients and humectants. Even if you are not prone to breakouts, a topical exfoliant such as a lotion with alpha hydroxy acid can remove sun damage and help keep the skin supple as we age.

Toning

If your skin is oily  or sticky feeling after cleansing, a toner (aka astringent) can help strip away the oil on the skin’s surface. If your skin is not oily, no toner is needed.  If you strip your skin of all oil, your dryer skin will actually produce more oil, creating a vicious cycle.  Using toner will not change the size of your pores.  By cleansing and exfoliating, you will help keep your pores clear, and improve their appearance over time.

Moisturizing

For some people, moisturizing is options, especially if you are prone to oily skin.  Most skin types will benefit from an oil-free moisturizer.  People who suffer from dry skin should be sure to moisturize often, to minimize lines and soothe tightness.

As we grow older, our skin unfortunately loses its ability to retain moisture.  If your skin cells are left dry, the elastin and collagen fibers become brittle and break or clump together.  Add that fact that our skin’s fat cells are shrinking and you can have dull, dry, sensitive skin if you do not moisturize.

Protection

Everyone should use a UV protection to save skin from damaging UVB and UVA rays of the sun. UV exposure can release harmful free radicals into our skin that contribute to premature aging, uneven skin tone, sun spots and skin cancer.  Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15, even if you are staying indoors or it is cloudy outside.

Spot Treatments

Abloom offers a host of skincare products to help improve the appearance of the skin.  If you have acne or uneven skin tones there are products to help.

Keeping a regular healthy skincare regimen will help your skin look healthy and youthful. Schedule a free consultation to learn more by calling Abloom Med Spa at (623) 691-8319.