Skin Care Basics – 5 Tips for Maintaining Beautiful Skin

Everyone deserves to enjoy beautiful healthy skin free of blemishes and radiant in appearance, and by following a few simple rules you can enjoy great skin every day. Maintaining your skin is easier than you think, and in this blog post Sydney Hair and Beauty will be sharing our top 5 tips for healthy skin.

  1. Sun Protection

Extended exposure to UV rays wreaks havoc on our skin, with the results showing up in the form of sun spots and wrinkles. If you want your skin to look young and supple, it is important to take a few precautions including:

  • Sunscreen – make sure that you use a sunscreen with minimum SPF 15. This should be applied immediately before heading outside, and you should reapply every 2 hours. This will significantly reduce your risk of skin cancer and skin problems attributed to sun exposure.
  • Seek Shelter – if you will be enjoying the outdoors between 10am and 4pm, try to stay in the shade as much as possible.
  • Hat, Sunglasses and Long Sleeves – Wear appropriate clothing for the activity, this will guard against UV rays and keep the skin around your face, arms, legs and eyes well protected.
  1. Reduce Stress

Try to eliminate all forms of stress from your life, as this will contribute towards skin problems such as acne breakouts, sensitivity, redness and other issues. Ensure that you are getting at least 8 hours sleep per night, and don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed by your job/daily routine.

  1. Gentle Skin Care Routine

Use natural skin care products where possible, as chemical based products and soaps will dry your skin. Make sure you only use warm water when cleansing, and always use shaving gel to reduce the risk of shaving rash. Following cleansing, you should follow up with a moisturiser specifically formulated for your skin type. This will keep your skin well hydrated and radiant in appearance.

  1. Eat Well, Hydrate Often

Diet plays a major role in the appearance of skin. Those who eat a diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and anti-oxidant rich foods enjoy smoother and younger looking skin. Avoid processed foods and sugar, as this will damage collagen and elastin leading to wrinkles. You should also hydrate regularly, as dehydration can leave skin looking dull, saggy and loose.

  1. Quit Smoking

The chemicals in tobacco smoke damage skin, making it look older and contributing to the development of wrinkles. This is due to decreased blood flow and a lack of oxygen and nutrients which are essential to skin health.

Treat Yourself to a Facial at Sydney Hair and Beauty Today

Taking care of your skin is important, and by following the above tips you will enjoy glowing, healthy skin every day.

The team at Sydney Hair and Beauty can help you maintain your appearance with our salon facial treatments ranging from $25-$60 – why not treat yourself today? Call Sydney Hair and Beauty on 9299 4748 to schedule an appointment.