We all want to look and feel our best and having healthy younger looking skin is part of that. Your skin is a reflection of your lifestyle and mind. It’s what can make you look 10 years younger or 10 years older. We’ve come up with 8 simple tips on how you can make your skin look younger.
In order to keep your skin looking radiant and fresh it needs to be hydrated. It’s recommended that humans consume at least 2 litres of water every day. Depriving your skin of water can lead to dry and damaged skin which in turn will have a long term impact on your skin. Carry a water bottle with you daily to make sure you are hitting your required water intake.
2. Balanced Diet
We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” and this is very true when it comes to your skin. If your eating greasy takeaways and fattening foods then it’s going to have an adverse affect on your skin. It will cause your skin to break out in blemishes and spots which again will damage your skin in the long term. Watching what you eat can have a major effect on the radiance of your skin. Eating lean proteins, vegetables and good fats will provide your skin with the vitamins and nutrients it needs. Increase your intake of fresh fruit as these are a great source of vitamins and up your vegetables which will help maintain your skin’s glow. IV drips are another great alternative to getting the right vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
3. Skin Care Routine
Having a good skin care routine will ensure your skin is rid of impurities and properly moisturised. It’s important to cleanse your skin regularly to clean and remove any dirt or gunk that may block your pores which will result in blackheads. Your skin needs to be looked after daily so be sure to give it the care it needs to be cleansed and has time to breathe. Your skin will thank you in the long run.
4. Sun Protection
Sun damaged skin is a real thing and even during cloudy days your skin can still be damaged from harmful UV rays. Ensure you are using sunscreen on holiday or during sunny days with a sufficient SPF level. Use cosmetics as well that have SPF protection in them as this will increase your overall protection. By protecting your skin from the sun it will prevent early wrinkles and reduce your risk of skin cancer. Ensure to reapply sun protection when necessary and reduce your exposure to sun.
Your body isn’t a 24/7 machine. It needs to rest and regenerate its energy. Get plenty of rest and ensure you have a healthy sleeping schedule. It will ensure your skin isn’t dull and sullen. The best cure for this is a good night’s sleep. It’s recommended that the average human needs between 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep a night. There are many apps you can use on your smartphone to ensure you are getting your required sleep.
Use a good moisturiser for your skin to help boost your skin’s cells and improve overall hydration for the skin. Apply moisturiser when you get up in the morning and before you go to bed at night. Be sure to pick out a moisturiser best suited for your skin. If you have sensitive skin try to avoid ones with alcohol in them as this may irritate and inflame your skin. Use different moisturisers for different parts of your skin and face to ensure optimal results.
7. Makeup Removal
Your skin and pores need air to breath. Having makeup on your face or fake tan on your body is like smothering your skin with a pillow. Give your skin a chance to breathe when you’re not at work or out and about. Remove all your makeup and fake tan before going to bed at night. This will help air your skin and improve the overall quality of your skin.
It’s a well known fact that stress can lead to worn out looking skin and grey hair. Take time out of your day to relax and unwind. It will do wonders for your skin and body to loosen all tension and strain caused by stress. Indulge in facials and spa treatments.
At Venus Medical our ethos is to provide safe, effective, procedures using our pioneering techniques and the most advanced technology available.
We pride ourselves on being the leading aesthetic clinic in the country for over a decade, with thousands of happy patients experiencing our expert, caring approach to feeling and looking great. We were the first clinic to bring many ground-breaking procedures to the Irish market and are constantly adapting, investing, and improving to bring the best results for our patients, safely.
If you’re unhappy with the way your skin looks and want to make a difference there are many non invasive treatments at Venus Medical you can avail of to improve your overall skin quality. Contact us below to arrange a consultation with Dr Prendergast who will be able to recommend what treatments will help your skin.