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Top Skin Tips from The Specialist Skin Clinic

Top Skin Tips from The Specialist Skin Clinic

Top Skin Tips 1. Always cleanse your skin before going to bed!

If there is one time when it is important to wash your face then it’s just before you go to bed.

Dirt, bacteria, and makeup left on overnight can irritate skin, clog pores, and trigger breakouts. You should always remove all of the above by gently washing your face which will also allow specialist skin creams penetrate your skin to give better results. Always refresh your skin when you wake up by splashing slightly warm water on your skin.

Consult your dermatologist for appropriate night creams.

Top Skin Tips 2. Keep out of the sun

Wearing sunscreen is vitally important as short periods of sun exposure every day can lead to changes in your skin such as wrinkles and sunspots. Use a moisturiser with a built in sunscreen to block UVA and UVB sunlight rays.

Top Skin Tips 3. Prevent stress in your life

Stress can make your skin look much older than your age! Constant anxiety increases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes inflammation that breaks down collagen. It also triggers a chain of responses that can lead to facial redness and acne flare-ups.

Top Skin Tips 4. You are what you eat!

Omega 3 “good fats” in foods such as salmon, flaxseed, and almonds boost hydration, which keeps skin supple and firm. The same isn’t true of the saturated fat in dairy products and meats, which increase free-radical damage that makes skin more susceptible to aging. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, proteins and not only will your skin look healthier so will your general health improve.

Top Skin Tip 5. Exercise regularly

Studies find that women who work out regularly have firmer skin than those who undertake no exercise. This is the result of the exercise infusing the skin with oxygen and nutrients needed for collagen production. To keep your skin toned, make time for at least three 30-minute heart-pumping workouts per week.

Top Skin Tips 6. Check your skin on a regular basis

It is important that you check your skin on a regular basis for changes to moles, skin colour or the appearance of skin rashes. Always see your GP or dermatologist immediately if you notice any change.

Call Dr. Maria Gonzalez at the Specialist Skin Clinic for all your skin requirements including cosmetic and general skin health concerns.