Skincare Tips to Live By
We all have our habits and rituals, and the same is true for our skincare routines. Some of us may use a specific kind of cleanser or moisturizer. Some of us might drink 8 glasses of water a day. Some of us might eat plenty of raw vegetables and steer clear of UV rays whenever possible. The point is we all take certain measures to take care of our skin, which is the largest organ of our body.
Pinehurst Medical Clinic, Dermatology would like to provide some essential skincare tips that, when paired with regular visits with one of our skincare specialists, will set you up for enjoying great skin for years to come.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
There’s no shame in drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Think of water as one of your greatest skincare weapons. Drinking water is actually the only way our skin can hydrate, because our skin can’t absorb water externally.
When our skin gets dehydrated, it makes us appear older. Drinking water is also important for flushing harmful pollutants and toxins from our bodies.
When it Comes to Your Diet, Think Balance
You’ve likely heard about a friend hitting the latest fad diet hard, but the fact of the matter is that eating a balanced diet will never fail you. Try to eat as many raw foods (veggies, nuts, fruits, etc.) as possible. Try to limit processed carbohydrates and sugars, which put a lot of stress on the skin and the body.
Get that Beauty Rest
If you’re getting anything less than 7 hours of sleep a night, then you’re doing it wrong. 7-9 hours of sleep is what your body and your brain need to regenerate from a day’s events. Lack of sleep cause stress to your body and lead to breakouts on your skin. When you’re sleeping less, you’re not really firing on all cylinders, which means it’s more likely that you’re skipping out on your normal skincare routine.
Also, when we have less time in the day, we’re more likely to eat poorly — burgers are a popular late night snack, for instance. If you’re out being the life of the party, it’s even worse on your skin, because you’re likely partaking in adult beverages, which intensely dehydrate you, and you’re missing out on important sleep. It’s basically a double-whammy slap in the face to your skin.
Make Regular Visits to Pinehurst Medical Clinic, Dermatology
When you live by the principles above and take good care of yourself, your skin will thank you for it. Couple these great lifestyle changes with visits with a skilled Pinehurst dermatologist and you’ll be on your way to vibrant, healthy skin. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.