Skin care is something that most of us think about, some of us practice, and some of us have mastered. You have probably seen endless videos, tutorials, and tips on social media on the best ways to keep your skin fresh and glowing. While you can certainly get some useful insight from social media outlets, the reality is that there is no single skin care routine that works on every skin type. Your skin is an extremely complex organ that requires more than just a special scrub and serum combination to stay healthy. Everyone’s skin differs based on genetics, underlying medical conditions, diet, and yes, skin care. There are, however, a few things that work for almost everyone, that you can incorporate into your life, to help maintain the healthy glow you are looking to achieve. Along with a healthy diet and proper hydration, there are even some medical grade therapies designed to hydrate your skin and give it a proper boost, such as hyaluronic acid infused mesotherapy. Here are a few things you can do to get your skin glowing, from basic day to day care to vitamin boosters for your skin.
1. Vitamins and minerals
Speaking of glowing from the inside out, be sure to nourish your body by eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals. This includes leafy greens, legumes, healthy fats, and fruits high in antioxidants such as berries. If you’re not sure whether you are getting enough vitamins, there are some other options to give you a boost other than supplements (that often don’t get properly absorbed by the body), such as IV therapy. IV therapy is a treatment that involves an IV drip with a variety of “cocktails” made up of vitamins and antioxidants. A popular solution is a whitening and antioxidant IV vitamin cocktail called ‘Cinderella’ that contains 10 grams of vitamin C, 1200 mg of Glutathione, and 25mg of Alpha-lipoic acid. With regular IV therapy treatments, you will give your entire system a boost and of course, give your skin that extra glow.
Yes, it sounds like an obvious fact, but this is a step that a lot of people forget about. When I talk about hydrating, I don’t just mean applying moisturizer to your face at the beginning and end of your day. Your skin glows from the inside out. You can apply as much moisturizer as you want, but if you don’t drink enough water, it will really only do so much. Be sure to drink plenty of water, which should be about half of an ounce per pound of your body weight. Depending on your diet and exercise routine, this may vary.
3. Keep it clean
Whether you wear makeup or not, your skin collects all kinds of harmful chemicals, bacteria and dirt throughout the day just by walking around outside and sweating alone. Invest in a gentle yet effective quality facial cleanser to clear your pores and remove the makeup, dust, and bacteria that has accumulated on your face throughout the day. You can finish it off with a scrub or facial if you want, just be sure to keep your face clean. You may also want to change your sheets more frequently and clean your phone as they come in direct contact with your face every day. The last thing you want is the grime from your phone all over your face!
4. Medical grade facials
Home facials are great and can be super relaxing at the end of a long day, but they aren’t always as effective as we want them to be. Instead, try to go for a medical grade facial at a medical spa in your area. One of the best medical grade facials is mesotherapy. It can either be administered through micro needling or by getting it injected with a syringe. Mesotherapy solution is made up of complex peptides, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid and will leave your skin hydrated and refreshed. You can get mesotherapy once a month to give your skin a monthly boost and refresher.
Overall there are plenty of things that you can do to take care of your skin that don’t require a daily cleanse, scrub, facial, under eye, and massage routine. You can keep it simple by taking protective measures by incorporating the above mentioned factors into your day to day life. It may also help to give your dermatologist a visit to see what you can do specifically for your skin type. Don’t forget that your skin is unique and requires special care to keep your healthy glow!