Our skin is our largest organ, so it’s essential that we treat it with the care and respect that it deserves. While the current obsession with aesthetically pleasing skin care may be dominating your Instagram feed, expensive products aren’t essential for achieving the dewy, youthful skin of your dreams. While our skin can be a temperamental beast, taming it can also be as simple as going back to basics. Here are our top skin care tips for healthier skin.
We all know that staying hydrated is essential for healthy skin, but why? Our body is made up of almost 60% water, however we lose large amounts of water everyday which need to be replenished. Staying hydrated will benefit your skin by slowing the aging process, maintaining its elasticity and fighting the appearance of wrinkles. It will also prevent from your skin from becoming dry and flaky. Funnily enough, dry skin can even result in oiliness, as dehydrated skin sends signals to your glands to produce excess oil as a defense mechanism. Therefore, it’s safe to say that staying hydrated protects you from both dry and oily skin.
Healthy diet = healthy skin!
Let food be thy medicine and fuel your body from the inside out. By maintaining a balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants, your body will have the resources it needs to fight disease and reduce inflammation and wrinkle formation. Good sources of antioxidants are blueberries, pomegranates, spinach, berries, nuts and seeds, dark chocolate, and green tea.
An abundance of fruit and vegetables will make sure you’re receiving the vitamins necessary for healthy skin cell development and maintaining a healthy skin tone. Oily fish, nuts, seeds and avocados will provide the healthy fats that are essential for keeping your skin supple and elastic.
Did you know that there’s a difference between hydrating and moisturising? Hydrating products increase the water content in your skin, ultimately leading to more plump, elastic skin. Meanwhile, moisturising products help to prevent your skin from losing its water content. You can’t have one without the other; even if your skin is naturally hydrated, regular moisturising will ensure your skin retains its moisture rather than it evaporating. So never underestimate the importance of moisturising twice daily if possible!
Cleanse your skin after a big night out
While we’re all guilty of forgoing our night routine after a big night out, it’s important that we don’t make this a regular habit. Going to bed without removing your makeup leaves your skin prone to imperfections and breakouts. This is because the majority of makeup is oil-based, so leaving it on for extended periods of time can clog your pores and lead to acne and blackhead breakouts. Therefore, washing your face before bed is essential for removing any residual dirt and oil on your complexion after a long day.
Rejuvenate with facial treatments
While the health of your skin largely relies on simple maintenance, there’s no harm in treating yourself and your skin every now and then. Facial treatments are a great way of giving your skin that extra bit of tender love and care. Regular in-salon treatments also help your favourite products to work to their full potential, as they prep the skin by sloughing away dead skin cells and allowing serums to penetrate more deeply.
There’s a myriad of facials on offer than can target your skin’s specific issues. If you need to breathe new life into your tired skin, why not opt for a resurfacing peel? Alternatively, if your skin needs some extra moisture, try a hydrating facial.
Book an appointment with our skin care specialists at Kinks
At Kinks Fremantle, our skin care specialist Katie lives and breathes all things skin care. Whether you’re after some tips on how to rejuvenate your skin or looking to indulge in a Perth facial treatment, Lori will be able to provide expert skin care advice and point you in the right direction. Contact us to book an appointment at our South Fremantle salon.