It’s vital to look after your skin properly as you age. There are a number of things you can do for your skin to reap the benefits, however it’s all determined by skin type and what suites your skin – something that may work for someone who has oily skin may not work for those who have dry skin.
What skincare products that work best for you, what additional steps you take to care for your skin and foods you should look to incorporate more in your diet or which ones that you should avoid are all determined by what sort of skin type you have.
Regular Cleansing and Exfoliating
Daily cleansing is important for your skin health and achieving a flawless and radiant complexion – regardless of what skin type that you have. However, the type of cleanser that you use will be dependant on how your skin works with different skincare ingredients and product formulas. Generally, those that have dry or combination skin will benefit most from using a milk or cream cleanser, whilst those that have a oilier skin type are best using a non-foaming gel based cleanser.
Regular exfoliation is also vital in ensuring that excess dead skin cells are removed from your complexion, as well as excess oil, dirt or makeup that may be in your pores. While exfoliating scrubs are quite popular, gentle naturally derived chemical exfoliators that use Alpha Hydroxy Acids or Glycolic Acid are great for all skin types – just remember to limit exfoliation to 2 -3 times a week in order to not strip your skin of it’s natural oils and cause irritation.
Watch Your Diet
If you find that your skin is quite sensitive, prone to breakouts, very oily or easily flares up, your diet may be filled with too much sugar-laden foods or dairy products. Excess sugar and dairy foods in your diet can promote inflammation on your skin, as well as increase oil production that can cause whiteheads and blemishes. This is due to the hormones that are present in cow’s milk reacts with the testosterone in your own body.
Similarly, if you find that your skin is quite dry, itchy or flaky, you may need to incorporate more foods in your diet that help to moisturise your skin. Try including more foods that are rich in good fats, such as salmon or tuna, nuts, avocado, olive oil or sweet potato, which all contain an abundance of nutrients and vitamins that help to hydrate your skin from the inside out.
Don’t Forget To Moisturise
It’s a common misconception that those with oily skin should avoid using moisturiser, however this is not the case. Moisturising is an important step in every skincare routine, you just need to make sure that you are choosing the right one for your skin. If you have oily skin, focus on gel-based or lightweight moisturisers that are oil-free. For drier skin, look for facial creams that are richer and thicker and contain a combination of hydrating and moisturising ingredients such as plant-based oils like rosehip oil or macadamia oil.
Whilst these are just a few simple steps to ensure you’re taking care of your skin, you can achieve optimal skin health and a radiant complexion by incorporating regular PicoSure treatments to your routine. Laser treatments like PicoSure are a fantastic way to boost the skin’s radiance and appearance. As the world’s first, fast and effective picosecond technology, PicoSure utilises targeted powerful energy to deeply penetrate the skin and stimulate the production of new elastin and collagen.
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