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Simple Changes for Clear Skin

Our skin isn't just our body's largest organ; it's also our most visible one. And, in a world where first impressions often count, clear skin can help boost our confidence and self-esteem.

But beyond aesthetics, the health of our skin is vital for more profound reasons. Our skin acts as a protective barrier, shielding us from environmental pollutants, pathogens, and harmful UV rays.

At Lifescape, we understand that achieving and maintaining healthy, glowing skin is a top priority for many people. That's why we're here to provide you with practical tips and solutions that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine.

1. Switch to Silk Pillowcases

Believe it or not, your choice of pillowcase material can impact the overall condition of your skin. Cotton pillowcases can be abrasive and absorb moisture from your skin, potentially leading to dryness and fine lines. 

Switching to silk pillowcases is a small change that can make a big difference. Silk is gentle on the skin, reduces friction, and helps retain moisture, preventing sleep lines and promoting a smoother complexion.

“If you’re like me, it’s nearly impossible to sleep entirely on your back, so in order to prevent smooshing the side of my face at night, my ‘must have’ is the enVy Pillow, with a patented ‘wrinkle protection’ design” shared Noelle Cesario, LE, CLT, “I wish I had trained my younger self to do this years ago as a way to prevent premature aging, but better late than never. I started using my envy pillow a few years back and definitely notice a difference.”

2. Hydration Is Key

Drink up! One of the most crucial elements for maintaining healthy skin is proper hydration. Drinking an adequate amount of water helps keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Water flushes out toxins, aids in digestion, and promotes overall skin health. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your skin glowing and looking youthful.

3. Hands Off!

One habit that can be hard to break but is essential for better skin is not touching your face. Our hands come into contact with various germs and bacteria throughout the day, and touching your face can transfer these impurities to your skin, potentially leading to breakouts and irritation. 

Be mindful and try to avoid unnecessary face-touching.

4. Sunscreen All Day, Every Day

The sun's harmful UV rays can cause premature aging, sunspots, and even skin cancer. Make applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30 a daily habit, even on cloudy days. It's a simple step that can help protect your skin from damage caused by UV radiation. Plus, don't forget to reapply if you'll be spending extended time outdoors!

“You would be shocked at how much UV rays make their way through your car, home and office windows,” Noelle reveals, “Protect your skin (and your health) by applying a physical sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher every single day. Use at least a tablespoon on your face and 1-2 ounces on your body - even skin that isn’t exposed directly to the sun!”

5. Cleanse and Moisturize

A consistent skincare routine is key! Cleanse your face twice daily to remove dirt, oil, and makeup that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. 

I remind all of my patients that the area below the eyes is lacking in soft tissues such as fat or muscle and is more fragile and susceptible to damage,” shares Noelle, “To help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, refrain from harsh scrubbing, pulling, or tugging when cleansing your face and wiping off your eye makeup.”

Follow up with a suitable moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and balanced. We recommend consulting with an aesthetician to figure out which products are best for your unique skin type.

6. Eat a Skin-Friendly Diet

Your diet plays a significant role in your skin's health. Incorporating foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits, vegetables, and nuts, into your meals can do wonders for your body and skin. 

Antioxidants help protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals, which can lead to premature aging. Additionally, Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and flaxseeds can also help maintain your skin's elasticity and hydration.

7. Get Your Beauty Rest

A good night's sleep is crucial for skin regeneration and repair. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to allow your skin to recover from daily wear and tear. Sleep also reduces stress, which can contribute to skin issues like acne and inflammation.

8. Manage Stress

Speaking of stress, finding healthy ways to manage it is essential for your skin's well-being. High stress levels can trigger breakouts and exacerbate skin conditions. This is why it’s important to practice stress-reducing activities like meditation, yoga, or simply taking time for yourself to unwind and relax every day.

Achieving better skin doesn't always require a complete overhaul of your lifestyle. By implementing these simple daily changes, you can gradually improve the health and appearance of your skin.

Partner With Lifescape Aesthetics For Glowing Skin

Schedule an appointment with our aesthetician for a complimentary, customized beauty blueprint to achieve the skin of your dreams. We offer gentle and effective solutions to enhance your complexion with treatment options such as Sylfirm X Microneedling RF, Hydrafacial, Sublative Rejuvenation, and more.

Request a consultation today with Dr. Heather McGee, our physician injector, or Noelle Cesario, our licensed aesthetician. 

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