First Impressions are Powerful… Beautiful Skin Says It All
What do you see when you meet someone for the first time? Your face is the first thing that people will notice about you. Radiant, clear skin says a lot about you and can help you create a positive first impression. However, youthful skin is not an easy thing to attain; it takes constant care and attention.
Getting yourself into a beauty routine as well as implementing some healthy habits will help you achieve vibrant, glowing skin and give you confidence in your next first encounter.
Here are seven tips offered by board certified dermatologist, Dr. David Goldberg of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey.
1.) DRINK MORE WATER
There is nothing gimmicky about this fact. Your skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body, your skin is made of cells. Without water neither your cells nor organs will function properly. If your skin is not getting a sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. So, do your skin a favor and drink up!
2.) HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
Drinking water is important when working from the inside out but it is important to hydrate the outside as well. Every day your skin is exposed to the sun, chemicals, and other irritants in the air. Moisturizing is an essential step to beautiful skin. Serums, creams, and hydrating mists should be applied at least twice per day.
3.) DON’T RUB YOUR EYES
Some of the most delicate skin on your body is around your eyes and pulling on that thin skin can cause wrinkles around the eyes. If you have an itch or need to remove makeup, gently blot with a soft cloth.
4.) CUT BACK ON THE SUGAR
Eating too much sugar can cause hormonal changes in the body, similar to things that happen when you’re under stress, which damages your collagen and elastin fibers. Over time, eating sugar causes your skin to both droop and wrinkle more.
5.) STOP SMOKING
This tip has many benefits to your overall health but also plays a huge part in how your skin looks. Smoking creates some of the most visible skin damage, including saggy upper eyelids, baggy lower eyelids and under-eye bags, facial wrinkles, lips wrinkles, and a saggy chin.
6.) GET MORE REST
Your body repairs itself and recovers while you sleep, which leads to a variety of benefits for your skin. The key is to get enough shut-eye, about seven to nine quality hours each night… the more the better.
7.) WEAR SUNSCREEN
You should wear sunscreen not just on your face, but on your face, ears, neck, and chest as well. If you are baring more than just your face, you should apply sunscreen to any bare skin. It is important to use an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply if you are going in the water. Your skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays every time you go outside, even on cloudy days and in the winter. It is important to wear sunscreen not only to keep your skin looking young and radiant but more importantly to protect from exposure that can cause skin cancer.
To learn more about healthy skin habits, contact Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey. We proudly serve the cities of Hackensack, Hillsborough, Montclair, Westfield, Tenafly,, NYC and neighboring communities.