Everywhere we look these days there seems to be so much focus placed on one's beauty and appearance. The media hones-in on what they claim as the "beautiful" ones and society feels the added pressure to be "perfect." We are targeted everyday with luxury skin care lines that will erase wrinkles, decrease blemishes, improve elasticity and wipe away years of natural aging. If that isn't enough there are even surgery options to improve physical appearance. However, it doesn't need to be that costly or difficult.
While the idea of "beauty" absolutely is in the eye of the beholder and a personal preference, we learn from our own Skin Care Provider, Lara Matush, that beauty actually begins with the way we view and approach our own skin care. These tips are simple, achievable solutions that can transform your skin care appearance in a healthy way.
- SPF: Always protect your skin with at least 25SPF everyday even if you are not in direct sunlight. The higher SPF’s will actually protect you from a burn but allow your skin to properly tan.
- Exfoliate: Take time to exfoliate on a regular basis to get rid of dead skin cells, and all the excess oil that builds up from using sunscreens or oils. Exfoliation is the key to giving your skin a great summertime glow!
- Hydrate: Inside and out. The key to a great moisturizer is to find one that has natural hydrators like aloe vera, almond oil or shea butter.
- Fruits: The inside part of hydration... eat fruits including lemons and berries which contain natural astringents that remove the bacteria that can cause acne. All fruits and veggies are packed with the vitamins and minerals everyone wants in a product. Start loading up at the market and try to incorporate more in your diet.
- Be Proactive: Know how your skin can react to waxing and shaving. For example, you should stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours after direct waxing or shaving. The night before you plan to shave do a quick exfoliation to remove the dry skin. When you are in the sun, use an oil free sunscreen so you don’t clog your hair follicles. Clogs will cause irritation and irritation may cause breakouts.
Skin Care Provider, Woodlands Spa
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort