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Face Care: Skincare Tips for a Healthy Glow

July 10, 2017

We’ve talked before about the importance of regular facials to keep your skin healthy. Caring for your skin in between facial treatments is just as important! Here are a few tips that will keep your skin looking its best between salon visits.

Have a nightly skincare routine. Remove makeup and wash with a cleanser that is formulated for your skin type. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer to balance and hydrate your skin. Never go to bed in makeup – this will clog up your pores and lead to breakouts and dull skin.

Hydrate regularly. Drink plenty of water, especially after exercising or when outside in the heat. Use moisturizer on your face in the morning and at night as part of your daily skincare routine.

Eat a healthy diet. Your skin is an organ – the largest on your body – and junk food that leaves your insides feeling sluggish will have the same effect on the outside. Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep your skin moisturized.

Always use sunscreen. Even on cloudy days, ultraviolet rays can damage your skin. Select a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 at the least, and be sure it offers UVA and UVB protection. Reapply sunscreen if you’ve been swimming, sweating, or have been outdoors for extended periods of time. Mix sunscreen in with your moisturizer if your regular product does not have sun protection.

Manage stress. Too much stress can affect your overall health, and that includes your skin’s health. Practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques on a regular basis to keep yourself calm and balanced, which will have positive effects for all areas of your health and help you avoid breakouts.

Exfoliate twice per week. Your regular facials will provide exfoliation, but it’s important to keep this up between salon visits as well. Scrub in gentle, circular motions. Exfoliating removes dirt and dead skin cells that cleansing has missed, leaving your face with a healthy glow.

The last tip is to stick to a regular schedule of professional facials to keep your skin at its healthiest. Make an appointment today at Anna’s Salon Elite. Our professional technicians will give you the right facial for your individual skin type and give you advice about the ideal frequency for your facials to keep your face healthy and glowing. Find us at 2616 Brodhead Road in Aliquippa, or give us a call on 724.375.8511 to schedule an appointment.

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