Maintaining youthful, healthy skin requires a number of different routines and precautions, and you have to be particularly careful during summer months. Having glowing, radiant skin will not only help you to keep your skin looking youthful for longer, but it also gives you a confidence boost – literally feeling good in your own skin.
Neglecting the health of your skin can result in premature ageing and can even compromise your overall health if you don’t take the necessary precautions in the sun. So, you can make sure that you look great on the outside and feel great on the inside by following these top skincare tips:
Drinking plenty of water is so important for a number of health benefits from helping to maintain blood pressure, to boosting skin health. Try to drink the equivalent of 8 glasses of water per day to ensure your skin stays hydrated. When you drink water, you also flush out toxins and water also generates new skin cells, so water really is your best friend.
The best way to keep your skin protected in the summer is to use a good quality sunscreen with high UV ray protection. UV radiation kills stem cells and causes your skin to thin and wrinkle, so if you want to keep your skin as healthy looking as possible, make sure you apply sunscreen on your face and other areas.
For people with generally dry skin, using serums can help to keep moisture locked in. The best time to apply serums is when your skin is still moist from a shower or washing your face. The type of serum you choose will depend on your skin type but water-based serums are best for nourishing the inner layer of the skin, due to how small the molecule is. Some serums for dry skin have vitamin E to add extra protection and hyaluronic acid helps to retain moisture, so these are good serum ingredients to look out for if your skin gets dry in the summer.
As well as applying vitamins in your skincare products, you can up your vitamin intake by eating fortified foods that contain vitamins and you can also boost your intake with vitamin supplements. Vitamin C helps to repair your skin and can prevent dry skin, so it is important to make sure you are getting enough of this to help keep your skin healthy.
At SkinViva, our doctor and dentist led Clinic, our clinicians are highly trained and our key priority is to help our clients to boost their wellbeing, through advising them on skincare and all aspects of aesthetic treatments, as well as helping people to decide which treatments will be beneficial for them.