Getting that “glowing” skin celebrities seem to effortlessly achieve, is a goal that all of us would love to reach. With proper care, time, and yes, effort, you, too, can achieve “glowing” skin like Hollywood starlets. Here’s our top five tips to achieve healthy skin:
1. Use sunscreen
“90% of wrinkles are fun sun exposure,” says dermatologist Doris Day in a Women’s Health article. Because UV rays are the primary cause of skin aging, wearing SPF or sunscreen is the best way to prevent sun damage – even in the winter months. A mineral based sunscreen like SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 32 has active ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide , plus it protects against both UVB and UVA radiation.
2. Eat antioxidant-rich foods
Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, ultimately protecting the skin from damage. You can find them in delicious foods like berries and leafy greens. On the RM3® program, you can have as many leafy greens as you want, and approved berries include: raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries.
3. Stay active and exercise regularly
Exercise increases blood circulation, delivering oxygen, vitamins, and nutrients to your cells and your skin. Exercise also releases endorphins and lowers your cortisol levels. This in turn, lowers your stress levels and helps you sleep better – two things that both affect your skin for the better. In addition, exercise detoxifies your skin through sweat. Sweating is great for detoxing, but just remember to shower after your sweat sessions (or toxins can seep back into your pores).
4. Use Vitamin C and E
Vitamin C is key for glowing skin. “Vitamin C can fade hyperpigmentation, protect against environmental aggressors, brighten skin tone, and promote collagen and elastin production,” reports Mind Body Green. The benefits for skin are impressive; you can even apply Vitamin C to under eyes, and it will plump and hydrate those areas. In addition, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that reduces UV damage to the skin and is used as an anti-aging agent. Use SkinMedica Vitamin C+E for the best combination.
5. Get regular facials
Facials clear clogged pores, quench dry skin, and remove dead skin cells. We recommend getting regular facials. One of the facials we offer at Red Mountain is the IPL Fotofacial. It’s a gentle, non-invasive treatment that effectively treats wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots and sun damage. In addition to minimizing these imperfections, it also evens the overall skin tone and stimulates collagen production, making your skin appear fresh and youthful! Schedule your free consultation today.