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Five Skin Care Tips For A Healthy Glow

Putting your best face forward can bring success to your life in many ways. At work and in your social life, a healthy glow to your skin makes you feel more confident, allowing you to present yourself and your thoughts in a more self-assured manner. Healthy skin helps you get noticed in a positive way.


5 Easy Skincare Routine For Healthy Glow

Angela Dunlap, Director of VCI Med Spa in Tinley Park Illinois, says there are five ways to achieve and maintain a healthy glow. “Whatever shape your skin is in right now, whether it’s looking a bit dull or it’s simply gorgeous, you’ll need to take care of it. 

These five steps will help rejuvenate tired skin and protect healthy skin to keep it glowing.”

1. Daily Skin Care

1. Daily Skin Care

Angela says that taking care of your skin every morning and night is the first step to healthy-looking skin. “In the morning, we need to remove all the oils that have built up while you slept and present a bright, clean face to the day. 

3 Step Of Daily Skin Care Routine

Before bedtime, we want to remove all the environmental dirt and pollutants your face has been exposed to as you went about your day,” she says. Three steps should be the foundation of every healthy glow skincare routine

  • Cleansing:

“You will need a gentle cleanser to wash your face – and don’t forget to include your neck in all of your care. Your neck is just as exposed to the elements and to soils as your face. 

Not including your neck in your skincare routine means that skin ages more quickly, becoming discolored and wrinkled.” Rub the cleanser all over your face and neck, massaging your face with gentle circles, taking care to avoid the thinner skin around the eyes. “Rinse your face in tepid water thoroughly to ensure you’ve removed all of the product and give you a healthy glow.

  • Serum:

The next step is applying a serum, says Angela. “A serum helps smooth pigment, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and relieve acne. The serum also can benefit from dehydrated and compromised skin. It can also help control vascular issues such as rosacea and inflammation.”

Look for serums that contain antioxidants, copper tripeptides, growth factors, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C to help smooth and brighten your face. Angela recommends skipping the cotton pads, as they actually waste product. “Simply put a few drops of serum in the palm of your clean hand and wipe it onto your face and neck.”

  • Moisturization:

Moisturising is the last basic step of a solid skincare routine. “Whether your skin is dry or oily, moisturizing is important. For dry skin, moisturizers seal in the water that’s in your skin, especially now that your face and neck are damp, clean, and toned. 

While Angela says these three products are the basic foundation to maintain the skin’s healthy glow, she also recommends adding an eye cream or serum. “These products offer a heightened level of protection for the thinnest skin around your eyes and can dramatically reduce wrinkles and heal any damage.”

Popping into your local drug or discount cosmetic store and buying whatever’s on sale can be a disaster for your skin. “Skincare products that are cheap are usually cheap for a reason,” Angela says. “The ingredients may not be as consistent or superior of a quality or you might be paying for more added water than the real product,” Angela notes that cheap products often cause allergic reactions that can take months and expensive dermatologist appointments to resolve.

2. Wear Sunscreen Every Day

2. Wear Sunscreen Every Day

Yes, Angela says, it’s very important to wear sunscreen every day. “Even in winter, even if it’s cloudy, even if you’re out just for a few minutes, your skin is getting exposed to damaging UV rays and giving you a healthy glow.

On a cloudy day, about 80% of damaging UV rays are still getting through to damage your skin. Therefore, everyone, regardless of age, should apply both a physical and chemical sunscreen containing zinc, titanium dioxide, and oxinoctate every day.”  

Why Use Sunscreen For Daily Basis?

Exposure to the sun is not only the leading cause of skin cancers like melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. It’s also a significant factor in aging. 

“UV rays cause wrinkles, it degrades the skin to cause sagging and it causes “age spots,” those brown blotches usually found on the face, hands, and arms. Using sunscreen every day, faithfully, will help protect skin from sun damage and provide you with a healthy glow.”

Angela recommends talking to your esthetician about sunscreen options. “If you’re skiing or going snorkeling for a full day, you definitely want a physical sunscreen like zinc oxide. 

When you’re outside, remember that you’ll need to reapply any sunscreen about every two hours. We also recommend wearing a wide-brimmed hat and UV protective sunglasses when you’re outside in the sun. That will give you added protection, plus safeguard your eyes and the skin around your eyes.”

3. Deep Hydration

Deep Hydration

While twice-daily moisturizing is essential, a thorough deep hydration every few weeks can really make a difference. “Deep moisturizing can actually increase your skin’s water content,” says Angela, “which helps plump your skin, reducing fine lines. Higher water content also helps your skin produce new cells.”

Hydrated skin with a healthy glow looks smoother and fresher. Like moisturizers, hydration is important for both dry and oily skin. Beyond getting regular professional hydration treatment as recommended by your esthetician, Angela recommends tweaking your daily routine to ensure that hydration lasts as long as possible. 

“Use lukewarm or tepid water to shower or bathe as hot water sucks the moisture from the skin. Avoid harsh cleansers or aggressive exfoliation. Skip the coffee and tea which will dehydrate your skin and replace it with plenty of plain water.”

5. Get Spider Veins Treated

Get Spider Veins Treated

When cheeks or nose are riddled with spider veins and broken blood vessels, achieving a smooth, even skin tone is just not possible. Veins and blood vessels will prematurely age your look, says Angela. 

“Ask your esthetician about laser treatments to reduce or eliminate the appearance of these issues. Your skin will start to show a healthy glow  almost immediately.” At VCI in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, estheticians and nurse practitioners use the Fotona laser, a leading tool in vein reduction.

“Broken blood vessels and spider vein removal are nearly painless. There are no injections, no downtime, and no surgery,” says Angela. “It’s also extremely effective, with most clients needing just one treatment to see a difference.”

6. Stay On Top Of Breakouts

Stay On Top Of Breakouts

“Acne can be a problem at any age,” says Angela. “From the teen year into adulthood, and even as a woman enters menopause, hormone fluctuations and genetics can cause acne

Acne is not just a cosmetic issue; multiple studies show that people with untreated acne are more likely to develop depression and anxiety, have low self-esteem, and have a poor self-image. All this can combine to make people feel less confident at work, feel more alone, and have a lower quality of life overall.”

Acne treatment doesn’t mean scrubbing skin raw or using harsh chemical products. “Using products aggressively actually worsens acne,” says Angela. “Skin that is irritated or too dry will compensate by producing more oil, which clogs pores and causes blemishes and blackheads.” 

Instead, Angela recommends seeing your esthetician as soon as you notice a break-out beginning. “Gentle laser treatments and facials can help heal existing blemishes. Quality skincare products formulated for your particular skin type can prevent future breakouts.”

Angela also notes that laser treatments can also resurface acne scars and promote the production of new collagen to further reduce acne scars and give you a healthy glow.

Glowing With Confidence

“Taking care of yourself also means taking special care of your skin,” says Angela. “Establish a daily skincare routine with high-quality products and wear a good sunscreen of at least SPF15 every day. 

Every few weeks, hydrate your skin deeply. Remove spider veins for a younger, smoother look and if you’re prone to acne, include trusted acne products and treatments in your skincare regimen. When you take good care of your skin, you’ll achieve that healthy glow that gives all of us confidence, assurance, and poise.” to reduce acne scars further.

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