It is that time of year again. Resolutions for the beginning of the New Year; amongst the top are lose weight, eat healthy and as always quit smoking and start a daily exercise routine.
These new promises to yourself may improve your life however, use caution as these new routines and habits may have adverse effects on your skin.
What should you do when beginning these new resolutions to keep your skin healthy and gorgeous? Dr. Jennifer Linder a Board Certified Dermatologist has five great tips to following to maintain your beautiful skin as you improve the rest of your body and mind.
Smokers tend to give their skin a beating with the affects of the toxins in cigarettes. Smoking constricts the blood vessels which causes the smokers skin to sag, dull and increase the look of older age. The most promising way to save ones skin according to Dr. Linder is to quit smoking. The results will quickly surprise the ex smoker as within days as the blood vessels will open up and bring back that natural glow.
Workouts and Breakouts
Starting a workout is great! Be aware that this new activity will bring out new reactions with your body that may not always been good. As the inches shed the acne may increase. To prevent this from occurring Dr. Linder suggests that to maintain a fresh face to keep moisture-wicking clothing and to shower right after you work out. Products that contain sulfur and salicylic acid will reduce breakouts as well.
Start and Stick to your Skin Routine
With everything there needs to be a time of adjustment. Skin needs that time too. When beginning a new skin care routine remember that the skin is adjusting to new ingredients that it is not familiar with. Breakouts that occur are usually called purging and tend to clear up after a short time. To keep the best results maintain the new skin care routine for 28 days.
Sunscreen is your friend all year round
Even if you don’t work outdoors wear sunscreen. Dr. Linder advises that indoor workers do not realize that a sun’s UV rays can filer through clouds and glass. By applying sunscreen daily it provides protection from the harmful UV rays that sneak up.
Superficial Chemical Peels provide Positive Results
Despite all the horror stories circulating around the chemical peel industry. Dr. Linder suggests a superficial chemical peel during the cold and cool seasons. A gentle exfoliation of the skin can minimize the hyper pigmentation, acne breakout and aging.