Take your skin to the next level in 2016! Our Esthetics Instructor Tim Cummins put together 10 Skin Care Tips for taking better care of your skin and increasing product awareness.
1. Develop and Maintain a Basic Skincare Regimen.
- Apply sunscreen.
2. Internal Health for External Health – Nutrition
What you put into your body directly affects your complexion!
-Super Skin Healthy Foods: Strawberries, Olive Oil, Green Tea, Pumpkin, Pomegranate,
-Vitamins: A, C, and Zinc
3. Utilize Online Resources and the Globalized Knowledge Base for Products and Treatments
Here’s some to get you started:
4. Pale is the New Tan. Protect Your Skin!
Know the dangers of tanning and skin cancer.
“A tan, whether you get it on the beach, in a tanning bed, or through incidental exposure, is bad news, any way you acquire it. Tans are caused by harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning lamps, and if you have one, you’ve sustained skin cell damage.
No matter what you may hear at tanning salons, the cumulative damage caused by UV radiation can lead to premature skin aging (wrinkles, lax skin, brown spots, and more), as well as skin cancer. In fact, people who use indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning beds are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors” Via. http://www.skincancer.org/
5. Know and Research Your Skincare Products! Know What You Are Putting on Your Skin!
Be Aware of:
- Diazolidinyl Urea
- Petrochemicals, including:
- Anything ending in ‘eth’ indicates that it required ethylene oxide (a petrochemical) to produce e.g. myreth, oleth, laureth, ceteareth
- Anything with DEA (diethanolamine) or MEA (ethanolamine)
- Butanol and any word with ‘butyl’ – butyl alcohol, butylparaben,butylene glycol
- Ethanol and word with ‘ethyl’ – ethyl alcohol, ethylene glycol, ethylene dichloride, EDTA (ethylene-diamine-tetracetatic acid), ethylhexylglycerin
- Any word with “propyl” – isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, propylalcohol, cocamidopropyl betaine
- Methanol and any word with ‘methyl’ – methyl alcohol, methylparaben, methylcellulose
- Parfum or fragrance – 95% of chemicals used in fragrance are from petroleum
- Parabens (Methyl, Propyl, Butyl)
- Mineral Oil
- Paraffin Wax
6. Moisturize and Hydrate!
Keep in mind with winter comes extra dryness. If you suffer from dry skin or not, oily or sensitive, don’t skip a moisturizing step in your skin care regimen. Avoiding a moisturizer can cause redness or flaking and cause wrinkles and other aging signs on your skin sooner than the norm. Additionally, if you have sensitive skin or a skin condition, moisturizing regularly may ease some of the irritation.
7. Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen!
Summer is not the only time you are at risk for damage from the sun. Winter is deceptive. The sun’s rays can be extra potent from reflecting off the snow. Practice sun protection basics all year round to give your skin the best chance of long-term health.
8. Take Time for Yourself – Get a Treatment from a Professional Esthetician.
Skin care treatments de-stress and rejuvenate while improving your skin’s health and look.
9. There’s more accessible skin care services today
Skincare Used to be Only a Luxury Service. You would be surprised at some of the lower costs and quality of services. Remember, skin care schools like Health Works Institute offer lower-than-market prices for student treatments. Student treatments are almost always professional grade quality. If you are in the Bozeman, Montana area, check out our services and make an appointment with us in advance: Just click here!
10. Follow Skin Care Influencers on Social Media to Get Ideas and Tips!
Here is a list of Twitter profiles to get you started!
- @HealthWorksMT (of course 😉