No matter your age, healthy skin is something everyone would like to have. Skin that is blemish-free, has an even tone, and is bouncy - who wouldn’t enjoy that? Be it regular facial treatments or buying new skincare products, many of us would have tried everything under the sun to achieve that healthy-looking skin.
If you have ever searched the tips for maintaining healthy skin, many of them would repeat the old adages of regular sunscreen, getting enough sleep, and having a consistent skincare routine. These tips are effective and are the most basic in having good skin. Nonetheless, there are many factors that impact our skin condition, and doing the above steps may not be enough to maintain good skin. Luckily, we have uncovered 5 overlooked tips that can get you closer to achieving healthy-looking skin! If that sounds like something you are interested in, keep on reading.
5 Overlooked Tips For Healthy Skin
- Switch to silk or satin pillowcases
It is a running joke that waking up with pillow imprints on your face means that you have had a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, if you're not careful, these imprints, also known as sleep lines, can transform into wrinkles! Sleep lines are typically caused by using cotton or flannel pillowcases. These fabrics tend to ‘grip’ onto your skin - thus causing creases and lines. Moreover, cotton pillowcases accumulate grime quite easily, which may indirectly lead to acne. As such, the best way to prevent that is to use silk or satin pillowcases. These fabrics are less likely to cling onto your skin, and they also do not accumulate as much dirt as cotton.
- Go makeup-free for a few days
Makeup may be empowering and a confidence booster for many people but it can still clog pores and cause blemishes if we wear it too often. Especially since we are wearing face masks for the foreseeable future, wearing makeup under that may cause even more irritation to our skin. That does not mean that you have to completely give up on makeup. Instead, you can opt to go makeup-free every few days so that your skin can breathe.
- Opt for facials customised to your skin needs
Facial treatments are a good way to provide our skin with some much-needed TLC (tender loving care) and supplement our skincare routine. Everyone’s skin is different and requires individual solutions to achieve healthy-looking skin. As such, a good skin specialist will take the time to understand your skin goals and tailor a treatment that will effectively target your concerns.
Pro-tip: Ask for organic facial treatments as they contain fewer synthetic and harsh chemicals. Not only are they gentler on your skin but they also provide immense hydration, reduced skin texture, and a natural glow.
- Eat healthily
Healthy skin is not just about what you put on the outside, but also on the inside! Research has shown that eating foods rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, and fatty acids can lead to experiencing healthy skin. Subsequently, you should increase the number of servings of leafy vegetables, fruits, and fatty fish (e.g. salmon and mackerel) in your diet. At the same time, cutting down on processed foods will also have a positive effect on your skin health.
- Reduce signs of stress
Being the country with one of the longest working hours in the world, Singaporeans are no strangers to experiencing stress on a daily basis. Unfortunately, being stressed results in higher production of cortisol which leads to a breakdown of collagen, increased oxidation of our skin cells, and a weaker skin barrier. This in turn can result in saggy skin, wrinkles, and inflammation. As a result, we should do as much as we can to reduce signs of stress. This can be done through planning our deadlines in advance, meditating regularly, and doing breathing exercises whenever we are feeling stressed. Using skincare products such as facial mists and serums can help to soothe and cool down stressed skin as well.
Putting Your Best Face Forward
You deserve to have healthy-looking skin and a radiant complexion. That’s why Céramique Aesthetics has decided to open a new outlet in Tampines 1 Shopping Mall for all you easties! Our highly experienced skin specialists will listen to your skin concerns and provide customised facial treatments to help you achieve your dream skin! Book an appointment with us today.