In our fast-paced and stressful modern world, it can sometimes be difficult to take good care of our skin. Signs of stress, aging, and even sun damage can begin to appear on our faces. As a result, many of us find ourselves looking in the mirror and wincing as we notice fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration, dryness, or redness.
These are results of neglecting to nurture our skin properly. Perhaps you are so busy that you often fall asleep without removing your make-up at night. Maybe you aren’t eating the right foods to nourish your skin. Or you could just be using a skincare product that isn’t right for your face. It can be easy to fall into bad habits, which leave our skin looking worn-out, lined and tired.
However, don’t despair. If you’re keen to overhaul your skincare regimen and restore your face to its former dewy splendour, there are a number of tried-and-tested skincare methods that will benefit everyone, no matter what kind of skin you have or what age you are.
Read on for our healthy skin checklist that includes a few simple time-honoured remedies, and discover the best treatment for skin rejuvenation that will help ensure that your skin is always looking – and feeling – its best.
Choose the right products
One of the most frustrating problems we face these days is the sheer proliferation of different beauty products available, each one proclaiming to be the best. With so many options to choose from, we can sometimes find ourselves shying away from all those pricey products and yearning for a simple and effective routine that we can easily perform at the beginning and the end of each day.
Making things even more complicated is the fact that each of us has unique skin, with its own individual quirks, flaws, abrasions, scars, and sensitivities. As a result, what works well for one person may not necessarily work for another. As a first step, it’s vital to do your research and find products that work for you and your skin.
Cleanse, moisturise – and repeat
When it comes to crafting the essential skincare routine, it’s actually very simple. The two most important things you need to do, without fail, every single day, are cleansing and moisturising. Anything else you do on top of that is a bonus, but properly cleansed and moisturised skin is vital for a healthier, happier you. Neither of these steps take much time, and they don’t require a variety of over-priced products. In fact, Audrey Hepburn swore by soap and water for cleansing her face, and her skin was famously smooth and glowing.
Cleansing is crucial for cleaning accumulated dirt and grime from your skin, particularly at the end of the day. Doing so will not only get rid of any harmful bacteria but will also help your skin to heal itself while you sleep. Using a moisturiser afterward will restore your skin’s hydration levels and leave your skin looking and feeling healthier, firmer, and more youthful.
Screen your skin from the sun
As we all know, the most harmful thing your skin encounters on a daily basis is UV rays. In fact, sun damage contributes to a jaw-dropping 90% of our skin’s aging. Contrary to what you might think, UV exposure affects us year-round, not just during the golden summer months.
As a result, it’s essential that your skincare routine includes UV protection, especially sunscreen – even if you’re not planning on going outside. It’s not enough to wear a moisturiser or foundation that contains some SPF, as they will not be strong enough to offer proper protection. You need to apply sunscreen to guarantee UV protection. You should also bear in mind that UV rays can reach your skin even through your windows.
Exfoliate several times a week
You have probably heard a great deal about the benefits of exfoliation over the years, and exfoliation may already be a part of your daily skincare routine. However, there is no need to exfoliate every single day.
A few times a week is enough to remove dead skin, dirt and grime to leave your skin fresher, smoother, and more radiant. This frequent exfoliation is also helpful as it clears your pores so your cleanser and moisturiser can penetrate more deeply into your skin and work their magic at a deeper level, ensuring better results.
Use an anti-aging cream that works for you
Another key ingredient of any winning healthy skincare routine is a good anti-aging cream. This doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive one on the market, but any cream that contains all the right ingredients to nurture your skin.
For example, you should be sure to choose one that contains retinol, which has been scientifically proven to benefit your skin, stimulating the production of collagen which, in turn, helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It can also even out the size of your pores, for a smoother, fresher, and more youthful complexion.
Treat yourself to a revitalising facial treatment
While this probably won’t become part of your daily regimen for healthy skin, it’s still a wonderful idea to give your face a regular boost with a restorative facial treatment. There are several highly effective and revitalising treatments to choose from, that will cleanse, tone and pamper your face.
A targeted Decleor ‘Lifting’ Aromatherapy facial is a powerful yet relaxing treatment that tautens, firms and replenishes your skin, helping it to look and feel smoother, plumper, and younger.
Another option is LED therapy. Involving just 20 minutes lying under a light canopy, this popular therapy offers a highly effective way of restoring your skin’s natural glow, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and helping with various skin problems such as acne, rosacea, and discolouration. Just one session can bring impressive results, and you’ll soon find yourself looking as young as you feel.
Begin your journey to healthier, happier skin today
As you can see, the key to a perfect routine for healthy skin lies in a few simple but effective daily activities – with some regular pampering as a bonus, to give your face an extra glow and put a spring back in your step.
To kickstart your revitalising skincare journey, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Homefield Grange. You can find out more about our rejuvenating facials, as well as the many other treatments we offer, each of which is designed to promote your health, happiness, and overall well-being.