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Jul 7th

Return To The Basics

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skincareWhatever your skin type or ethnicity, sometimes all your skin needs is a return to the basics.  Set aside the latest fad and the miracle creams, and make sure you are addressing these four factors.

1. Cleansing

Whether it’s with traditional cleansers or oil cleansing, give your skin your full attention twice daily (no more).  Wash away the dirt and irritants and pollution that you’ve collected without even realizing it.

2. Hydration

Skin is an organ, making it susceptible to toxins and the effects of dehydration. Drinking plenty of water and other hydrating fluids every day is one of the most important steps for acquiring great skin and preventing wrinkles and dullness. Our skin craves hydration inside and out so the use of a quality moisturizer is also essential in maintaining vibrant, supple skin.

3. Nutrition

Eating nutrient rich foods and avoiding the excessive intake of sugar, salt, caffeine and starches is one of the best ways to attain and keep great looking skin. Pumpkin, mangoes and carrots contain vitamin A or beta carotene and aid in the repair and protection of your skin. Oranges and other vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables excel in the development of collagen, which keeps skin firm and elastic. Flax seed is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which encourages hydration as well as renewal at the cellular level of your skin. Tomatoes are also great as they contain lycopene, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from UV rays. Consider adding these and other nutritious, natural foods to your diet. Skin can also achieve vibrancy and nutrition from facial products and treatments containing antioxidants, peptides and vitamins C, E and A.

4. Protection

One of the major factors that can influence the look of your skin is the sun, which causes dryness and damages skin tissue. Always use a good sunscreen made for your facial skin type if you plan on spending any amount of time out of doors. Products containing zinc oxide give a natural defense against the sun, and zinc oxide is one of the safest ingredients you can use on your skin. Also avoid smoking and excessive exposure to pollutants; both of which increase wrinkles, uneven skin tone and loss of elasticity.

In addition to offering a full range of skin care treatments such as facials, peels and microdermabrasion, Privy Skin Care carries an array of products made with natural ingredients; the ultimate in care for your skin.  To find out more about our products and services, contact us at 702-496-2066 or go to privyskincare.com.