1. Keep your phone clean.
Yep, our phones are always on hand. But, they’re loaded with dirt, sweat and bacteria. So, if you constantly take calls, text and scroll through Insta on the regular (who doesn’t?), you may find that your jaw and cheeks can break out from touching your phone and face. Opt for earphones (so you can keep chatting), wash your hands regularly, and cleanse your skin as soon as you get home to banish those breakouts.
2. Apply sunscreen - everywhere.
Don't forget sunscreen on your ears, hairline, neck, hands, and chest. Dermatologists can look at your décolleté to see how old you are.
3. Stay hydrated.
"A lack of water means less radiance and more sag," says Dr. Mona Gohara, a dermatologist in Connecticut. Choose products (cleansing, moisturizing, and anti-aging) that have hydrating formulas. And, of course, drink around eight glasses of water a day.
4. Gently wash your face.
Gentle cleansing helps skin look its best. To gently cleanse your face, wet it with lukewarm water. Then apply a mild cleanser, gently applying the cleanser in a circular motion with your fingertips. Finish by completely rinsing off the cleanser and gently patting your face dry with a clean towel.
5. Don't smoke.
Smoking speeds up how quickly your skin ages. If you smoke, your wounds will also take longer to heal. And research shows that smoking worsens some skin diseases, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa.
6. Skip the peels. Do a facial instead.
Soothing facials are better than harsh cleanings and peels.
An over-the-counter facial works great. Just choose one that has the most natural ingredients possible.
7. Stress less
Finding healthy ways to manage stress can help your skin, too. Some skin diseases like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (eczema) often appear for the first time when someone feels really stressed. Stress can also cause flare-ups of many skin conditions, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
8. Invest in your emotional health.
Stress and emotional upheaval can take a toll on your skin. Investing in your physical and emotional health is the best skin care you can practice.
We suggest a regular meditation practice to focus on your inner well-being, along with taking exquisite care of your skin.