After chatting with dermatologists and geeking out over journals, we’ve discovered that the simple rules for healthy skin are actually very simple and the best part is that everyone can get started on their skincare journey right away!
Better skin in 5 simple steps? Here’s our recipe to brighter, healthier skin. Hint... it doesn't include needles.
1. Stay hydrated
Water could well be the best solution for fresh, glowing skin.
Staying hydrated has been proven to improve the skin's elasticity and ability to heal itself, this, in turn, will reduce fine lines, naturally moisturise, reduce breakouts and heal scars.
Studies have shown that women should drink about 2.7 litres of fluids a day and men should drink 3.7 litres. These numbers should increase depending on your physical exertion, heat or humidity.
Start now. Go grab a glass of water.
2. Wash your face
It sounds simple but wash your face every morning, evening, and after working out to remove dirt, sweat, and makeup. Choose a gentle cleanser, avoiding harsh chemicals and alcohols that may irritate your skin. Whilst washing, avoid scrubbing too hard as this may also aggravate skin causing redness and breakouts. Exfoliate a couple of times per week at most to refresh the surface of the skin, remove dead skin cells and help to brighten the skin.
3. Eat healthily
You are what you eat and this really shows with your skin. Eating a healthy diet with food containing peptides and essential fatty acids has been proven to slow the ageing of skin whilst also nursing you from the inside out. Improve your skin and all-round health by eating more foods such as lentils, soy, avocados and various nuts which provide natural fats which support healthy skin.
Recent studies have proven that regular exercise and keeping fit can slow the ageing process of skin whilst also improving heart health, physique and mental well being.
In addition, everything from calming yoga to intense gym sessions can lower your stress levels and improve your sleep which is very important when it comes to having healthy vibrant skin.
5. Wear sunscreen
If you only buy one skincare item this year, make sure that it’s sunscreen! A good sunscreen will moisturise and nourish your skin whilst also protecting it from harmful UV radiation that has been proven to cause premature ageing, dry skin, and in the worst cases, cancer.
We recommend applying a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher every morning before leaving the house and re-applying regularly if you are sweating, swimming or touching your skin often.
Palm & Pine sunscreen are designed for daily use, with natural ingredients such as calendula, lemon balm, and avocado oil, that work together to provide moisture and nourishment to the skin, no added fragrance and safe mineral filters to provide the most complete UV protection. They are your complete, daily skincare routine.
So there you go! 5 simple steps to healthy skin.
*For any specific skin concerns please consult a dermatologist.