Taking good care of your skin should not be considered a luxury, but an every day regime to possibly prevent future health problems such as infections and pre-cancerous growths. Microdermabrasion, facial peels such as chemical peels like glycolic peels and tca peels as well as facial masks can be very beneficial to your skin.
Your daily skin care regime should include:
Cleansing your skin – this will remove any dirt and makeup on your skin and is best done at night before retiring. Skin cleansers come in many shapes, sizes and with different ingredients.
Toning your skin – should be used if you have oily skin or if you only use a mild cleanser that does not get all of the dirt and impurities off your skin
Moisturizing your skin – be sure to choose a moisturizer that applies to your skin type. A good moisturizer will not only replenish the moisture to your skin that the cleansing has taken out, but will also protect your skin from the wind and outdoor pollution.
Exfoliate your skin - this should be done on at least on a weekly basis. This can be done by using a facial scrub and/or a facial mask. The most common and natural forms of exfoliates are oatmeal masks and microderm abrasion crystals. These facial scrubs will gently remove topical dead or dry skin, but do not have nearly the same benefits as a chemical skin peel. Please visit Facial Masks and Scrubs for more in-depth information on how these products will benefit your skin.
Chemical Peels are beneficial to remove dead layers of skin from your face, thus removing or softening the effects of wrinkles, freckles, acne scarring and fine lines. Skin peels range in strength from light to deep peels. Some common peels are: AHA (alphahydroxy acid) peels, TCA (trichloroacetic acid) chemical peels, TCA blue peels and Phenol deep chemical peels. Incorporating the use of these chemical peels into your skin care routine will vary by the type of chemical peel you choose to use. The AHA (alphahydroxy acid) peel is a very light depth peel, so it can be used weekly or even daily if the chemical is mixed with a cleansing solution. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peels are medium depth peels and should only be used once every three to six months. A Phenol deep chemical peel can actually last for years. For more in-depth information on these peels visit our Chemical Peels page.
Better Complexions provides you a complete line of quality, reasonably priced products to help you with your skin care regime, including TCA peels, DNA, collagen, elastin, microdermabrasion crystals, dead sea salts, mud masks, healing serums for after a TCA peel, glycolic peels, facial masks, facial scrubs and more.
It is also important to understand that the health of your skin is governed not only by what you put on your skin, but how you treat your body and what you put into your body on a daily basis.
Be careful what you put into your body. Stay away from greasy foods, caffeine and chocolate. Having a balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables will give your skin the nutrients it needs to avoid breakouts. Drinking the recommended 8 glasses of pure water daily will also help keep your skin hydrated as well as cleanse toxins from your body. If you are a smoker, consider stopping, as the nicotine can cause damage to your skin as well as the rest of your body.
Take care of your body. When going outdoors, it is important to wear a sun block in order to protect your skin from the UV rays of the sun. Exercise is not only an important part of taking care of your body, but of your skin as well. Exercising will firm and tone your skin, release toxins from your body and moisturize your skin when you perspire from the exercise. Getting an adequate amount of sleep and reducing stress levels are also said to help maintain healthy looking skin.