How To Keep Your Skin Looking Great Between Facials
At Mara’s Med Spa, we know that the facials and other skin treatments we offer work wonders, but to keep looking your best between visits, you need to adopt the right beauty habits for glowing skin while at home.
And we are not talking only about using the best of the best skin care products – one of the secrets to glowing skin is cultivating daily beauty habits that build a foundation for the best skin of your life.
Beauty Habits For Glowing Skin – Cleansing
Wash Your Face Before Bed
Hey, we get it. After a fun night out, taking off our make-up seems like a lot of work! But washing your face before bed is one of the beauty habits for glowing skin that we cannot say enough about.
One of the worst things you can do for your skin is hitting the sack without removing your makeup. Sleeping in makeup clogs pores, triggers unsightly breakouts, and causes potential long-term skin damage.
Unfortunately, even if you try to wash your face before bedtime each night, you may not be doing enough. Mascara, eyeliners, and eye shadows designed to last 12 or 24 hours last that long because they are often made with strong polymers that don’t easily dissolve with soap and water or even water-based makeup remover.
That’s why you should consider washing your face twice before bed. Start with an oil-based cleanser to remove your makeup. Follow that by washing your face with a gentle non-soap cleanser to rid your skin of any remaining makeup residue, and of course, finish by moisturizing!
Isn’t your skin’s ability to regenerate itself amazing? When we are children, we are grateful for this ability when we fall and skin our knees and elbows. But unfortunately, just like our metabolism slows down as we age, the skin rejuvenation process loses speed dramatically the older we get.
Without this rapid turnover in skin cells, dead skin cells on the surface start to accrue and elicit dullness. Unfortunately, dead skin cell buildup also clogs pores, putting you at a higher risk of blackheads and acne flare-ups.
Clearing the skin and uncovering the youthful cells below the surface almost immediately creates a fresher appearance, but also helps your topical treatments reach their target easier. So, a few times a week before bed, your beauty habit for glowing skin should include, using a mildly abrasive exfoliant to remove sloughs of dead skin cells revealing brighter, healthier skin.
For a deeper clean, schedule your consultation today with one of our expert estheticians. Our treatment options include microdermabrasion and dermaplaning facials that are complete game-changers for dry and dull skin.
Clean Your Skin Care Applicators
All of the cleaning and exfoliating you can do will be for nothing if you do not use clean applicators to apply your skin care products, including your makeup.
Not to get too personal, but when was the last time you cleaned up your makeup kit, tools, and products? If you can’t remember, it’s been way too long!
Bacteria can develop in your products, and that bacteria can make its way to your face when you clean your face, moisturize, and apply makeup. The bacteria then causes inflammation, clogged pores, acne breakouts, and dullness.
As a general guideline, your beauty habits for glowing skin should include tossing any products you’ve had for more than a year. Replace mascara and liquid eyeliners every three months, and throw out lip gloss and lipstick every six months. Foundations applied with a clean brush or sponge (and not double-dipped) can last about a year.
Once you’ve cleaned out your makeup case, let makeup brushes soak in warm, soapy water to remove product and bacteria buildup. Clean tweezers and scissors with antibacterial soap, alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide.
Our favorite part of cleaning out our make-up kit? Replenishing with new products of course! We are always happy to help our Dallas family and friends pick out just the right products from our premium skin care brands – stop by one of our two locations to learn more!
Beauty Habits For Glowing Skin – Lifestyle Changes
Your skin, like your body, is mostly water. Skin cells that are not properly hydrated will not function as they should, leading to drying, flaking, and tightness. As years go by, dryness is one of the leading causes of fine lines and wrinkles.
Nutritionists and doctors recommend that adults drink at least 64 ounces – or an average of eight glasses – of water per day. But how much water your body needs will depend on several factors. For instance, If you spend a lot of time in the hot Texas sun or exercise frequently and intensely, you will need even more water.
So kick your soda habit, keep a water bottle with you all the time, and ease up on the alcohol, which can accelerate dehydration. You will love all the many benefits you receive when you incorporate this beauty habit for glowing skin into your everyday routine!
This probably comes as no surprise to you, but feeling constantly stressed out can be devastating to your skin (and your heart, hair, weight – you get the picture).
Our bodies react to stress by producing increased amounts of cortisol and other hormones. These substances cause us to sweat more in stressful situations. Unfortunately, cortisol also comes with traces of testosterone which boosts oil production and leads to more acne breakouts.
In addition to acne, too much stress can cause other damage to your skin and worsen any skin conditions you may already have, including:
- Fever blisters
Find a way that works for you to reduce the amount of stress you feel. That could mean exercise, yoga, therapy, fabulous med spa treatments at Mara’s, or just more sleep. Taking care of yourself, your health, and your skin should always be a top priority!
Make Visits to Mara’s One of Your Habits For Glowing Skin
Just like people who brush and floss every day for beautifully white teeth still visit the dentist for professional cleanings, people who cultivate beauty habits for glowing skin can still benefit from one of the many skin treatments we offer at Mara’s Med Spa.
Are you ready to take your skin to the next level and dramatically improve its tone and texture? Then reserve your free consultation today at Mara’s Med Spa!
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