Having healthy skin starts with your lifestyle. Genetics play a large role in how your skin behaves, agesand looks but including exercise, good sleep, drinking lots of water, not smoking, limiting your alcohol and caffeine intake and protecting your skin from the sun also dramatically improves the health and look of your skin.
Your skin has three layers: the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. The epidermis is the layer of skin that you see, the dermis determines how the skin changes and responds under the epidermis and the hypodermis (the deepest layer) contains a layer of fat, nerves and blood vessels. Your skin continuously sheds dead cells and grows new cells. It takes your new live basal cells about a month to move to the top layer of the epidermis and sadly this process slows with age. As the cell moves toward the service of the skin, it loses moisture and oxygen content.
Using the right products and getting facial treatments can help maintain then renewal of cells in your skin and keep your skin refreshed and healthy, such as: avoiding harsh products that limit your oil production and LED light treatments which bring oxygen to your underlying skin for rejuvenation. Other treatments like chemical peels or microdermabration also assist the skin in bringing healthy fresh cells to the epidermis.
Hormones, stress, pregnancy, medication, travel and seasonal changes are only some factors that cause your skin to act up. If you understand how your skin works you can choose the right treatments and products to help maintain a healthy and clear complexion.