Healthy skin is not something you get overnight – especially if up until now, you haven’t thought much about the habits that contribute to your skin’s well-being. Whether you’re 20, 40, or 60, achieving healthy skin is a matter of self-awareness and understanding how your choices impact the health of your skin. When you know your skin and how it responds to products, makeup, and your lifestyle, you are empowered to make changes that will help you achieve your healthiest skin ever.
We’ve compiled a list of questions you can ask yourself to help you on the path to healthy skin, now and for decades to come.
How does my skin feel? The condition of your skin can help you determine what you need to do to care for it correctly. Skin that is dry, rough, and itchy needs a different sort of attention than skin that is oily. Combination skin – more common in later life – can add another level of complexity to your skincare routine.
Am I wearing sunscreen daily? If the answer is yes, keep doing what you’re doing. If the answer is no, it may be time to give us a call so we can discuss how best to take care of dark spots and other imperfections caused by UV exposure.
Do I take the time necessary to really care for my skin? When a quick cleanse is all you do, it may be time to step up your skincare routine. A little pampering can do wonders for tired, rough, or discolored skin. Moisturizing is, as always, a must, but treatments like our NJ microdermabrasion and peels can do what moisturizer can’t.
Am I seeing acne or redness? Getting to the bottom of acne and other conditions that can cause redness, texture issues, or scarring isn’t a luxury. Conditions like these can be indicative of deeper issues affecting your overall wellness. Don’t ignore them!
What is my skin type? Many of us haven’t considered this question since high school when magazine quizzes asked the same thing. But knowing your skin type can not only help you identify the best products to promote healthy skin, but also the cosmetics that will look best on you.
The bottom line is this: When you look in the mirror every morning, are you really seeing your skin? Remember, what you see on the outside is often determined by what’s happening in the deeper layers of skin – the layers that only treatments like Ulthera can touch. Staying on top of your skin health will not only help you look your best, but may also help you stay healthy all over.