Having a quality skin care routine can be a rewarding self-care practice that improves overall well-being.
Hannah Morse, RN, an advanced nurse injector and founder of Nash Injections by Hannah, shares some ways that patients can enhance their skin care routines this year.
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1. Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is one of the simplest yet most effective steps to healthier skin. Morse suggests drinking at least eight glasses a day to keep skin hydrated and refreshed.
2. Maintain a Balanced Diet
Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats can help skin glow from the inside out.
3. Sun Protection
Morse said that 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun. It is essential to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 every day, no matter the season or weather.
4. Regular Exfoliation
Exfoliating once or twice a week can produce brighter and smoother skin by removing dead cells that mask the natural glow of healthy skin.
5. Daily Moisturization
Moisturizing twice daily can help maintain the skin barrier while preventing over-drying and irritation.
6. Choose Skin-Friendly Products
Morse suggests choosing products without harsh chemicals that are suited for their skin type. Patients should be aware of their skin type to make smart skin care product choices.
7. Regular Facials
Integrating professional treatments like facials or chemical peels can enhance a skin care regimen. Morse said this approach ensures not only routine care but also addresses specific skin issues with targeted precision, promoting optimal skin health and radiance.
8. Consistency is Key
Morse emphasized that the most crucial aspect of any skin care journey is consistency. A regular skincare routine, no matter how simple, can lead to significant improvements in skin health with time.