November is All About Gratitude + Healthy Skin
At Timeless Skin Solutions, we have a lot to be grateful for during these crazy times. We are so grateful that so many trust us to guide them through their skincare journey, and invite us to celebrate with them the everyday moments of life – and those big milestone moments, too.
It seems fitting then that November is not just National Gratitude Month, but also National Healthy Skin Month … it’s a combination of two of the things that are most important to us. Healthy Skin Month is a time to remember just how important the health of our skin is to our overall health and to learn some new tips and tricks, as well.
As the largest organ of your body, your skin can reflect your general health and also reveals a lot about your overall health. Your skin works hard over the course of a lifetime so it is important to care for it to ensure it is hydrated and healthy during National Healthy Skin Month and all year long.
There are many things you can do to protect your skin to keep it healthy, to prevent skin damage, and reduce signs of aging.
Our Top Skin Tips
Wear sunscreen year-round
Most of us know the importance of wearing sunscreen in the summer months to avoid sunburn and damage, but it really should be a year-round preventive health measure. Among our favorites are SkinMedica’s Total Defense & Repair and ColorScience’s Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield.
Eat a healthy diet
While no one food can get rid of crow’s feet or erase laugh lines, maintaining a balanced diet full of anti-aging foods can boost your immunity, improve the quality of your skin, and give you the energy you need. Check out our Nine Superfoods to Feed Your Skin, and follow along with Timeless Insider Jill Guth and her Healthy, Happy Thrive community for tips, tricks, and recipes to keep you – and your skin! – healthy.
Wear lip balm with SPF
While many people understand the importance of using sunscreen year-round, the lips are often forgotten or neglected. Just like facial skin, the skin on your lips loses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid as you age. And, unfortunately, skin cancer can be particularly dangerous in this area. Skin Medica’s HA5 Lip Plump visibly enhances your lips’ rosiness and plumpness, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the overall condition.
Relax and manage your stress
Beauty starts from within, and external skin issues can be a telltale sign of the stress you are feeling inside. The increased jump in cortisol caused by stress can cause a hormonal imbalance, resulting in anything from an outbreak of hives to those fine lines and wrinkles.
Stay hydrated and moisturized
If you are dealing with skin that’s dry, red, and scaly, your skin’s moisture barrier probably needs a little extra attention. Be sure to give your body what it needs to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and limiting your intake of caffeine and alcohol (no comment). As for your skincare products, we recommend SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator as our favorite hydrator and a nice emollient moisturizer like Obagi Hydrate Lux or SkinMedica TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream on top to lock in the hydration.
Get the proper amount of sleep
Getting a good night’s rest is critical for your overall health and well-being, but it also turns out there’s some scientific truth to the notion of beauty sleep. Think about it, while you are in dreamland, your skin is not susceptible to those ultraviolet rays or the blue light from your computer screen and there is no dynamic muscle movements that contribute to those fine lines and wrinkles. While you get the rest you need, so does your skin.
Our team at Timeless Skin Solutions is here to help guide you through all aspects of your skincare journey. Request a consultation to receive a customized treatment plan perfectly suited for you and for assistance in determining which skincare products are right for your skin needs.