Looking after your skin is very important, even more so during winter when the cold and the wind can make a massive difference to the look and the feel of your skin. Skin is the body’s largest organ, along with regulating your body temperature, and protecting your insides it also largely impacts your self-confidence.
It can feel quite overwhelming if you don’t know where to start with improving your lifestyle to benefit your skin. The experts at Transform Hospital Group have put together some top tips on looking after your skin.
Make sure you wear SPF every day
Even if you’re inside your house, in Winter, you should still be putting on SPF every day. Your face can still be exposed to sunlight and UV rays.
UV Rays can cause wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and sagging. But if you use your SPF every day then you can dramatically reduce the impact on your skin and improve the overall health of your skin.
Improve your diet and drink lots of water
Dehydration shows very quickly on your face, making sure you drink enough water during the day will not only help the appearance of your skin but will also help you stay mentally sharp. Along with eating lots of fresh fruit and veggies, which will add to your health and will help keep your skin looking the best it can.
Cutting back on caffeine and alcohol combined with making sure you get a good night’s sleep after doing your nighttime skincare means you will be waking up looking fresh-faced and ready for the day.
Smoking is another cause of less than perfect skin. It can cause a dry and dull complexion, due to damaging your skin’s natural collagen and elastin. Long-time smokers tend to develop more wrinkles and lines on their faces.
Quitting smoking is not only the best thing for your face but also for your long-term health as well. There are also lots of resources to help you give them up.