Have you noticed that most skin care tips are the same common-sense things you were told growing up? You may have heard them before, but they bear repeating and any skin care professional will tell you that following them really is the best way to keep your skin looking its best.
We cover everything from sunscreen to LED light treatments to food and more, so get ready to take notes from some skin care professionals. Your skin is the one outfit you’ll wear your whole life — take care of it!
Remove Your Makeup
Removing your makeup can be tough to do after a long day, especially later when your bed is calling to you. However, if you really want clearer, healthier skin, then those extra five minutes can make all the difference.
Even if you’re using quality cosmetics that are hydrating, hypoallergenic or block UV rays, leaving them on for long periods of time or overnight can still clog your pores, irritate your skin and lead to problems. Nightly makeup removal lets you and your face get a good night’s rest, so help yourself remember by sticking a note on your bedroom door or setting a reminder alarm on your phone. Once it’s part of your bedtime ritual, you might even start looking forward to it.
Wash Your Face
Think of how many times you probably touched your face today. Whatever your hands have touched has essentially been on your face as well, not to mention the oils, perspiration and air pollutants that cling to your skin. Even if you don’t wear much makeup, washing your face each night before bed is an easy, inexpensive way to minimize skin damage, lessen irritation and reduce acne breakouts.
It sounds counterintuitive, but lukewarm or cool water is usually best for washing your face. Very hot water can actually weaken some delicate skin tissues and cause dry or flaky skin. No need to scrub until your face is raw either — a gentle washing with soap or cleanser will do the trick. If possible, another quick cleanse in the morning will rinse off any germs or bacteria you might have picked up from your pillowcase. This will give your face a fresher, cleaner “palette” for whatever cosmetics you apply.
If you regularly follow our blog or have read anything about skin care, you already know that the radiation in sunlight can do a lot of damage to your skin, including its ability to create collagen. Using a good sunscreen, even on cloudy or overcast days, is one of the most effective ways to protect your skin against sunspots and premature aging, as well as much more serious things like skin cancer.
Remember also that more than your face is exposed to the sun, so don’t forget your neck, chest and hands! They might not get as much prolonged direct sunlight as the face does, but these neglected areas go a long way in making us appear older than we are.
Use An LED Light Treatment Product
In the previous tip we mentioned collagen, which is a protein that gives shape, strength and integrity to most tissues in our bodies. In the skin, collagen forms a kind of network in the dermis or middle layer that not only helps give your skin strength and elasticity, but also aids in growing and replacing skin cells as they expire. As we age, our bodies stop producing as much collagen, which results in less elastic skin with more fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and a papery texture. In short, we gradually start to have what we think of as “old-looking skin.”
Sunlight, as you know, can cause damage — but not all light is bad! In fact, some wavelengths of light can actually boost your skin’s ability to produce more collagen and become smoother and more youthful-looking. LED light therapy for skin is a way to use those gentle, non-UV light waves to help increase collagen and have younger-looking skin.
For some background, NASA and the National Institute of Health discovered long ago that certain wavelengths (colors) of light, particularly red and infrared, can positively affect the appearance of your skin. Red wavelengths focus more on the surface, while infrared LED light therapy goes a bit deeper to encourage enhanced cell growth and reproduction. Using the right wavelength and power is important, but a big part of LED therapy success is consistent treatment over time. Think of it like diets or exercise: once you’re on a good program, half the battle is just sticking with it long enough for it to work. When you use LED light treatment regularly, we’re sure you’ll see results.
That’s what makes the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque special. It combines 14 red and 114 infrared LEDs, the two most versatile wavelength colors, at optimal power to be effective. The iderma® is simple LED light therapy at home that you’ll love. It makes it easy to treat your whole face at once in quick, hands-free sessions. In fact, just eight minutes a few times per week can have your skin looking better in only 30-60 days.
LED light therapy is a standalone treatment, but it can make a great addition to whatever skin care regimen or aging skin treatment you’re currently following. Whether you’re showing the signs of aging or want to start protecting your skin early, red light therapy for wrinkles is the way to go. The iderma® Youth Restoring Masque is a safe, easy and affordable must-have.
Take Care Of Your Body
Good food. It’s a cliché to say “you are what you eat,” but your body really is built from and runs on what you feed it. This is why it’s essential to make sure you’re getting what you need so you can be the strongest, healthiest you possible. Almonds, green tea, avocados, dark chocolate and blueberries are just some of those foods that can improve your complexion and give your skin a nice glow.
Good sleep. Sleep is the time when your body is given the time and resources it needs to rejuvenate the skin. It switches into repair mode, and you wake up with refreshed skin. The more consistent, deep sleep you have, the better your skin will look.
Good prevention. Most mild or even serious skin conditions, including melanomas, are completely treatable if caught early, which is why it’s a good idea for everyone to make an appointment with a dermatologist for a full-body exam (especially by the time you turn 30). If you haven’t met with your doctor in a while, go in for a check-up. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and in this case that couldn’t be truer.
Good looking, healthy skin doesn’t have to be hard when you regularly follow these professional tips, but remember it’s a process that can take some time to see results. Try these suggestions for just a month and see for yourself what making them a habit can do for you.
Can’t wait to get started with the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque? We don’t blame you. There are plenty of reasons to add LED light treatment with the iderma® to your skincare routine, but none more important than this: it works.
That’s the message we’re hearing with the hundreds of reviews and feedback emails we receive, and they just keep coming in. Explore our site to learn more about how our LED light treatment product works and order one for yourself today. In the meantime, you can work on mastering the other skin care tips in this list. We can’t wait to see how your skin improves after implementing these tips and an LED beauty light.