Three Habits for Healthy Skin this Season
Special to The Truth
Want a glowing complexion?
The services of a professional esthetician can run you a
pretty penny, but luckily, an at-home routine can promote
great skin, too.
For a convenient and
affordable spa effect at home, consider the following.
Your skin truly is a
reflection of your overall health, so adopting habits that
benefit the entire body is crucial for a glowing complexion.
Strive for a well-balanced diet, rich with essential
vitamins and nutrients and be sure to stay hydrated. If you
are a smoker with a desire to quit, the promise of healthier
skin may just be the motivation needed to kick the habit.
Drink in moderation. Lastly, get plenty of exercise -- just
be sure to wash up shortly afterward to avoid clogged pores.
Innovations in the skin
care marketplace are making it easier to develop a routine
at home that promotes the same smooth, glowing skin you can
get from a spa treatment.
For example, the Panasonic
Micro-Foaming Cleansing Device is a gentle Japanese-style
cleansing tool, designed for deep, gentle pore cleansing.
On a daily basis, first
use your favorite cream, lotion or oil cleanser with its
warming makeup removal plate to loosen and remove makeup
with its heated makeup removal plate. Then, use a foaming
cleanser along with the Japanese-style cleaning brush to
cleanse your skin, purify pores and gently remove dirt,
excess oil and lingering makeup.
Supplement this routine
with more targeted cleansing twice a week. Use the silicone
brush attachment and your favorite cleanser to focus on
problem areas, such as blackheads around the nose.
To learn more about this
three-step at-home skin care routine, visit
Rest and Relaxation
Between packed schedules
and a screen-loving culture, it can be difficult for
lights-out to occur at a reasonable hour. However, proper
rest is needed for your body to function at its peak -- and
of course, a good nightís sleep is the basis of the concept
of beauty rest. The National Sleep Foundationís recommends
that adults ages 18 to 64 should aim for seven to nine hours
Department of Health and Human Services links stress with
acne and other skin problems. Whether you prefer bubble
baths, a yoga practice, or quality time with friends, for
the sake of skin beauty and health, (as well as your
happiness) take time out from your schedule to reduce
Get smart about your skin
care -- a DIY approach can be an affordable and convenient
way to get the glowing skin you want.