Cleanse and Moisturize
The start of the New Year is the perfect time to give your face a refresh and start the year off with glowing skin. Cleansing and moisturizing your skin are key to maintaining a healthy complexion, and it’s important to ensure that you follow a consistent routine.
In this article, we’ll explore how to use the right products, and the best techniques to keep your skin looking its best in the New Year.
For healthy, balanced skin, it’s important to cleanse daily. It’s important to remember that using the wrong cleanser or scrub can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause irritation. Choose a gentle cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. If your skin is prone to breakouts, look for a cleanser with Salicylic Acid to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and promote clear, smooth skin. For dry or sensitive skin, look for a nourishing formula with ingredients like Glycerin or natural oils such as Jojoba oil or Aloe Vera.
For best results:
- Wet your face with lukewarm water before applying cleanser (warm water can be very drying and hot water can irritate delicate facial skin).
- Massage cleanser into dampened face in circular motions.
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Pat dry – avoid rubbing the face.
- Apply moisturizer while the face is still slightly damp.
Moisturize twice a day
Moisturizing your skin at least twice a day is an essential part of any beauty routine. Moisturizers can restore, protect and maintain the skin’s natural barrier function and reduce trans-epidermal water loss, which can lead to dry or itchy skin.
During the day, choose lighter, oil-free moisturizers that absorb quickly without leaving a residue on the surface of your skin. At night, richer creams are better at trapping moisture in the skin while you sleep and repairing any damage caused by environmental effects like pollution or sun exposure.
Look for moisturizers that contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides and botanical extracts to help nourish and improve the texture of your skin over time. Make sure to read labels carefully before purchasing so you know exactly what kind of ingredients are in your skincare product.
Exfoliating is an important step in any skincare routine, as it sloughs away dead skin cells and encourages healthier, more radiant skin. Exfoliation also promotes cell turnover, which can help fade dark spots, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and even out skin tone. As we approach the New Year 2023, now is the perfect time to revisit your exfoliation routine and make sure you’re taking the right steps to keep your face looking its best.
Use gentle exfoliating products
Exfoliation is an important part of any skincare routine. It helps remove the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing the brighter and healthier skin underneath. For those with sensitive skin, it is important to use gentle products when exfoliating.
Natural ingredients such as lemon juice, honey, yogurt and oatmeal are an excellent option for gentle exfoliation. For best results, avoid harsh or abrasive scrubs and look for products that contain fine particles such as adzuki beans, natural cloves or bamboo beads which will gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells without causing damage to your complexion.
As part of your regular skincare routine, you should aim to exfoliate no more than once a week.
Exfoliate once a week
Achieving healthy, glowing skin can be as simple as adding a weekly exfoliation routine to your skin care regimen. While traditional methods like scrubs are used to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face, chemical exfoliation has become increasingly popular for its gentler approach.
Chemical exfoliants are made from acids like AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid). These exfoliants dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cell together, allowing them to be easily removed from the surface of your face. This method of exfoliation is highly effective at cleansing pores, allowing products intended to treat acne, discoloration and other signs of aging or damage to penetrate deeper and provide better results.
When using chemical exfoliants, it’s important to:
- Start with a lower concentration and work up gradually in order to protect your skin’s natural barrier and prevent any adverse reactions like irritation or redness.
- Aim for gentle weekly treatments (though this may vary depending on individual preferences or needs) and try not to exceed a concentration stronger than 10% as irritation can occur beyond that percentage.
- Don’t forget to use moisturizers afterwards in order to select hydration back into the skin while adding additional protective layers against external threats that can negatively impact the effectiveness of any product used after treatment.
Preparing your face for the New Year 2023 can start by making sure you always practice sun protection. Sun damage is one of the most common causes of premature aging and skin cancer, so it’s critical to make sure you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen and avoid sun exposure whenever possible.
Let’s look at some of the best ways to protect your skin from the sun:
Wear a SPF of at least 30
The most important step in caring for your skin is wearing a sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 every single day, regardless of the weather or where you are. Dermatologists recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are the longer, age-accelerating ones, while UVB are the shorter rays more associated with sunburns. It’s also important to note that UVA damage can cause your skin to age prematurely, and even though you may not get a sunburn on days where there isn’t much sun, UVA (and therefore aging) is still happening.
Broad-spectrum sunscreens should contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (also known as physical blockers because they physically block out both UVA and UVB). In addition, chemical blockers like oxybenzone work by absorbing the harmful UV radiation instead of reflecting it away from your skin. It’s always best to read the ingredients on any sunscreen before applying it!
If you’re into makeup and would like to include additional protection for your skin in that way, look for products containing mineral or micronized versions of titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. These formulas offer superior protection with less whitening than traditional formulas without sacrificing coverage. Just be sure to apply it with some kind of brush instead of using your fingers in order to get effective coverage!
Reapply throughout the day
No matter how strong the SPF is, our skin can still be damaged by sun exposure if we don’t reapply sunscreen throughout the day. An SPF of 15 can prevent 93% of UVB rays and an SPF of 30 can protect against up to 97%, but unless you reapply every two hours, it won’t last that long and your skin will eventually be exposed.
When it comes to protecting your skin, don’t forget to also reapply after swimming, toweling off and sweating. To guarantee optimal sun protection, use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15. This ensures both UVA and UVB protection. Pay special attention to any areas that may be exposed, like ears, nose and back of hands.
If you don’t have ample warning when you go outside for a few hours during the day or plan on spending the entire afternoon outdoors, it may be a good idea to carry a bottle of sunscreen with a high SPF along with you so that you can reapply as needed throughout the day. This way your face will remain protected from the sun’s harmful rays no matter what activities or impromptu plans come your way!
Eating a balanced and healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your face looking its best for the new year. Eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables provides essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help to keep your skin looking radiant, while avoiding processed and sugary foods may help to reduce blemishes and inflammation. Eating a balanced diet as part of an overall healthy lifestyle may even help to reduce the risk of developing wrinkles.
In this article, we’ll discuss what constitutes a healthy diet and how you can incorporate these foods into your daily routine:
Eat a balanced diet
Having a healthy, balanced diet is essential to ensuring your body gets the nutrients it needs to function optimally. Eating a balanced diet means consuming foods from each of the major food groups in proportion to each other and helps you get the right amount of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) as well as micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). This type of diet should include fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. Additionally, reducing foods high in added sugar, sodium or saturated fat is recommended.
By including daily servings of fruit and vegetables into your diet you will be getting important vitamins such as Vitamin A for vision health; Vitamin B for energy; Vitamin C for immunity; and Vitamin D for bone health. Eating plenty of whole grains keeps your blood sugar stable and can reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Consuming healthy fats like those found in nuts, seeds or fatty fish can improve heart health by lowering cholesterol levels.
Eating a balanced diet has many benefits such as providing energy to fuel exercise; supporting digestive health; helping manage weight; improving skin health through antioxidant-rich foods; maintaining strong bones; boosting immunity through nutrient-rich foods; preventing nutrient deficiencies; reducing risk of chronic diseases like diabetes or hypertension through controlling portion size.
Limiting highly processed convenience foods also prevents against potential adverse health effects due to their sodium content or unhealthy additives like preservatives or artificial flavours. Remember that it is best to get nutrition from food sources rather than relying on dietary supplements which may not provide all essential nutrients needed by the body on a daily basis.
Drink plenty of water
Drinking plenty of water is important for both our physical and mental health. It helps to keep us hydrated, can reduce stress and fatigue, and help to maintain clear-thinking and concentration levels. Additionally, it can help you lose weight by keeping you from overeating.
Water is essential for our bodies as it helps regulate temperature, remove waste, lubricate joints and transport nutrients. The World Health Organisation recommends women drink at least 2 litres (eight 8-ounce glasses) of water a day while men reach 3 litres (twelve 8-ounce glasses).
It’s important to remember that thirst isn’t necessarily a good indicator of how much we need to drink – by the time we feel thirsty dehydration has already begun to occur. Try carrying around a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day or keeping one in the kitchen at home or your desk at work as a helpful reminder that water should be consumed regularly.
You can flavour your own water with natural ingredients such as:
- Citrus fruits like lemons and oranges
- Mint leaves
Additionally you could try swapping sugary drinks such as soda or juice for herbal tea which often also have calming benefits – such as peppermint tea which is known for its digestive properties and chamomile tea which aids relaxation.
Maintaining a youthful, glowing complexion isn’t just about a good skincare routine. Professional treatments from a licensed esthetician can allow you to achieve the best results with your skin.
2020 is coming to a close and the New Year is just around the corner. Empathea in Venice, Florida offers some of the best professional treatments to help you keep your face looking its best for the New Year 2023.
At Empathea in Venice, Florida, we offer a range of professional facials to help keep your face its best for the new year. Our licensed estheticians customize our signature facials to reach optimum results.
We offer four basic types of Facials:
- Traditional Facial: This facial is customized for your skin type to help unclog and purify your pores and combat acne or breakouts.
- Oxygen Facial: We infuse oxygen, vitamins and antioxidants into the skin and massage it deep into the tissue to hydrate, heal, stimulate circulation and eliminate toxins from tissues.
- Brightening Facial: If you’re looking for a brighter complexion that helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation such as dark spots or even freckles, this is the ideal treatment to get that perfect complexion you desire.
- Lifting Facial: A relaxing therapeutic facial designed specifically to lift and firm sagging skin with massage techniques using special serums infused with light therapy technology.
Our facials are designed not only to restore beauty but also renew confidence in our clients’ skin care needs. We understand bespoke facial treatments are important as each person’s skin is different; therefore it is important that we tailor our treatments accordingly while keeping in mind all desired benefits such as reducing wrinkles and improving texture. That’s why at Empathea we strive for excellence in providing an enjoyable experience so you may savor every moment!
Chemical peels are among the most popular professional treatments. They can exfoliate the skin and improve its appearance, texture, and tone by removing damaged superficial layers of skin. A chemical peel is usually done to improve the problems like wrinkles, age spots, freckles, pigmentation or uneven skin tones on the face and other parts of the body.
Chemical peels work by causing controlled destruction of layers of skin tissue. The upper layer contains damaged cells that can cause dullness and other skin problems. Chemical solutions applied to the face then dissolve the top layer in a controlled way while leaving a new healthy surface behind.
The type of chemical peel used depends on individual needs and goals as well as upon desired results. Common solutions include lactic acid, trichloracetic acid (TCA), glycolic acid, natural solutions like fruit acids or even salicylic acid peels. Solutions vary widely in strength; certain people may require strong solutions like TCA while gentle solutions are considered best for sensitive skin types.
Working with an experienced aesthetician allows you to receive appropriate recommendations for your individual needs and benefit from a tailored treatment plan for best results when it comes to chemical peels.
Microdermabrasion is a type of professional skin treatment that involves the use of specialized abrasive tools or diamond-tipped exfoliating tips to gently but effectively remove the uppermost layer of dead skin cells from the face and other areas of the body. This process helps to improve skin texture by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, enlarged pores, acne scars, superficial age spots and other forms of discoloration.
At Empathea in Venice, Florida we offer a unique microdermabrasion treatment that deeply exfoliates your skin while providing repairs on a cellular level. Our four step treatment includes:
- Cleansing with alpha-hydroxy-acids to lift away dirt and excess oil.
- Gentle mechanical exfoliation.
- Infusion with calming serums.
- A final protective treatment with hyaluronic acid.
Our innovative method stimulates collagen production which increases epidermal turnover rates. For best results it is recommended that clients receive eight treatments spaced evenly over six months.
We are committed to helping you keep your face looking its best for the New Year 2023 with our Microdermabrasion treatment so give us a visit today!