Want smoother, more radiant skin in 2021? If so, the best skincare resolution you can make this year is to provide your skin with what it needs. That means drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy diet, and giving your complexion the attention it deserves. Keep reading to learn how to achieve your best #nofilter complexion!
Westchester’s Best Skin Care Resolutions
- Eat Your Way to Healthier Skin: Want your skin to look it’s very best? Then it’s time to make some changes to your diet. Our food choices directly affect our skin’s color, texture, and overall health. Therefore, you’ll want to incorporate plenty of veggies, anti-oxidant rich fruits, and healthy fats into your daily diet. Foods known for their skin-nourishing properties include plums, berries, avocado, walnuts, salmon, tuna, whole grains, and plenty of healthy oils such as olive, grape seed, or coconut oil!
- Get Skin-tensive with Your Hydration: Did you know that up to 60% of the human adult body is water? According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are 73% water, the lungs are 83% water, and the skin contains 64% water. That means if a clear, youthful-looking complexion is your goal in 2021, you’ll need to ensure you’re drinking plenty of high-quality H2O! Our bodies need water to carry out their most essential functions, including keeping our skin looking its best. For this reason, adult males should be drinking about 3.2 quarts of water per day, and adult females should consume roughly 2.3 quarts per day. Drink up for healthy, happy skin!
- SPF & TLC for Glowing, Radiant Skin: Alongside diet and hydration, several other environmental factors can impact the skin’s integrity. First and foremost: the sun. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of applying SPF to your skin every day (yes, even when it’s cold outside!). Exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) light – also known as photoaging – is responsible for 90% of visible changes to the skin, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. Not only does sunlight and UV light exposure increase one’s risk of getting skin cancer, but it also causes pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles—especially as we age. The best way to prevent sun damage and skin aging is to avoid the sun entirely, but being that we’re not nocturnal creatures, doing so would be pretty unrealistic. However, the next best thing we can do is apply moisturizers and beauty products containing SPF protection regularly.
In addition to the sun’s harmful rays, smog, car exhaust, and other physical pollutants can have an incredibly negative impact on the skin—causing clogged pores, a dull complexion, and several other skin issues. The best way to address these concerns? Treat your skin to a little TLC at SkinCenter! Discover Westchester’s best skin-rejuvenating treatments, including facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and more!