Remember that smooth, supple skin of your younger years? Or, if you’re a parent, consider the silky smooth skin of your child when he or she was a baby. If you found yourself thinking critically about the current condition of your skin, chances are you’re not alone. Many people focus on diet and exercise for getting in shape or losing weight, but not many people give a lot of thought to how they can keep their skin looking youthful and radiant. Given that our skin is the largest organ in the body and the first thing people see, it is surprising that there is not more focus on keeping it healthy. At Radiance Day Spa, we understand that there’s more to good skin care than meets the eye. Today we’ll take a look at three tips for taking care of your skin.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

This is perhaps the best thing you can do for your skin. As we age, our skin is more susceptible to drying out, so it goes without saying that they older you are, the more important this step is in your skin care regime. No matter your skin type, there is a moisturizer on the market suited for you. Many people with sensitive skin have the misconception that applying a moisturizer may make them break out. In truth, the right moisturizer can keep your skin’s oil content balanced, which may prevent breakouts from happening. If you have questions about the right moisturizer for your skin, give one of our trained estheticians a call — they would love to speak with you!

Protection from the Sun

Even if you aren’t planning on spending the day at the park or beach, protecting your skin from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays should still be a priority. Sun exposure, including indirect exposure to UV rays, remains the leading cause of skin cancer today. Additionally, excess sun exposure can lead to wrinkling and spotting of your skin. Seeking shade when possible, covering exposed skin, and wearing hats and sunglasses can help protect your skin from UV rays, but these actions are not the only ones you should take. It is also vital to include sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher in your daily routine. Thankfully, many cosmetics on the market today are SPF-infused to make protecting your skin as easy as possible.

Consider Your Diet

It’s true — diet matters and we should all have as healthy of a diet as possible. Likewise, hydration is equally important as what we eat. This makes sense when you consider that what we eat and drink is what fuels our body. Staying well hydrated will help the condition of your skin, as can ensuring that you’re getting your daily dose of Vitamin A, B, C, and E. In the past, it’s been recommended to consume at least eight glasses of water per day. While this is a good guideline, your own specific needs can vary based on your health, how active you are, and where you live. Following simple dietary guidelines, such as avoiding excess alcohol or sugar intake, can be beneficial for skin as well.

These three tips only scratch the surface of good skin care basics. At Radiance Day Spa, we know and understand that the health and appearance of your skin is important to you and your overall well-being. Our day spa services have helped many achieve the youthful, radiant skin of their dreams. If you’re looking to refresh your complexion, Radiance Day Spa can design a skin care package that’s individually tailored to your specific skin type and needs. Contact one of our trained estheticians today to discuss what services may be beneficial for you — we’d love to hear from you!