Updated: Oct 20, 2022
Get into a Routine
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. So, you can understand why it is so important to keep it healthy. It is the soft tissue covering your body that guards the muscles, tendons, bones, and internal organs consisting of up to 20% of your body weight. So how do we protect it?
One way to do this is by finding and keeping a head-to-toe skincare routine that is easy to manage. Not sure where to begin, try sticking to a routine such as this:
It's that easy!
We've all heard the terms "Black don't crack" "Asian don't raisin" and "Brown don't frown"? Well, it is true that darker hued skin ages slower due to the high concentration of melanin and a thicker dermis. However, don't be too quick to think time and the elements aren't harming darker toned skin.
For all skin tones, as we get older, our skin cells regenerate at a much slower pace. With this in mind, our skin may appear to look dull, the texture changes, wrinkles appear, fine lines develop, and some of us notice an abundance of moles and skin tags. The iodine in our body is lessened, the collagen and elastin fibers begin to weaken, so the skin's ability to bounce back lowers. Add gravity to the mix and now we got droopy eyelids, sagging chins, frown lines, and more.
Don't forget the elements. Depending on where you live in this world, the elements surrounding us like the sun exposure, wind, pollution, and even the water we bath in or drink, play a big factor on our skin's health. Luckily, with good skin care using quality skin care products, can help you keep your skin looking and feeling youthful, vibrant, and healthy.
Tips You Can Use
Drink Water and Mind Your Business. Seriously, staying hydrated by drinking water and submerging in water helps replenish moisture you may lose throughout your day. Minding your business, well, you would be surprised how much stress plays a factor on our skin's health. Stress can lead to acne outbreaks, redness, or rashes, and even affects the protein production in your skin which control your elasticity.
Get Your Face, Your Neck, Your Body and Your Scalp! Your face and neck are some of the most exposed parts of your body and signs of aging appear there first. It is important that you take care of your face and neck but don't forget the rest of your body. Use gentle cleansers, toners, and hydrating products like moisturizers for the face or creams & oils for the body to help keep your skin glowing. Then lock in moisture and protect your skin by using products that include SPF of 15 or higher. This includes on your lips! They are a part of your face; healthy lips makes your smile even more beautiful.
Stop Baking and Bleaching Your Body! Avoid tanning beds. If you can't resist darkening your skin to get that "just left the beach look", look for natural looking sunless tanning products or tinted moisturizers for body and face, whether you are looking for a hint of color or a deeper tone. Over exposure to the sun can cause skin damage and or skin cancer. Check your skin routinely and contact your doctor if you notice any abnormal changes.
Fading dark spots and balancing skin tone is one thing but bleaching it to change your complexion is another. Wanting to reduce the appearance of dark spots due to hyperpigmentation is quite common however bleaching your skin comes with some risk. It can increase light and sun sensitivity, numbness, and increase risk of developing other skin problems to include cancer because most skin lighting products contain mercury. All skin care products are not made equal. That's why we pride ourselves on creating products that won't do more harm to your skin but improve its appearance and health.
You Are What You Eat. Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Your skin is affected by the food you eat, negatively or positively. Foods rich in antioxidants and healthy fats result in glowing hydrated skin whereas sugary foods and empty calories hurt your complexion. While makeup or cosmetic surgeries can enhance your look, eating a balanced diet and exercising can "improve" your looks and skin health. Combined with skin care products from Sivad Beauty that are rich in ingredients you could eat, it's a win-win for your skin.
Stop Smoking and Reduce Alcohol. Do we even need to discuss how harmful smoking is for your skin? Dark circles, clogged pores, smelly carbons, must we go on, not to mention the cell damage. Alcohol (not the rubbing kind but liquor such as vodka) is an ingredient in our Spiced Vodka foot soak because it can have benefits such as being an astringent, toner, or detoxifier due to its disinfectant and detoxifying properties. Yet drinking too much alcohol can be harmful to your skin due to fluid loss. Now that we mentioned rubbing alcohol, beware of products that contain non consumable alcohol as well. You want to limit your usage for the same reason, dehydration, which can lead to irritation, redness, and dry itchy skin. If you use products with alcohol in it, follow up with a good moisturizer. As a challenge for yourself, try not drinking alcohol for a month and you could see less swelling, even skin tones, and a more hydrated look.
Find Products that Work for Your Skin Type. As stated, people have all different skin types, even on your body. For example, we may have an oily face but dry scalp. We also live in different environments, have different eating habits, lifestyles, and even budgets. So, it is important to find skin care products and a routine that works for you. Sivad Beauty offers a wide range of products designed to help restore your skin to a healthy state and fit right in with your needs. Today's skin care products can be for normal, oil, dry, sensitive, or combination skin but you can find products that highlights other concerns such as anti-aging, hypoallergenic, or moisturizing, for example. Let us be your one stop shop for it all.