With our busy lifestyles, it’s easy to fall into bad habits when it comes to looking after our skin health – whether it’s skipping the nightly cleanse so we can get to bed quicker, or not being diligent with our sunscreen and daily moisturising.
That’s why, just like we do with our teeth and our eyes, we should be scheduling regular skin health checks. An expert can help you to prevent premature skin ageing by prescribing a tailored skincare treatment program for you that ensures you have glowing skin all year round.
Not sure if you need a skin health check? Here are three signs you may be overdue for some professional guidance:
1. Dull and lifeless skin
Is your skin just not giving off that youthful glow it once did? This can be due to a myriad of lifestyle factors, from not drinking enough water, to not using the right quality skincare products. Many drugstore and supermarket moisturisers are not strong enough to penetrate your skin to the level they need to hydrate and protect. On the other hand, you could be using products that just aren’t suited to your skin type. For example, a foaming cleanser on dry skin types can result in even greater dehydration, causing your skin to lose its lustre.
2. Skin is starting to flake
If we don’t exfoliate regularly, either at home or via clinic-based treatments like Hydrafacial, then dead skin will build up quickly. This not only prevents our skincare products from penetrating our skin, thereby diminishing their efficacy, but it also causes our skin to flake. This is most obvious when we try to put on foundation and no matter how hard we blend, it just won’t absorb properly, resulting in a streaky and uneven appearance.
3. Pores are becoming more prominent
Your pores will naturally expand as you age but you can inadvertently speed the process up by not taking care of your skin. A build-up of oil, dead skin and congestion can all cause your skin to swell and your pores to appear larger, as can excessive sun exposure by damaging your skin’s elasticity and depleting collagen.
Book a skin health check with our experts today to learn more about effective skin treatments and how we can help you master the artistry of you®.