Skin is something everyone, especially women, strives to maintain looking beautiful, youthful, and glowing. It is the organ in our body that receives the most external exposure to all of the dirt , UV - rays, and toxins in our world. Keeping your skin healthy is important to the overall health of your body because it is your first line of defense and the first barrier and filtration system for your body against the outside world. How to Obtain and Maintain Beautiful Naturally Healthy Skin :

1. Restorative Sleep

Sleep is one of the best beauty treatments! As we sleep, the skin is busy working. During the night the cells undergo a process of repair and rejuvenation, leaving new skin cells in place of old dead ones. The body takes this time to relax and recover from the negative effects of the day such as sun exposure, stress, and pollution. When we sleep, our body heals itself by elevating the levels of restorative hormones and decreasing the level of cortisol, the stress hormone. Vitamins and other anti- aging ingredients lose efficacy when exposed to sun, so using them at night in a good night cream is the best way to get the most benefit from their use.

2. Sun Protection

More than 80% of the premature aging of the skin is the result of tans we received before the age of 18. The cumulative effect of ultraviolet exposure is the breakdown of the proteins collagen and elastin, which makes the skin sag, stretch and wrinkle, causes hyperpigmentation and increases the risk of skin cancer. To protect your skin, always wear an SPF15 or higher, even in winter and on cloudy days Limit the amount of time you spend in the sun and wear sunglasses to protect the eyes and sensitive skin around them.

3. Have a Professional Skin Analysis 

Knowing your skin type is the first step toward healthy skin. A skin analysis by a licensed skin therapist is the foundation to beautiful healthy skin. A professional skin analysis involves an in-depth assessment of your skin’s health. It begins with questions regarding your medical history, sun exposure history, and lifestyle choices (i.e. smoking, alcohol consumption and eating and sleeping habits). Identifying your skin type and skin condition helps you make the best choices for skin care products and treatments that can benefit your skin.

4. Stop Smoking

Smoking speeds up the normal aging process of the skin, contributing to premature wrinkling and skin damage. The nicotine in cigarettes constricts the tiny blood vessels in the skin, impairing blood flow. Smoking chronically deprives the skin of oxygen and vital nutrients. Tobacco has more than 4000 chemicals. Some of them destroy collagen and elastin, the proteins that give our skin elasticity and strength, leading to sagging skin and deeper wrinkles. The best way to protect your skin - stop smoking!

5. Have Professional Skin Treatments and a Great Home Care Routine

Skin treatments will improve the health and appearance of your skin particularly if you get them on a regular basis. A professional skin treatment will leave your skin, body and spirit refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed. In addition to a thorough cleansing of the skin, exfoliation, massage and treatment mask, you will receive expert analysis of your skin type and condition. A proper home care routine, prescribed after your treatment, will prolong the benefits of your skin treatment. Having a healthy skin regime will ensure your skin will be the brightest, cleanest and smoothest skin ever!