Take Steps Toward Healthy Skin
It’s National Healthy Skin Month! When you think about your body’s organs, what comes to mind? Your first thoughts may be stomach, heart, or lungs. But what about your skin? Skin is, in fact, an organ, and the largest of them all. There are two main layers of skin, with epidermis being the top layer and dermis below it. It has many different functions and plays a protective role in keeping our bodies safe. Skin acts as a protective barrier against things like viruses, bacteria, chemicals, and more. It has many other functions including body temperature regulation, recognition of sensations, protection against UV rays, and protection from fluids. As a major part of your body, it is important to take the proper steps toward caring for your skin so that it can continue to perform its roles.
Many factors contribute to healthy skin. If you are struggling to maintain your skin, consider making some of these lifestyle changes.
Consume Healthy Foods
Your food affects your skin! It is important to include nutrient-rich foods in your diet. Some foods that are good for your skin include avocados, sweet potatoes, broccoli, nuts, and salmon.
Reduce Stress Levels
Acne, rashes, and other blemishes can occur on the skin as a result of stress. Some ways to reduce stress include exercising, practicing mindfulness, and eating healthy.
Smoking affects your skin! It can cause skin cancer, yellowing of the skin, and premature aging.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Moisturize your skin! Keep your face hydrated with creams and lotions. There are different types of moisturizers for different skin types. You can get them for dry skin, oily skin, and sensitive skin.
Prevent sun damage as well as premature aging by applying sunscreen to your skin.
Along with lifestyle changes, facials can be beneficial to maintaining healthy skin. At Athena Wellness Center, we offer Hydrafacials and DermaSound. Hydrafacials allows for cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration of the skin. DermaSound improves all skin conditions including wrinkles, acne, rosacea and pigmentation issues.
During the Hydrafacial process, dead skin cells are removed. Once the new skin is revealed, the next step is an acid peel. This helps loosen dirt and debris from pores without irritation. Extractions come next, where painless, automated extractions use vortex suction to clean out your pores. During the hydration process, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid are Vortex-Fused™ to nourish and protect the skin. Finally, HydraFacial™ Daily Essentials™ help maintain and protect your results.
What is DermaSound? DermaSound™ Elite is a safe, state-of-the-art ultrasonic skin treatment system that incorporates environmentally safe water with low frequency sound waves for superior results. The process involves cavitation, sonophoresis. and microcurrent. Cavitation involves removing the micro-damaged layer and dead skin cells using a gentle ‘micro-jet’ frequency with kinetic force that spins water molecules across the skin surface in vibrations of 28,000 times per second without trauma or inflammation. Sonophoresis is a bio-molecular penetration of skin care nutrients and other topical to the skin cells that can only be achieved if the correct frequency and power densities are synchronized. Microcurrent allows the skin care professional to rebalance and repair cells for younger acting skin by assisting in the transport of nutrients, eliminating waste from the cells, and influencing mitochondria to increase ATP energy.
Improve Your Skin With Help From Athena Wellness Center
Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month with these helpful tips. Your skin will thank you by being radiant and glowing. To learn more health services and treatments available for your skin, contact Athena Wellness Center today!