To attain the most beautiful skin, experts recommend drinking enough water by consuming the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, and more for those with special health issues, who spend lots of time in the sun or who engage in strenuous exercise or activity. Being well hydrated improves the elasticity of skin, making it look and feel beautiful.
Wearing sunscreen is another critical aspect of maintaining the beauty and health of skin. Year round sunscreen or a make-up containing sunscreen, should be applied on the face. In the summer, be sure to reapply every two hours. Many make-up lines offer sunscreen in the form of light powders, which are easy to apply, not greasy or smelly, and do a great job of protecting skin. When at the pool, or outdoors, be sure to apply sunscreen all over exposed skin and to reapply often. It is recommended to stay in the shade between the hours of ten and two, thus avoiding direct contact with bright mid-day sun.
You are what you eat, and in the case of your skin, this saying holds some truth. Foods rich in anti-oxidants, low in fat, and high in Vitamin C suggest healthier skin.
Other lifestyle choices affect the health of skin as well. Smoking has been shown to increase wrinkles by reducing the size of blood vessels carrying blood to the surface of the skin. To simply stop smoking is an enormous help to the health of skin. Regular exercise is another lifestyle choice that positively impacts the health of skin, by boosting blood circulation and increasing oxygen capacity.
Skin is the largest organ in the human body and the only organ on the outside of the body. As a result it deserves special consideration and attention. The Mayo Clinic recommends that skin be treated as gently as possible, cleaned with gentle products, patted dry and carefully moisturized. The estheticians at the Aspen Spa recommend, in addition to daily cleansing and moisturizing, a regular facial, every four to six weeks, or at the very least every season in addition to careful exfoliation. Facials are a method of deep cleaning the skin. Tools utilized by estheticians can diminish signs of aging, eliminate fine lines and stimulate the skin on a cellular level. Exfoliation through scrubs or masks removes old, dead skin, leaving bright, new skin exposed. However these treatments are not limited to the face. At the Aspen Club and Spa, skin treatments are for the entire body.
Finally, an important aspect to the health and beauty of skin is managing stress. To look and feel young, individuals must relax. Many of the body treatments at the Aspen Spa focus on cleaning and treating skin, but also ridding the body of toxins, stress and rebalancing the mind and body.
Summer is the time to look and feel your best; head on down to the Aspen Club and Spa to schedule your facial or body therapy today and start summer with a warm, beautiful glow!