Healthy looking skin is not only desirable — it’s achievable. But it doesn’t happen overnight, and requires more than reaching for a bottle of lotion once or twice a week. Healthier looking skin can be maintained and improved with a few smart skin secrets and simple lifestyle tweaks. Focus on consistency to get healthier looking skin that lets you both see and feel the difference .
Deodorizing and heavily fragranced body cleansers can remove protective lipids and damage skin overtime, so clean your skin with a gentle cleanser that’s fragrance-free to avoid potential irritation and damage. Then while still in the shower, follow with fragrance-free Eucerin In-Shower Body Lotion, which contains pro-vitamin B5, to boost hydration. It’s fast to apply and allows you to take on your day with soft, smooth, moisturized skin.
Limit Hot Showers
A steamy shower may feel good on sore muscles, but it also dries out the skin. Keep showers lukewarm and under 10 minutes to avoid stripping the skin of its natural moisture barrier.
Exfoliation is essential for removing flaky, dead skin. When bathing, apply a body cleanser containing alpha-hydroxy acid to helps make the dead cells easier to remove. Concentrate on rough areas like knees, elbows and arms and buff in a circular motion to help rid your skin of dry, scaly patches.
If you’re on the go or prefer a gentler exfoliant, use Eucerin Intensive Repair lotion. Its unique formula gently exfoliates dead skin cells while creating a lipid like barrier on your skin, which helps lock moisture in.
Focus on Health and Exercise
Work on your skin from the inside out. Add plenty of antioxidant-rich foods like kale, carrots, berries and kiwi with vitamins A, B, C and E for a healthy complexion. In addition to good nutrition, getting enough exercise plays a role too; it increases blood flow and detoxes the skin through perspiration.
Change Up Your Moisturizer With the Seasons
Your choice for hydration should change with the seasons. Dropping winter temps lead to drier skin, so try Eucerin’s Intensive Repair Lotion in cold weather. The fragrance-free formula helps skin retain moisture for 24 hours.
In warmer summer months, opt for Eucerin’s lighter Daily Hydration Lotion — a fast-absorbing, non-greasy texture that keeps your skin looking its best.
Even the best skincare routine is incomplete without proper sun protection. A broad-spectrum sunscreen is essential to help keep skin healthy looking and defend against the signs of aging. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily, being careful to apply it to often-overlooked areas like the back of the neck, chest, hands and tops of the ears. Even when it’s cloudy or cold, you need sunscreen — and remember to check the bottle’s expiration date.
Beware of Fads
Almost every month, the latest and greatest exotic skin ingredient is revealed with fanfare, but the truth is “new” doesn’t beat tested skin science. Eucerin Advanced Repair Dry Skin Lotion formulated with Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMFs), a combination of moisturizing ingredients naturally found in the skin, helps maintain moisturized, healthy-looking skin and gives back to your skin what it naturally produces and needs to maintain moisturized, healthy-looking skin. The fast-absorbing formula delivers up to 48 hours of moisture and helps repair the skin for more supple, healthier looking skin.