In our last post, we began giving you the keys to having healthier skin in the year to come. Dealing with skin redness, blemishes, dryness or oiliness can be extremely frustrating. Everywhere you go you find yourself worrying if the person you are talking to if noticing all those things about your skin that make you uncomfortable. When you aren’t comfortable with the way your skin looks, you can’t truly be yourself. Continue reading below to find out the rest of our tips for getting the most out of your skin from here on out.

Avoid Fancy Toothpaste

You probably never thought about it when you were trying to decide between the many toothpaste flavors that are available but added flavor ingredients such as mint or cinnamon can have a negative effect on you. These sorts of toothpastes can lead to perioral dermatitis which can cause redness, pimples or even scaling around the mouth in some people. Use a paste meant to clean your teeth that won’t mess up your skin.

Watch Your Sun Exposure (While Inside)

part-2-side-page-content-image-011317Yes, we know it sounds silly. Most people think that sun is only bad for them when they are outdoors and in direct contact with the UV rays. However, whether you are inside your home or your car, if sunlight is touching your skin, it still can pose a risk. After all, a glass pane isn’t going to do much to protect your skin from the sun. You will also want to make sure you are apply sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF once summer rolls around to avoid sunburns in the short term and wrinkles in the long term.

Less Dairy, Less Acne

Some of us go out entire lives consuming things that we aren’t even aware are affecting us negatively. Dairy is one of these things for a large number of people. Women who consume more milk, tend to have more breakouts. Weird, right? Something that is even more strange is the different effect skim milk tends to have on the skin than whole milk, as the skim causes a greater risk of developing acne. We’re not saying cut out dairy completed! Believe us, we love cheese as much as the next person. However, being aware of the way your skin reacts when you do consume dairy products can at the very least prevent you from having a milkshake the day before a planned photo op.

Use Water-Based Hair Products

When it comes to your skin, natural is best. And what is more natural than water? Hair products that contain oils or waxes will undoubtedly clog your pores which can result in acne on your forehead, back, arms or elsewhere. Don’t worry, there are plenty of shampoos and conditioners that are made with healthy oils and waxes.

Invest In Quality Skin Care Products

When you stop into Allura Skin, Laser and Wellness Center, we can help you to find the perfect skin care products for you. By telling our expert beauty staff what you dislike about your skin, we will do our best to identify the cleanser, toner, lotion and more that you need to have for the skin you want to have. Get bright, soft and even skin when you shop at Allura in Loveland or Fort Collins today.