It’s never too late to start looking after your skin, even if you’re the type of person who barely moisturizes or falls asleep with your makeup on every now and then. Everyday life brings challenges for our skin, from exposure to sunlight, to how easily your pores can become blocked from dirt in the air.

Thankfully, there are some simple ways that you can start to take care of your skin, and they don’t involve having to make your own face masks.

Make hydration a priority

How much water do you drink each day? If you’re skipping water in favour of your morning coffee, it’s not going to help your skin. Your skin is an organ, so it needs water to function at its best. If your skin isn’t getting the right amount of water, it could result in dryness, flakiness, and tightness. Not to mention the fact that dry skin is more prone to wrinkling.

Invest in quality skin care products

Using cheap products or ones that are not suited to your skin type can do more harm than good for your skin, both now and in the long run. Natural, plant-based ingredients are essential to keeping your skin looking fresh, and adding some high-quality products to your routine could completely change how you feel about your skin.

Vancouver-based skin care company skoah’s range of products are customized for each skin type, contain no petroleum byproducts, and they’re PETA certified.

Maintain a healthy and nutritious diet

Never underestimate the power of a diet filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins. BBC Good Food explains that eating the correct balance of foods helps feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs.

An antioxidant-rich, balanced diet can help give you the optimal levels of nutrients for more radiant skin – vitamins C and E, zinc, selenium, and beta carotene. Put simply, you are what you eat.

Protect your skin from harmful UV rays

While everyone likes hitting Kits Beach in the summer, it’s crucial to protect your skin when you do. You could do this by wearing a moisturizer with SPF in it, keeping a small bottle of sunscreen in your bag, or wearing protective clothing for the weather you’re experiencing. Protect your eyes and the skin around them by wearing sunglasses, and maybe a hat, too. Besides, this just gives your style an added edge.

Get regular personalized facials

It’s time to start thinking about self-care and focusing on yourself. We can tell you that getting a regular, personalized facial by a Skin Care Trainer at skoah is the best way to begin. The team at skoah can help you find the right routine for your skin workout. This includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, customized masks, and a muscle-melting massage. Don’t worry, these aren’t like your typical workouts — they’re relaxing, sweat-free, and pure bliss.

To help you get started, we’ve teamed up with skoah to give you the chance to win skoah yearly membership. Perks of the skoah yearly membership includes six personalized facials over 12 months, member-only treats, and product discounts.

All you have to do is enter the contest here. When you do, you’ll receive a $25 certificate to use towards your first 45 or 75-minute skoah facial! A lucky winner will be announced at the end of May.

Book an appointment for your personalized facial at skoah Kitsilano now, and be on your way to beautiful skin.

Skoah Kitsilano, 2258 West 4th Avenue, 604-609-0200, skoah.com/kitsilano

Last modified: May 19, 2019

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