Show your skin a little love

Love is in the air! We’ve compiled 5 easy ways to pamper your skin.

Love is in the air this month—which marks a great reminder to show your skin a little love, too! After all, it’s our body’s largest organ, one that works tirelessly to protect us from external elements, environmental pollutants and stress.

We’ve compiled a few helpful ways to pamper your skin and show it the gratitude it deserves.

5 easy tips to pamper your skin

Be consistent with your skincare routine.
You won’t see the full benefits of a skincare routine or product if you’re sporadic with it. Select products tailored to your skin type (our skincare experts can help you pick some out) and use them consistently. At the very least, remove your makeup before you go to sleep, no matter how tired you are!

Exfoliate regularly—but don’t overdo it.
When it comes to exfoliation, there can be too much of a good thing! While exfoliating is crucial for removing dead skin cells, over-exfoliating (or using products that are too harsh for your skin type) can damage your skin barrier and lead to issues like irritation, dryness or even breakouts. We recommend seeking out gentle products and using them (typically) two or three times a week.

Wear sunscreen every. single. day.
Yes, that means even in the winter or when it’s overcast. It’s one of the best ways to protect your skin from premature aging and sun damage. UV rays penetrate 365 days a year, so slather on that sunscreen year-round. Reapply it every two hours, especially if you’re spending time outside. Don’t forget about your neck and hands, too!

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
One of the biggest skincare misconceptions we see: thinking oily skin doesn’t need a moisturizer. That’s simply not true! The key is finding the right moisturizer for your skin type to lock in moisture and keep it happy. Check out our blog post on how to tackle dry winter skin for even more helpful tips.

Live a healthy lifestyle.
Treat your body well and it will translate to the skin from the inside out. Prioritize getting enough sleep so your skin can regenerate overnight. Eat a balanced diet full of nutrient-rich foods, avoiding processed foods and loads of sugar. Our skin craves hydration, so drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep it hydrated from within. Practice stress reduction techniques through exercise, deep breathing, meditation or time in nature.

Our skin is deserving of the same love we extend to other parts of our bodies and lives! By following these easy tips, you can achieve a healthy, radiant glow at home. Our skincare experts are also happy to help you pick out treatments and products tailored to your skin type, goals and concerns for an extra dose of love.

Book your next facial treatment at our Newmarket, Vaughan, Waterloo or Burlingon day spas. If you’re stuck on a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart, we’ve got you covered. Check out our spa gift cards for a last-minute gift they’re sure to love.