Potency No. 710 has products to help keep your skin healthy. Some even say that they hold the power to reverse many skin issues as well! However, having healthy skin is reliant on much more than the products we utilize! To achieve and maintain healthy skin, it takes routine, consistency, and awareness. Here are eight healthy skin habits that we encourage everyone to embrace!
Water consumption is vital to our overall health, and it is also detrimentally essential to the health of our skin. Drinking ample amounts of water daily can help you not only to tighten your skin but also to maintain a healthy glow.
Hydration via water is also essential for helping to maintain a good pH balance in your skin. Additionally, washing your face thoroughly with water after utilizing face wash is also essential for maintaining the correct pH balance, in return helping improve the health of your skin.
Drinking water also helps to remove toxins from your system, helping to improve not only the health of your skin but your overall body. Staying hydrated also helps to maintain your skin’s elasticity, and it has been shown that those that drink ample amounts of water are less likely to scar and show signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. These are just a few benefits that drinking ample amounts of water have for the health of your skin.
SPF is essential. Wearing a safe SPF sunscreen regularly can help to prevent your skin from the harmful UV rays it is exposed to on a daily basis. Utilizing sunscreen also helps you to maintain an even skin tone and helps to prevent premature aging of the skin through UV ray protection.
Additionally, research has found that wearing sunscreen also helps to lower your risk of developing skin cancer. In fact, statistics from the CDC estimate that you can cut your risk of developing skin cancer in half through proper SPF protection.
Not just any sunscreen protection will do, though, as many of the ones you find in department and drug stores contain nasty ingredients. Mineral sunscreen options are the absolute best choice and contain all-natural ingredients! We are a big fan of the Covered and Shaded mineral SPF options we offer here at Potency No. 710!
Our quality and consistency of sleep affect many aspects of our well-being. Naturally, our sleep routine also drastically affects the largest organ in our anatomy, our skin. For those that do not have a healthy sleep routine, the skin tells all. From hanging eyelids, dark undereye circles, wrinkles, paler skin, and swollen eyes, if you are not receiving the proper amount of sleep, your skin will let you know. The side effects of improper sleep were proven in a 2013 research study. Some of these side effects were prevalent after as little as one night of poor sleep.
It has been found that while you are sleeping that the blood flow within your skin increases, allowing it to rebuild collagen as well as counteract UV exposure damage, in return helping to reduce the signs of wrinkles and age spots. According to Healthline, it is recommended that you get a full 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
Exfoliating is the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. As we age, our body’s ability to regenerate cells digresses. This leads to slower regeneration of new skin cells as well as a reduction in how fast the skin sheds old cells. This buildup of dead skin cells can start to accumulate on the surface of the skin, leaving it with a dry, rough, and dull look and fill. This buildup can also lead to clogged pores and excess oil buildup on the skin, which can lead to blemishes and acne.
By exfoliating regularly and helping your body to naturally shed itself of old skin cells and make room for new ones, you can help the overall health of your skin. Removing this barrier of dead skin cells also allows for moisturizing products to better penetrate the skin, increasing their efficiency and resulting in healthier skin for you! We recommend using soft Gamache and light granule based scrubs for the body. Be sure when choosing an exfoliant for your face that you find a nonabrasive natural product.
Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. We can’t express this enough! The health of your skin is reliant on its ability to retain moisture. By utilizing a moisturizer daily, you help your skin in many ways. Moisturizing helps to create a protective, soothing layer between you and potentially damaging environmental factors. It also helps to slow down the reduction of your skin’s naturally produced moisture in addition to replacing some of the oils that your skin naturally makes.
Moisturizing has also been shown to help prevent aging by nourishing your skin. Those that moisturize regularly have been shown to have fewer wrinkles, most likely due to the skin barrier which it creates. Moisturizing can also help to prevent outbreaks of common skin conditions such as eczema, as dry skin is the most common underlying trigger for the skin condition. Might we recommend the Higher Good full-body luxury moisturizer with CBD, CBG, plant butters, notes of tonka, myrrh, and other natural ingredients?
We are what we eat, and our skin can be a great mirror of that sentiment, as the health of your skin is highly dependent on the nutrients your body receives. A healthy diet leads to healthy skin in many ways.
A healthy diet includes healthy fats, which have been proven to help preserve the moisture and suppleness of our body’s most commonly neglected organ, our skin. Healthy fats can be found in food such as avocados, nuts, olive oil, seeds, and wild fish, to name a few. Healthy fats are essential to not only the health of your skin but also your entire body as they help you to better absorb and utilize other nutrients.
A healthy diet has also been shown to help prevent and eliminate acne. If you are acne prone, it has been shown that decreasing your intake of starchy food such as pasta and bread can be beneficial as these foods tend to increase blood sugar levels which can lead to increased inflammation resulting in acne outbreaks.
Numerous research studies have also shown that there is a direct link between fine lines and wrinkles and what we eat. It has been shown that eating a healthy diet can help to optimize the production of collagen naturally in the body, which is responsible for the elasticity of the skin as well as skin cells. To help stabilize the production of collagen in your body, it is recommended that you reduce the amount of sugar you intake.
Regularly washing our skin, including our face, daily offers great benefits for the overall health of our skin as it is essential for removing oil, dirt, and other unwanted compounds from the surface. It is frightening, actually, how many pollutants, viruses, and the amount of bacteria, and dirt accumulates on our skin daily from external and environmental exposure. Washing this from our skin daily helps to prevent the buildup of dirt and grime on your skin which could lead to a wide variety of skin issues.
A blockage of dirt and other compounds on the skin can lead to a buildup of sweat, sebum, and dead skin cells, which can cause inflammation leading to acne and other skin conditions. Additionally, this buildup can prevent beneficial products such as moisturizers from penetrating the skin properly. By washing your face daily, you’re also helping to boost its natural hydration and to help it maintain a balanced pH level. The Potency No. 710 Filthy Face cleanser is safe for all skin types and includes activated charcoal to help remove dirt and irritants from deep within the skin, along with natural ingredients such as aloe vera, Vitamin C, coconut oil, and green tea, to name a few!
Be Aware of Ingredients
Another healthy habit for maintaining healthy skin is staying ingredient conscious. Unfortunately, in today’s world, many of the products that are mass-marketed contain harmful ingredients that can cause a wide variety of health issues, not to mention detrimental risks to our environment. When shopping for exfoliants, moisturizers, and other skincare products, it is essential that you are aware of ingredients that may cause harm. Some of the ingredients that make the top of our list of ones that must be avoided at all costs in skin care products include BHA, parabens, synthetic fragrances, oxybenzone, formaldehyde preservatives, phthalates, and ethanolamine, to name a few. To learn more about these potentially harmful ingredients as well as others and the risks they present in skin care products, check out our article 13 ingredients to avoid in skin care products and their natural alternatives here.
Why Potency No. 710 is a Great Choice for Helping Maintain Healthy Skin
Potency No. 710 is an aesthetician-founded skincare lifestyle brand that embraces all that nature has to offer within our products. Our founder Mandy Lile has a passion for plants and has been working with plant oils in skincare formulations for over 20 years. From essential oils such as Frankincense, myrrh, tonka, and blue tansy to white and green tea, aloe vera, plant butters, and even cannabinoids such as CBD + CBG, Potency products are packed with the power of nature.