Written By Finnegan Pierson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Skincare is something that's been a thing for thousands of years, and for good reason. The skin is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body, constantly dealing with exposure and taking a beating from the ins and outs of daily life. Even though methods of care and products used have changed over time, the goal of treating, healing and improving the skin has not.
Fortunately for all skincare junkies, 2021 is proving to hold plenty of promise. And since it never hurts to have a few more tricks up your sleeve, here are three therapeutic techniques to consider for your best skin yet.
1. For Tackling Irritations, Inflammation and Wrinkles
When you think about the condition of your skin, what comes to mind? Are you thinking about the increase in fine lines around your face or those pesky few pimples that have minds of their own? Maybe you're dealing with eczema or have some scarring you're unhappy with.
The good news is, treatment for these things has come a long way and it doesn't all come in the traditional skincare product form, but rather a device.
What if you simply made exposure to red light a part of your skincare routine? Chances are you're wondering "Does red light therapy work?” The answer is very promising, thanks to its anti-inflammatory benefits, ability to build collagen and stimulate cell turnover.
It's also shown to reduce the negative effects of blue light exposure on your skin. This is great news, because who hasn't spent more time looking at a screen recently?
2. For Preserving Its Microbiome
Did you know that your gut isn't the only area of the body that needs healthy bacteria to thrive and function at its best? Your skin has its own microbiome, too.
Unfortunately, it's not generally given the attention or respect that it needs. With every hot shower, every rigorous scrub-down with antibacterial, abrasive, or toxic products your skin's microbiome is disrupted. And when this happens, it can disrupt other functions and systems in your body.
However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't bathe or enjoy a good pampering session. What it does mean is that paying attention to how you do it and what products you use will make all the difference. Non-toxic skincare products are readily available these days, which makes caring for your skin's total health easier than ever.
3. For Lymphatic Drainage and Blood Circulation
One way to elevate your skincare routine is to incorporate the power of touch, pressure and massage. The best part is you don't need to leave your home to see results.
Using natural materials such as quartz or jade can be effective in not only encouraging lymphatic drainage throughout the body but to help reduce puffiness and encourage collagen production as well. The increased circulation is also wonderful for cell regeneration.
Some quick online research will show there are plenty of options for stone treatments, typically in roller form. Different stones are said to present a variety of benefits. This is a safe and quick way to incorporate the benefits of stone massage into your daily routine. Additionally, you'll undoubtedly enjoy the relaxation that comes along with it.
Dry brushing is another way to stimulate your lymphatic system while also exfoliating your skin, providing massage and promoting circulation. This is a quick process that fits easily into any routine and can be done for both the body and face. However, make sure to use separate brushes for your body and face. As a general rule, use a softer brush on your face due to its more sensitive nature.
Taking care of your skin in therapeutic ways is easier and more accessible than ever, which is wonderful news across the board. Whether you're a skincare aficionado or just starting out, there are so many ways you can not only pamper your skin but improve its overall look, feel and health as well.
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Finnegan Pierson loves business and has a passion for health and technology. Even more interesting is the combination of the two. As a freelance writer, Finn hopes to influence others so they can have positive life experiences.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.