How to Have Healthy Skin Around the Clock

How to Have Healthy Skin Around the Clock

At the end of the day (and night), healthy, glowing skin never goes out of style. Althaea Skin is with you every step of the journey. We’re here to help your skin look and feel rejuvenated, starting with our top tips.

Althaea Skin’s Top 5 Skincare Tips

  • It’s called beauty sleep for a reason!
  • You know that feeling when you fly to a different timezone and feel super out-of-whack? That’s because your body follows a natural asleep vs. awake schedule (your circadian rhythm!). When it gets disrupted by a new routine, insomnia, irritability, and fatigue take over. We’ve all been there.

    But did you know your skin can get jet-lagged, too? This causes dullness, breakouts, discoloration, and aging. That’s why it’s important to prioritize at least seven hours of sleep every night; nine is even better.

    So grab a fun glass and make a sleepy girl mocktail to sip on while you apply our repairing Night Serum to relax before bed. The serum’s Lunar Synq Technology® addresses cellular regeneration, augments collagen production, and promotes tissue tightening while you rest. It’s specifically formulated to resynchronize your skin's circadian rhythm, so it performs these nighttime tasks the most effectively.

  • Nourish your body with delicious food for healthy skin.
  • Healthline has outlined what we should be eating to help out our skin. TLDR: Fatty fish has tons of Omega-3 fatty acids—which aid your skin in staying supple and moisturized.

    • Stock your Instacart order with salmon, mackerel, or herring to avoid dry skin. They’re also full of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps keep inflammation in check. 
    • Next on the grocery list? Avocados. Like fatty fish, food high in healthy fat can keep skin flexible and hydrated. 
    • Let’s not forget the dark chocolate. Cocoa’s antioxidants help improve wrinkles, hydration, blood flow, and texture. Pro-tip: make sure the chocolate is at least 70% cocoa. 
    • Reach for veggies like broccoli because lutein protects against dryness and aging. 
    • Snacking on pomegranate seeds or adding them to your favorite salads may help repair skin and protect it against sun-related damage.
  • Limit potential UV damage as much as you can.
  • One of the best ways to do this is to wear SPF daily. Yes, even in the winter! The National Institutes of Health tells us sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) light that causes sunburn and makes your skin age faster, leading to more wrinkles as you age.

    If you’re like Dr. Ava Shamban and live in a sun-soaked area, add a wide-brimmed hat to your wardrobe or beach bag for another easy way to protect yourself and prevent sunburn.

    Applying our Day Serum as part of your morning skincare routine can also help! Silky, fast-absorbing, and antioxidant-rich, its Solar Synq Technology® is designed to defend your skin against environmental aggressors faced during the day (like those UV rays). It resynchronizes the skin’s clock genes to perform these daytime protection chores more efficiently.

  • Take a Saturday yoga class. Sign up for Spin. Move your body.
  • Stress takes an immense toll on our overall health, especially on our skin. It’s our biggest organ!

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, “The skin often reflects what’s happening inside your body. Stress can cause increased inflammation, slow down wound healing, and negatively impact skin conditions.”

    Your glands produce more oil when under stress, which can cause acne to worsen in people who are prone to outbreaks. Stress hormones also break down collagen, speeding up aging and potentially causing more fine lines and wrinkles.

    Getting a good sweat in during a workout and calming your mind through yoga will release endorphins, your body’s natural feel-good hormone, and reduce cortisol levels (that nasty stress hormone)—all while improving your skin health.

  • Wash your face twice a day
  • It’s a good idea to wash your face when you wake up, before you go to bed, and after you sweat. But try not to scrub too hard! This really irritates your skin and can make any skin issue even worse, including acne

    1. Gently cleanse with lukewarm water to get rid of makeup, bacteria, and pollutants like smog. 
    2. Pat your skin dry. Use our CARA Multi-Modal Tool to maximize your skincare benefits.
    3. Now you’re ready to head to work, slip under your covers, or tackle the day after a good workout with clean, happy skin. 

    Healthy Skin Looks Different for Everyone

    We’re all about healthy skin being progress over perfection. Try out these tips and check back any time you need a reminder! And if you’re ever concerned about a skin condition you’re experiencing, we encourage you to book an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Ava. They can help you safely care for your skin.