7 steps to get porcelain skin
A flawless, luminous, even skin tone is the ultimate trend in beauty right now. Dr. Penelope Tympanidis shares her professional secrets on how to get it.
1 Never sleep with makeup on
You should never ever leave your makeup on while you sleep as it may lead to breakouts and rashes. Makeup also clogs your pores, contributing to the appearance of enlarged pores and can make your skin look inflamed. The healthiest way to remove it is a natural oil like olive or coconut oil.
#2 Reduce processed foods, eat more fruits & vegetables
Processed food is usually filled with sugar, salt, unhealthy fats and processed grains, which aren’t good for your health or skin. Instead, try replacing them withfruits, vegetables, and whole grains that provide essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that your skin and body will thank you for!
#3 Eat healthy fats
Eating healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids provides you with loads of health benefits including improved skin. Fatty acids help improve the skin’s ability to hold water so it looks and feels more hydrated. Try replacing any fats you use for cooking with olive oil and opt for fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines.
#4 Drink water and cut down on soft drinks, caffeine & alcohol
Soft drinks are high in calories and sugar, which doesn’t do your waistline or skin any good at all. On the other hand, caffeine and alcohol dehydrates your skin, making it look dry, dull and tired. Our body needs a good supply of water each day, some say as much as 8 glasses a day in order to keep skin well hydrated.
5# Protect your skin from the sun
It is of utmost importance that you wear sunscreen daily. If you know you’re going to be out in the sun for a long period, choose a sunscreen with high SPF and 5 star rating and remember to re-apply! It’s really better to be safe than sorry. You don’t want to see pigmentation spots and wrinkles forming prematurely, and start regretting not slapping on enough sunscreen. Don’t forget the décolletage and the back of your hands.
6# Start peeling on time
Chemical peels are a safe and effective way to erase skin pigmentation spots, as long as they are applied by a dermatologist who specializes in their application. They work by taking away the dead pigmented cells as well as regulating the secretion of melanin which causes the spots. And the good news is you don’t have to wait for summer to end in order to start peeling. Dr. Penelope Tympanidis is an expert in the so called “summer peels” that can be perfectly applied during sunny months without causing any photosensitivity.
7# Discover the power of fractional lasers
To smooth out acne scars and uneven patches, and to rejuvenate the skin, Dr Tympanidis uses fractional laser. The treatment stimulates the production of new collagen while simultaneously removing damaged and pigmented skin tissue. Dr Tympanidis prepares the skin with exfoliating products such as glycolic acid and vitamin C in order to enhance the treatment and encourage the process of regeneration to follow.