Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ? Caring for your skin takes consistent effort and attention. In this week’s Wellness Wednesday, Margaret E. Kabacinski, NYS Lic. Aesthetician, CLT, Northport Wellness Center, offers her expert insight to help you achieve optimal health for your skin.
Take Good Care of Your Skin
As the skin is the largest organ of the body, it needs to be cared for just like any other organ. Like anything else in our body that we want to keep fit and healthy, we need to follow a daily regimen to keep our skin healthy.
Cleansing at night is important so skin cells can be stimulated and renewed while you sleep. Exfoliating once or twice a week will clear out dead cells to make way for new ones. Try your best to choose natural products to avoid reactions to perfumes, chemicals, etc.
New Season, New Challenges for the Skin
Every season presents new challenges for our skin. For example, in the winter, harsh cold temperatures and heating systems that are used to keep us warm, could dry out our skin. Extra moisturizing is important during the winter months.
In the spring and summer, our skin is exposed to more sunlight, which can also be drying—and damaging, too. Applying a good SPF daily is highly recommended. An SPF that has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as the first two active ingredients are ideal. These will shield the skin from harmful rays, UVA (the rays that age our skin) and UVB (the rays that burn our skin).
To most effectively protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, use SPF all year round.
Treat Damaged Skin Naturally
As each season ends, we need to evaluate the skin and treat any damage that has occurred. Consistency is the key with cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and protecting with SPF. Non-toxic skincare products made with organic, clean ingredients feed the skin with natural plant extracts. Food for your skin to keep it healthy and fit is a daily regimen you could feel confident about!
About Margaret Kabacinski
Margaret Kabacinski is a New York State-licensed aesthetician, certified laser technician, and is the owner and sole operator of Northport Skin Fitness Inc., located at the Northport Wellness Center. Margaret began her career as a licensed cosmetologist in 1970, and at that time was practicing in the area of hair, nails and skin.
Since then, the licensing has separated the three areas, and when she established her practice, Margaret furthered her studies and took the state boards to receive her aesthetics license in 2002. She enhanced her degree by adding certifications in Oriental Massage and Laser Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation. Margaret trained and worked in a medical office from 2002 to 2008 and then established her practice at the Northport Wellness Center in 2009. Among her services, Margaret offers skin evaluations and customized plans for clinical treatments and simple yet effective home care regimens.
To consult with Margaret on how you can achieve optimal health for your skin, contact her at (631) 262-1222.