Why Is It Important to Protect Your Skin?

Despite how we may feel about our skin, which often changes depending on whether it’s flaring up or not, it’s vital to protect it from environmental stressors, such as harsh weather, dirt, pollution and harmful sun rays. 

Taking care of our skin is an important aspect of self-care that can improve our overall well-being and boost our self-confidence. At Cliftonville Dental, we offer premium skincare products like ZO Skin Health and certified Facial Aesthetics to our patients, who can appreciate the power of a radiant complexion just as much as a beautiful smile.

Protect Your Skin

Dedicating a little extra time to your skincare routine in the morning and evening can work wonders for your physical and mental health. Plus, it offers a wide range of benefits, such as:


  • Protecting your skin from sun damage and cancer:

    By including sun protection in your morning routine, you can shield your face and body from harmful UV rays that can cause permanent damage to your skin and increase your chances of developing skin cancer. Spending more time in front of electronic devices means we should also consider the impact of blue light rays on our skin’s health. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with blue light protection can protect your skin from these stressors and keep it healthy.


  • Eliminating problematic skin:

    Dealing with skin problems can be challenging, whether it’s cystic acne, fine lines or rosacea. Such issues may arise due to hormones, ageing, diet or environmental factors. However, by adopting a solid skincare routine tailored to your skin type and concerns, you can eliminate problematic skin and achieve a glowing and clear complexion.


  • Boosting your confidence:

    Just like a healthy, beautiful smile, better skin can also boost your confidence. Whether you want to feel more confident in social settings or just want to feel good when you look in the mirror, protecting your skin is excellent for your health and self-esteem. 


  • Unmasking your beauty:

    Have you noticed that these days, less is more when it comes to makeup? It’s all about highlighting our natural beauty! But we get it – it can be tough to go minimal if you’re not feeling confident about your skin. But, by taking care of your skin, you won’t feel like you have to cover it up with layers of makeup. So let’s focus on healing and protecting what’s underneath!


  • Preventing ageing and loss of elasticity:

    It’s easier to prevent wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity than to treat them. By selecting products that contain retinol and firming agents, you can maintain a youthful appearance and avoid signs of ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and sagging.


So, while caring for your skin might feel like a chore, you are investing in your skin’s future health. We suggest finding joy in the moments of the day when you cleanse and nourish your skin, particularly when you’re winding down for the evening. 

But what if you don’t know where to start when it comes to protecting your skin? Well, we’re here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits and convenience of ZO Skin Health at Cliftonville Dental. 


ZO Skin Health

When our patients share their concerns with us, one of the most common issues is feeling overwhelmed about where to start with skincare. So many products are available on the high street, and what might work for one person may not work for you. Then you’re left with lots of half-used bottles in your bathroom, wasted money or even skin irritation from choosing the wrong product.

We highly recommend ZO Skin Health to our patients and are proud to be one of the few exclusive retailers of these products. ZO Skin Health was created by renowned dermatologist Dr Zein Obagi and is only sold by certified retailers, such as dermatologists, spa therapists, doctors and dental clinics trained in the ZO Skin Health approach.

If you’re looking for a skincare routine that’s tailored to your specific skin type and concerns, ZO Skin Health might be just what you need! They have an extensive range of products to choose from, including cleansers, toners, exfoliators, SPFs, eye creams and treatments that can help with everything from sun damage and hyperpigmentation to inflammation, rosacea, acne and ageing skin.

This product promotes skin renewal at a cellular level, which means it goes beyond treating just the outer surfaces of your face and helps create healthy skin.


The process:

Would you like a trained skincare specialist to guide you to your perfect routine? Sounds good, right?

We will invite you in for a consultation at our Cliftonville clinic with our skincare specialist, Dr Arti Shah, where she will analyse your skin and talk to you about your concerns and which products you would like to explore. Your skin analysis will be stored on our systems so you can repeatedly purchase the products you love, or if something isn’t working for you, we can adapt your routine in the future. 

With our expertise, we can guide you to the best products that will promote beautiful skin from within.


Tips for Healthy Skin


  • Invest in a good routine:

    A complete routine that covers all bases, from a cleanser, exfoliator, toner/serum, moisturiser, sunscreen and eye cream for the face, and a nourishing body lotion for the rest, is a great place to start. By investing in these products, you can ensure healthy and protected skin in the long run. 



  • Don’t wear makeup to bed:

    Wash the day away before heading to bed. Else, makeup can clog your pores and cause spots and acne. Your skin also renews itself at night, so wearing makeup or sunscreen while sleeping can interfere with the renewal process and cause early ageing. 


  • Stay hydrated & eat well:

    Drinking plenty of water and eating well can keep your skin hydrated and healthy, as well as your teeth, gums and the rest of your body!


  • Get enough sleep:

    As we’ve said, your skin renews itself at night, so getting enough sleep can improve your skin’s health and give you the glow that comes with a full night’s rest.


Why Is It Important to Protect Your Skin? Final Word:

Your skin deserves nourishment and protection to give you a beautiful, radiant complexion. With ZO Skin Health, we can conveniently create a bespoke skincare routine that truly works wonders – saving your skin, money and cupboard space. 

For more advice, keep reading our blogs on ZO Skin Health, such as facts every patient should know about ZO Skin Health

If you’d like to learn more about our skincare services or would like to schedule a skincare consultation with Arti, contact Cliftonville dental practice in Northampton today at 01604 604545 or book online.

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