Factors that Affect Skin Quality: Advice from Milwaukee Estheticians

Factors that Affect Skin Quality: Advice from Milwaukee Estheticians

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Many people who have particularly dry skin, experience wrinkles or enlarged pores, or have acne will simply chalk it up to having a “difficult” skin type. 

Many fail to realize that certain lifestyle and environmental factors affect the health and quality of skin. As the body’s largest一and most exposed一organ, the skin requires consistent care with high quality products. 

Even the most frustrating skin conditions can be treated by making healthy lifestyle changes, a consistent routine, and regular visits to the best Milwaukee estheticians at AESTHETICS 360°. Learn more about the factors that most affect your skin below!

What are the major factors that affect skin quality?

Though genetics may play a role in your skin concerns, there are certainly some factors within your control to get healthier skin. Here are some of the big ones:

Diet & Exercise

Eating a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients ensures your skin gets the exact nutrients it needs to be healthy. Some things you should add to your grocery list? Kale, green tea, dark chocolate, carrots, tomatoes, avocados, and berries

Working up a sweat is another great way to get better looking skin. Exercise increases oxygen and blood flow to the skin and carries the skin-loving nutrients you’re eating right to your skin. Plus, it’s a great way to relieve stress (another skin-affecting factor).


The climate in Milwaukee varies greatly. The winters are cold and dry and the summers can be warm and humid. Dry, cold air can make eczema and redness flare up, plus it can make the skin extremely dry and flaky. In warm, humid environments, skin can experience frequent acne breakouts. 

These changes naturally affect your skin and require you to adapt your skincare routine accordingly. 

Sun Exposure

Sun exposure is the quickest way to damage your skin, causing premature aging, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and even skin cancer. It’s absolutely imperative to wear SPF 30+ daily on your face, neck, and chest. Try to wear wide-brimmed hats when outside in the sun or find shade to stay beneath. 

If you were a sun-worshipper back in the day, you do have options to treat sun damage! AESTHETICS 360° offers photofacials, microneedling, and chemical peels with our Milwaukee estheticians to minimize and eliminate visible sun damage.

Skin Products

When it comes to skincare products, as with many things in life, you get what you pay for. Using low quality or wrong products on your skin is a waste of money and may do more harm than good. 

Take time to educate yourself on the best ingredients for your skin and read up on the ones you should avoid to ensure you’re making wise decisions. 


Stress can manifest itself physically in many ways. One of these is in your skin. Stress can cause conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis to flare up. Studies even suggest stress can compromise your skin’s ability to retain water, resulting in a dehydrated and dull complexion. 

Another skin friendly activity, exercise, both improves the skin and reduces stress levels. You can also treat yourself to regular SaltFacials™ with our Milwaukee estheticians to fully rejuvenate our skin in the best way we know how!  

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Alcohol & Tobacco Use

It’s no secret that alcohol and tobacco use can negatively affect your health, but did you know it can also seriously affect your skin’s appearance? Smoking deprives the skin of essential nutrients and oxygen, degrades collagen and elastin, and causes premature aging (this goes for secondhand smoke exposure, too).

Alcohol dehydrates you, causing your skin to dry up, making fine lines and wrinkles appear more prominent. It also causes inflammation and swelling in the skin and dilates your pores, leading to whiteheads and blackheads. 


Your skin is constantly exposed to the elements around you. This means that your local pollution levels, water quality, sun strength, and winds play a role in your skin’s health. 

Though you may not be able to control where you live, proper skin care practices like cleansing, SPF use, and eating and using antioxidant-rich products can help counteract the effects of your environment. 

Other tips for overcoming lifestyle factors that affect your skin: get plenty of sleep (on clean pillowcases!), drink lots of water, and take probiotics to keep a healthy gut biome.

You should also avoid touching your face at all costs! Not only is it important given the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also keeps skin clean and bacteria-free. 

How can a visit to Milwaukee estheticians at AESTHETICS 360° help improve skin health?

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VISIA® Skin Analysis

All clients at AESTHETICS 360° receive an in-depth skin consultation and analysis with our Milwaukee estheticians. During this consultation, we review your relevant medical history and skin concerns to determine which of our treatments and professional skincare products that would benefit you most.

The state-of-the-art VISIA system we use takes advanced imagery of your skin to identify areas for improvement. We also take updated images with the VISIA to show you how our specialized care visibly improves your skin. We love to prove our results!

In-office treatments

Regular treatments with a Milwaukee esthetician at AESTHETICS 360° provides the healthiest foundation for your skin. After your skin consultation, your specialist will work with you to schedule the recommended treatments that will best treat your concerns. 

This may include a series of microneedling treatments, Forever Young BBL™ or Forever Clear BBL™, BOTOX® and fillers, and more. 

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Professional skin care products

When it comes to the products you should use on your skin, dermatologist-recommended medical grade products are the way to go. Lucky for you, we carry several lines of advanced skincare at AESTHETICS 360° along with a private line! 

Your Milwaukee esthetician will provide you with personalized product recommendations you can purchase at our office.  Using medical grade skin care products a couple of weeks prior to any in office treatments will prep your skin to better receive the procedure and results.  Using these products throughout your treatment series as well as afterwards to maintain results is crucial. Skin care is not a “one and done” type of thing. Great skin doesn’t happen by luck, it happens by decision! 

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Schedule a consultation with the Milwaukee estheticians at AESTHETICS 360° to overcome the factors that affect your skin’s quality!

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We want you to look and feel confident in your skin. If you need help achieving healthy, beautiful skin, we can help. 

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