A large part of maintaining healthy skin comes from exercising the right tools to combat the early signs of aging. Skin rejuvenation starts with proper care at home through prevention and healthy life choices. These benefits can be enhanced with both new and tried-and-true treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, BOTOX® injections, and laser treatments.
Great skin starts at home, and there are a few staple lifestyle choices known to help preserve healthy skin and maintain balanced care. A healthy skin care routine can go a long way towards maintaining beautiful skin from day to day.
Sunscreen is known as the most important and effective part of a healthy skin care routine. The majority of the skin’s signs of aging are caused by photo damage. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is a vitally important part of maintaining a younger appearance and preventing skin cancer. Both natural light and tanning salons expose your skin to dangerous UV light, which advances the age of your skin. Although sunscreen does not reverse the effects of sun damage, it does prevent this damage—so start now and stay consistent.
Hydration and a Healthy Diet
Hydration may not seem closely linked to the health of your skin, but both using a daily moisturizer and drinking water can help make a difference in your skin’s elasticity and health.
Our food and lifestyle choices also show on our skin. Refraining from smoking and excess alcohol can add years to the life of your skin. Foods with healthy oils can help your skin flourish and maintain that healthy glow. Fish, avocados, flax seeds, and walnuts are a great addition to a healthy diet. Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables can also help your body maintain balance, and this balance shows both inside and out.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Lack of sleep keeps your skin from looking vibrant and healthy. Stress, sleeplessness, and pushing yourself too far can all contribute to a haggard looking face. Maintaining balance in your activities and your sleep can go a long way towards helping you turn a fresh face to the world.
Fine lines and wrinkles often begin showing their telltale signs during your late twenties and early thirties. Scars, sun spots, broken blood vessels, and hyperpigmentation can add years to your face. Fortunately, advancements in dermatology have yielded today’s treatments, which can go a long way towards rejuvenating your skin and bringing back a youthful appearance.
Professional skin treatments such as fillers can smooth out wrinkles, and laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of fine lines and scars. Another popular remedy for aging skin is laser resurfacing. Microdermabrasion treatments are also a gold standard for creating new skin that can flourish and fill in wrinkles and crevices.
Chemical peels have long been a popular way to treat fine lines, discoloration, acne, and other aging issues. Chemical peels smooth out these inconsistencies in the skin by peeling off the outer layer so that fresh new skin cells can replace the old layer. This cell regeneration results in a smooth, fresh appearance.
Fillers, Botox® and Dysport ™
Many individuals seek to remove the signs of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines around the mouth in order to maintain a youthful image. BOTOX® and Dysport™ are precise injections that help smooth out these trouble areas to maintain a youthful appearance. Restylane® and Juvederm® are popular fillers in today’s professional beauty toolbox. These treatments fill in lines or sunken scars in the skin and reduce their appearance.
There are many different types of lasers to treat scars and wrinkles. The IPL (intense pulsed light) facial is one of the most common treatments and uses a broad spectrum light pulse to eliminate blood vessels and hyperpigmentation. Fraxel lasers are a great option for crow’s feet, and YAG lasers can be used for blemishes such as acne scars.
For those looking for a less invasive type of professional service, microdermabrasion is a gentle dermatological treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of mild scars, lines, and sun spots. Repeated treatments can help you gain the most out of what this professional treatment has to offer.
Healthy skin starts with good home care and habits. Professional services can go a step further in treating blemishes and signs of aging, and can help maintain a healthy appearance. Although you may not be able to prevent the aging process, there are many steps that can be taken to slow down and even reverse the effects of aging.