Aging is inevitable. None of us will escape the relentless march of Father Time…but we try!
It is estimated that over 11 billion dollars is spent annually in the US on cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures, because aging skin is inevitable. We live our lives day to day while the effects of the environment, stress and diet take their toll on our skin.
Searching for The Fountain of Youth may have been futile. But there are things you can do for your skin to keep a healthy, youthful glow.
Sunscreen is essential!
The number one skin care “must” is sunscreen…in any weather. Be sure to choose one with an SPF of 30 that protects your skin from the harmful effects of both UVA and UVB rays. Remember, your hands and neck need protection too!
Are you still smoking?
Smoking is bad for you for lots of reasons, one of them is the nicotine content in cigarettes. Nicotine reduces collagen and elastin production in your skin, promoting an aged and wrinkly face. Smoking can also deplete the production of Vitamin C, which is essential for keeping your skin plump.
What is your alcohol consumption?
Alcohol dilates the tiny blood vessels on the surface of your skin, increasing blood flow to that area. Alcohol also stresses the liver which can make your skin sallow. The bottom line: excessive drinking can wreak havoc on your complexion.
Omega-3’s are essential fatty acids that help form healthy cells…the very cells that are responsible for making your skin supple and flexible. Omega-3’s can be found in tuna, salmon, kale, winter squash and walnuts.
Don’t be afraid to seek cosmetic help…It’s the closest thing we have to that elusive fountain and it’s convenient, safe and effective.
Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane…are just a few of the treatments we offer at Laser & Mohs. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are also popular aesthetic procedures. All are safe and effective for treating your delicate skin. Call to schedule an appointment today!