The way we take care of ourselves greatly affects the way we look. We believe the best way to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin is to take care of your body in addition to treating yourself to rejuvenation treatments. Here are five ways you can lock in your looks and stay feeling young.
1. Protect Your Face with Mineral Sunscreen
We often don’t realize how damaging the sun’s rays can be on the face. It’s crucial to protect the skin on your face from UV and infrared rays with a mineral sunscreen. When choosing your sunscreen, it’s important to keep in mind that not all SPFs are created equal. Avoid products with harsh chemicals like oxybenzone in them, and be on the lookout for skincare with zinc oxide instead. Zinc oxide naturally protects the skin from harmful UVA radiation.
2. Use a Good Face Products
This one may seem like a no-brainer. We all want to believe our skincare regimen is already perfected, but like SPF, not all skincare products are created equal. Medical-grade skincare products, like the products from Skinmedica® and Skinceuticals, ® better absorb and penetrate into the skin. With higher active ingredients, clinical studies have proven that medical-grade skincare products give the best results in treating and protecting the skin. Consider browsing through some of our medical-grade skincare products to see which ones best suit your skin concerns.
3. Maintain a Healthy Diet and Exercise Regimen
We’re not joking when we say “you are what you eat.” Maintaining a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables comes with more benefits than you may think. Aside from the obvious benefit of regulating your digestive system and helping you lose weight, upping your intake of phytonutrients found in fruits and veggies helps your body ward off damaging effects of free radicals found in the environment. When paired with increased oxygen intake and blood flow from working out, your body won’t just look better, it’ll feel better too.
4. Embrace Skin Rejuvenation Techniques
There’s nothing wrong with giving your skin an extra boost. We recommend trying out some skin rejuvenation techniques that target your biggest skin concerns. Skin rejuvenation techniques can be as simple as a facial and as complex as a laser resurfacing treatment. No matter which path you choose to go down, talk to your doctor before deciding. Dr. David West at Vein & Body Specialists is more than excited to sit down with you, listen to your concerns and find the best skin rejuvenation technique for you and your desired results.
5. Consider Botox® and Fillers
Botox® and injectable dermal fillers like Juvederm® are the end-all-be-all when it comes to maintaining your youthful looks. These quick, minimally invasive treatments can take years off your appearance with just one visit by treating the fine lines and wrinkles in your face. While the effects of your injectable treatments are temporary, they are easy to maintain. Talk to your doctor about which injectable treatment is right for your skin concerns.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the five treatments above, call our office today to schedule your one-on-one appointment with Dr. David West. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and come up with a fully customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.