You can’t escape aging, but you can slow its effects on your face. Before you spend thousands on a surgical facelift, reassess your everyday habits. Following a few easy skin care practices and increasing your overall health can preserve your delicate facial skin. If you need a little extra help, there are skin rejuvenation options available.
At Skin Deep Laser MD in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Laura Riehm provides a full range of skin care therapies. She can recommend high-quality skin care products, or provide you with a chemical peel to reveal younger, fresher looking skin. Dr. Riehm also offers fractional laser treatment and photo facials to address age spots, and gentle laser therapy to promote skin tightening for a more youthful appearance without surgery.
At-home skin care
Whatever aesthetic procedures you may choose, your at-home routine remains one of the most essential parts of keeping your skin looking healthy and young.
1. Wash with care
Hot water face baths and long showers feel good, but they suck protective oils from your skin. Stick with warm water and limit bathing time to avoid damaging dryness. Use a mild soap and moisturize after every wash with facial cream or gel designed for your skin type.
2. Combat the sun
Sun exposure contributes to the development of wrinkles and dark spots. To avoid sun damage, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 anytime you’ll be outdoors, and don’t forget a protective lip balm and glasses.
3. Stop smoking
Smoking wreaks havoc on your skin by reducing blood circulation and breaking down the vital skin-building fibers collagen and elastin. Smoking may also contribute to squamous cell skin cancer, so break that habit for healthier skin and a healthier you.
4. Eat right
A well-balanced diet including vegetables, whole grains, and protein like fatty fish, will provide your skin with the nutrients it needs. Water hydrates your skin as well as the rest of your body, so make it your goal to drink at least eight glasses per day.
5. Manage stress
High stress levels can cause acne, rashes, and other skin problems. To reduce stress and replenish your skin, work on your schedule - you should be getting enough sleep, exercising, and practicing self-care.
Following these five steps can help you keep your skin healthy and looking younger. Are you interested in learning more about skin care? Contact our office at 817-263-7546 to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online using our convenient booking system.