Skin care is important because how a person cares for their skin is going to directly impact their appearance today and well into the future. Still, most people take the appearance of their skin for granted, assuming that it will either always look incredible or thinking that there is no way to impact its health or appearance.
Both are inaccurate and false notions. What is true is that a person’s skin care products and routine can and will directly influence the health and appearance of the skin and will continue to have an impact on it as a person ages.
Taking care of skin from the inside out
First, we recommend taking steps to help the skin be as healthy as possible from the inside out. This includes eating and drinking things that are healthy, getting plenty of sleep and replenishing the skin whenever possible. We recommend doing things like:
- Sleeping at least seven hours each night
- Taking vitamins like vitamins E and D
- Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated since this will give the skin a plumper appearance
- Eating foods that help to decrease inflammation like grapefruit, since this can reduce puffy and swollen skin
- Taking certain medications such as testosterone therapy can also help to reinvigorate the appearance of the skin
These suggestions help to improve a person’s overall health and the appearance of the skin from the inside out. Therefore, they are a good idea to do regardless of how a person feels about their skin since more areas of the body will also benefit.
Other types of skin care treatments are focused on what is placed on the surface of the skin and its ability to restore the appearance of it. These can include:
- Facial masks
- Anti-aging cream
- Topical medications and creams can be prescribed, rather than bought at the drugstore
Speak with a doctor
Most people immediately try over-the-counter skin care solutions but those are not always the best. We recommend scheduling an appointment and speaking with a doctor at our clinic about potential skin care routines. During this appointment, we can make recommendations that address factors like the hygiene of the skin and how to effectively remove makeup, dirt and oil. Then, conversations can be had about products to treat acne, close pores, reduce redness and swelling, treat dry skin, etc.
There may also be an option to undergo some non-minimally invasive treatments using improved or enhanced technology. Some of these treatments are designed to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen which can help the skin to look younger. With these treatments, patients come into the office, undergo a simple procedure and then begin to see benefits over a period of days or months.
Remember that everyone reacts to skin care differently so it is wise to speak with a doctor and have the physician make recommendations that will work well for your skin type and any allergies that you may have. For help improving the appearance and texture of your skin, call us today.