Having unhealthy skin can negatively impact your appearance, self-confidence, and overall health. It’s important to develop good skin care habits that become routine or even second nature. No matter what your age or skin tone, come see Dr. Anne Gartner at 360 Medical Weight Specialists to receive expert advice on caring for your skin. To schedule an appointment, contact the office in Orlando, Florida today.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It helps regulate your temperature and protects you from outside microorganisms, so taking care of it provides many benefits. A good skin care routine can help:
At Precision Aesthetics, the team can help you create a personalized, comprehensive skin care plan that works for you.
Precision Aesthetics will work with you to develop an individualized approach to skin care, based on a variety of factors like age, lifestyle, and skin tone. However, there are some very basic rules everyone should know:
The foundation of every skin care plan is to minimize the harmful effects of UV rays on your skin. Sunlight causes premature aging, and overexposure can lead to skin cancer. To avoid skin damage from the sun, you can:
To help prevent the early onset of fine lines and wrinkles, incorporate the daily application of moisturizer into your skin care routine. Moisturizer traps water in the skin, which gives it a more youthful-looking appearance.
To help close pores after washing your face, use a gentle, soothing facial toner. Toner may even protect skin from chlorines and minerals in the tap water you use to wash your face.
Take care of your skin from the inside out by drinking lots of water to stay hydrated and eating foods that contain natural antioxidants. The team can provide skin-specific nutrition advice at your next appointment.
One easy way to help care for the delicate skin around and under the eyes is to wear sunglasses when you’re outside in the sun. This protection from ultraviolet rays helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Your doctor may also recommend an eye cream with moisturizers and other ingredients to fight signs of aging under and around the eyes.
In addition to sunscreen and moisturizers, the experts at Precision Aesthetics may suggest the use of other products as part of your anti-aging skin care routine. For age spots or other superficial areas of unwanted pigmentation, topical products containing hydroquinones can help lighten the skin. Retinoids also help fade areas of discoloration caused by sun exposure.
Many anti-aging products contain retinol, because it also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles by slowing the breakdown of collagen and boosting skin’s elasticity and thickness. For your convenience, a kit containing cleanser, toner, and other skin products containing retinol and vitamin C can be purchased from the practice.