As we age, our skin undergoes changes that might not always be welcome. Luckily, there are many ways to slow down those changes and maintain a youthful appearance. As winter comes to an end in Tyler, Texas, it's time to start thinking about looking and feeling your best for summer. Here are a few tips to prevent premature aging as well as treatments to reverse its effects and reveal younger looking skin
Prevent Sun Damage
A golden complexion is always in fashion, but tanning beds and overexposure to the sun can lead to premature aging and other harmful conditions like skin cancer. Instead, consider using a sunless tanner at home or look into spray tans. If you're spending the day at Lake Tyler or at the swimming pool, apply sunscreen with a high SPF to the body and face.
Preventing sun damage is the easiest way to keep your skin looking younger. Long-term changes from sun damage include deep wrinkles and thickening of the skin's texture. If you're worried about sunscreen irritating the skin or causing breakouts, look for fragrance-free, oil-free and noncomedogenic formulas.
With so many products available, selecting an anti-aging product or moisturizer can be overwhelming. Which product to use will depend on your skin type and stage of life. For example, if you're in your 40s, you might consider a hydrating serum or under-eye repair cream. Retinoids are also a great option to increase collagen production and firm the skin.
No matter your age, you should always apply a daily moisturizer with SPF. Your dermatologist can recommend additional products for your skin type and desired results.
Taking care of your family, running a home and balancing work responsibilities can be stressful. Yet neglecting self-care can be harmful to your skin's appearance.
Take time each week to pamper yourself and relax. This could be something as simple such as visiting the Tyler Rose Garden or getting a
Exercise and Drink Plenty of Water
Exercising is an excellent way to reduce stress and keep your body healthy. Exercise increases blood flow which nourishes skin cells. "After you complete a workout, be sure to wash your face and body to avoid pesky breakouts," says Dr. Jennifer Holman, a board-certified dermatologist at the Center for Aesthetic and Laser Medicine (CALM), which specializes in cosmetic procedures in Tyler, Texas. "Exercise will help you to look and feel younger. It's a great way to improve the skin's suppleness and general health."
Exercising for just 30 minutes a day is a great start. Try an aerobics class or go for a walk at one of the many beautiful parks in Tyler, Texas.
Drinking at least eight glasses of water each day will help to keep the skin hydrated and supple. If you find it difficult to consume that much, try a flavored water product or set reminders for yourself throughout the day.
There are several cosmetic dermatology procedures available to help keep your skin looking younger. All of these minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures are available at the Center for Aesthetic and Laser Medicine (CALM), including
Botox: Botox is an injectable treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox relaxes targeted muscles to reduce the look of facial lines. This results in smoother skin with a more youthful appearance.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP): PRP can be used to improve the appearance of your skin and even treat alopecia. This form of therapy uses your own blood to give your skin a more youthful appearance by injecting plasma and platelets into the desired areas.
CoolScultping: CoolScultping is a type of body contouring that reduces fat nonsurgically. This treatment uses extremely low temperatures to damage fat, forcing the body to remove it through the regular elimination process.
Fillers: Injectable dermal fillers help to smooth facial lines and wrinkles. They are most often used in people with moderate to severe lines and work quickly to remove facial wrinkles. Kybella is a popular dermal filler that can achieve excellent results when one wants to reduce the appearance of fat that hangs below the chin (double chin).
Microneedling: Microneedling encourages the skin to stimulate collagen production. Once the collagen production begins, it fills in fine lines and plumps the skin to create a more youthful appearance.
To find out if you're a good candidate for these procedures, visit your dermatologist.
Keep these tips and procedures in mind to achieve younger looking skin in Tyler, Texas. If you are ready for a consultation, contact a skin care expert at Center for Aesthetic and Laser Medicine (CALM) today.