TIPS TO LOOKING BETTER
Protect yourself from the sun:
A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, other skin problems and skin cancer.Use sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you're swimming or perspiring. Seek shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun's rays are strongest. Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats.
Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow. This depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. Smoking also damages collagen and elastic — the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — can contribute to wrinkles. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit.
Treat your skin gently:
Daily cleansing and shaving can take a toll on your skin. To keep it gentle: Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm — rather than hot — water. Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers. Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it. Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin. Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. Do things to increase happiness. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.
Eat a healthy diet:
A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn't clear, but some research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.
Adequate sleep and rest is important for function and regeneration of all your organs including the skin.
Adequate hydration is important for excretion of toxins.
Exercise Improves circulation and your general health, and it reflects in your appearance.
Optimize your over all health:
If you have multiple medical condition, proper management of those conditions will also improve your general appearance.
For our medical aesthetic patients:
Aging and our physical appearance are significantly related to our genetics and environment. Because patients varies by genetics and environmental factors, the results from a specific treatments can vary by individual. Many contributing factors to poor skin health and appearance are ongoing and difficult to modify. Aging is an ongoing process. There are no fountain of youth or magic pills. We offer non-surgical medical therapies to improves appearance and delays aging. We have many happy patients who value this type of regular maintenance. Some patients with certain conditions achieve pretty immediate results with certain treatment. For most patients, results becomes most obvious after years of maintenance versus no maintenance. All of our happy long term patients value this type of medical aesthetic maintenance to delay signs of aging.
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