There are so many different ways to keep your skin looking great, from creams to cosmetic treatments.
We’re not going to go into those here.
Instead, we’re going to focus on the four most important things you can do to keep your skin healthy. Do all of these things, and you’ll keep your skin healthier and younger looking than most people’s. These are simple things that anyone can do, so why not try them?
1. Protect yourself from the sun
We know that sun damages the skin – it’s to the point where almost every cosmetics label is doing whatever they can to add at least a little SPF protection to every product they create.
You should always be striving to protect your skin from the sun. Even those of you who live in winter climates should wear sunscreen all year long – even when it’s below freezing outside. Really all you need is a product with SPF 15-30 should help to protect your skin and overall keep it young looking.
Avoiding the sun is another good tactic. Your clothes can help, too – wearing wide-brimmed hats and long sleeves is a great idea.
2. Eat healthily
There’s research that suggests that diets high in processed foods are bad for your skin. On the flip side, eating leafy greens, berries, and other antioxidant rich foods can help your skin stay healthy. The most important thing may be drinking lots of water. There isn’t sufficient research to say for sure, but we do know that if the outermost layer of skin doesn’t have enough water, it can lose elasticity. Given that drinking water is so good for your health in general, it can’t hurt!
3. Be gentle with your skin care routine
Love really long, hot showers? We’ve got bad news for you – they could be damaging your skin. You want to be extremely gentle with your skin. Take warm – not hot – showers, and don’t stay in there for too long. Don’t use strong, fragrant soaps, and don’t towel off too vigorously after a shower. Make sure you use soothing creams or gels when you’re shaving – and please, don’t reuse disposable razors.
4. Don’t smoke
Smoking is bad for just about everything – your skin, your lungs, your whole body. It does damage to your skin in a number of different ways: decreasing blood flow to your skin and depriving it of nutrients, as well as damaging collagen and elastin. If you smoke, quitting might be the best thing you can do to help your skin look and feel better.
Even if you follow all of the steps we’ve laid out here, you might find you still have wrinkles, jowls, or other features that you would like to change. In these cases, cosmetic procedures can help. We offer a nonsurgical facelift in Beverly Hills that can help you rejuvenate the look of your face.