If you’ve celebrated your thirtieth birthday you’ve probably seen wrinkles and other skin issues popping up on your skin already. Age and exposure to chemicals or other external influences manifest so good on your body’s largest organ, right?
Well, the news is, if you cannot stop your skin from being damaged or succumbing to natural aging completely, you can always prevent, slow down or even reverse some of the signs of damage that may appear on your face. Here’s a quick roadmap!
1. Understand How Skin Damage Happens to Control it Better
To begin, you need to know why your skin becomes damaged. Part of the problem can be due to poor diet or unhealthy habits such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol or too little water. All the chemicals and pollution we’re exposed to also contribute. Another major factor to skin damage you need to be careful of is too much exposure to the sun. But even if you can limit each of those factors, processes go on inside your body that contribute to the natural skin aging processes. Namely, your body produces less and less of skin-strengthening substances like collagen. Replacing lost collagen or kick starting your body’s own natural processes to make it produce more are great ways to treat your skin.
2. Replacing Lost Collagen with Laser Skin Treatments
There are a lot of ways the skincare world has found to repair or protect your skin by replacing lost collagen or making the collagen you have work in a more efficient way. One of those ways is through the use of laser skin treatments. Experts have used clinical laser-machines seemingly forever in skincare clinics. Such procedures actually first gained a lot of popularity in the 1990s and there’s a lot of reasons why lasers are considered staples of the skincare industry today.
Lasers can perform many different treatments based on the laser type used. For example, you might revitalize your skin from the inside with non-ablative treatment or opt for immediate external results with an ablative laser peel. Lasers are also highly accurate and fast, which makes them appealing when you need a precision treatment that won’t detract from your busy schedule.
3. Using Fillers or Botox to Restore the Shape of Your Face
Your face is an area that tends to show damage first and the one you may least want to have damaged. To show your best face to the world, you may need some clinical intervention. Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is one possible treatment to try. It keeps the muscles in the area where it is injected from moving for a short time. By paralyzing those muscles, wrinkles in the immediate area can be smoothed out.
Another option is to use fillers to eliminate wrinkles. Unlike the paralytic properties of Botox, fillers simply fill in sunken spaces to eliminate wrinkles. Most fillers also contain ingredients that make skin cells stronger and healthier, like hyaluronic acid.
4. Caring For Your Skin Regularly to Maintain Results
No matter what type of clinical intervention you pursue to treat your skin damage, you need to maintain the positive results for as long as possible. One way to do that is to protect your skin from photodamage, also known as sun damage. Wearing hats, sunglasses and sunscreen when you go out can go a long way toward preserving the health of your skin.
Another way to protect your skin and maintain the results of clinical procedures longer is to devote some time to daily skin health maintenance. A good daily care routine based on a deep cleanse and a lot of moisturizer is a good start to keep your skin healthy and minimize a lot of damage sources.
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