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Young Girl Taking Care of Her FaceHaving beautiful, healthy facial skin has a positive impact on our overall appearance. Some of us live busy lives and forget about the skin care basics we should do every day to maintain fresh, smooth skin. Summertime involves more outdoor activities, such as going to the beach, pool, or attending barbecues. With the sun shining down, there are a lot more precautions we should take to protect the skin from harmful UVB and UVA rays. These harmful rays can do a lot of damage to the skin and cause fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and blemishes to form. It is time to care for your skin this summer and adopt a healthy skin care routine.

Your Daily Skin Care Guide

Incorporating healthy skin care habits into your daily life is the ideal way to keep the skin healthy and prevent aging indicators from developing.

Here are some do’s and don’ts of skin care:

DO wear sunscreen: Many people only think about putting sunscreen on when they are going to the pool or beach. However, sun protection should be a daily habit. It is important that you put on a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher every day.
DON’T overdo it: Daily skin care is important. Some people can go a little overboard with their skin care products. Try not to use too many creams and serums or change your product routine too often. It could irritate the skin and cause blemishes and a poor complexion.
DO moisturize: Using a daily moisturizer will keep the skin hydrated, which will help combat many beauty problems such as the formation of dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
DON’T smoke or over-consume alcohol: Smoking and drinking alcohol will only dry out your skin, which can cause fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and age spots to form.
DO exfoliate: You should use an exfoliator once a week. However, it is important that you exfoliate gently in circular motions and don’t over-scrub the skin.
DON’T touch your face: The hands are used to do a lot throughout the day, so it makes sense that they’re not always the cleanest. It is easier said than done, but you should avoid touching your face to protect the skin from dirt and oils.
DO drink water: Consuming water is important for keeping a healthy complexion. The average person should drink 64 ounces of water per day.
DON’T eat high-sugared foods: If you eat a lot of foods that are high in sugar, it can make the skin become inflamed and cause the breakdown of elastin and collagen, which eventually results in visible signs of aging.

When Daily Skin Care Is Not Enough

Aging is inevitable. Even with a healthy skin care regimen, there are some aging indicators a person cannot prevent or treat. Cosmetic procedures can help to reverse signs of aging when daily skin care and at-home treatments are not enough. To diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases, Dr. Jervis offers several non-surgical options, such as:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic Fillers in NeckBOTOX® Cosmetic: Injections of botulinum toxin type A are used to inhibit the movement of facial muscles that cause the formation of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines.
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra: Injections of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, are used to retain moisture and softness in the skin in order to add volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus: Injections are placed in the lips to create fullness while smoothing smiles lines and wrinkles for a younger, enhanced facial appearance.
  • Skin resurfacing: Concentrated, pulsating beams of light are used to target irregular skin. Laser skin resurfacing can help to target many signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, sun-damaged skin, and a poor complexion.

 

If you would like more skin care advice from a plastic surgeon, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jervis today! He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you achieve beautiful, younger-looking facial skin. Contact us by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.