With spring around the corner, many people are looking forward to tropical vacations, warmer weather, and fun in the sun. Yet, alongside the warmer weather are a number of beauty, health, and skincare concerns. These range from greater risks of sustaining sun damage, to premature aging, to practicing poor skin health habits, and beyond. Luckily, with at-home and in-office care, you can regain control of your health to prevent future problems and rejuvenate your dull, tired, or damaged skin. Here are a few of our favorite lifestyle changes, treatment options, and tips that are sure to keep your skin healthy, beautiful, and ageless year-round!
How to protect and repair your skin
While skin can sustain damage from a single day in the sun, it’s important to regularly nurture your body’s largest organ with a regimen of healthy living and careful attention. Though warm sunrays are welcomed after the cold winter, studies have shown that up to 90% of the signs of premature aging, like wrinkles, discoloration, or sagging, can be attributed to sun damage. Preventing future damage or treating pre-existing wear are the keys to obtaining flawless, ageless skin.
Always protect your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing SPF protection daily and nourishing it with healthy skincare products. When at home, boost your health by exfoliating regularly, using moisturizer, and eating a balanced diet full of vitamin C, D, E, and K. While lifestyle changes and preventative measures are both important aspects of managing skin health, if you have pre-existing damage or signs of premature aging, your skin may require more intensive care to heal.
To supplement your skincare regimen and improve your overall tone and texture this season, consider one of our office’s exfoliating treatments like microdermabrasion or chemical peels. By mechanically buffing the top layers of skin, microdermabrasion reveals younger, healthier looking skin, while chemical peels offer reductions of age spots, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, or wrinkles through chemical exfoliation. By sloughing away damaged skin, these treatments provide instant rejuvenation and work in tandem with your pre-established skincare routine to keep your skin youthful, supple, and smooth.
For patients who want long-term skin benefits that will last this season and well beyond, Portrait Plasma or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments may be more ideal. Targeting worn, aged skin, Portrait Plasma offers incredible results—erasing fine lines and wrinkles, removing pre-cancerous lesions, tightening, and toning—all with the use of plasma energy. By working to stimulate new collagen, Portrait Plasma delivers damage-defying results that continue to improve for up to a year following treatment. To treat sun damage, IPLtreatment, also known as a photofacial, may be ideal. By using lasers to stimulate collagen, IPL removes pre-existing damage, providing patients with a smoother, more even complexion that remains healthy year-round.
If you are ready to get your best skin in time for spring or have questions about your skin health, call our office at (614) 890-5565 today to schedule an appointment. Our staff at Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of Columbus can’t wait to help you find the perfect treatment to meet your aesthetic and health needs. With procedures as advanced as ours, we look forward to delivering you the beautiful, healthy, age-defying results you deserve.Previous Post