With 2017 just days away, you may be making New Year’s resolutions just like millions of other Americans. Most people include things like making more money or losing weight, but what about your skin? Does it suffer from resolution neglect? If so, consider incorporating some of these seven strategies for better skin in the upcoming year.
Break Bad Habits.
We hate to state the obvious, but smoking and visiting tanning booths too often are not good habits to develop. Not only do they increase your risk of lung and skin cancer, these habits also cause your skin to age prematurely by taking on a wrinkled, leathery appearance. We age fast enough as it is, don’t you think? If you smoke, you should quit now. If you’re a tanning booth addict, reduce your visits or stop altogether. Practicing smart sun safety outdoors is important as well.
Consider A Laser Treatment.
Do you have acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, or another skin imperfection you would like to get rid of? Consider laser treatments with PicoSure. Its intense, brief pulses penetrate your skin layers to correct the problem at its source.
Moisturize and Exfoliate.
How do you know when your skin is dry? Try running your fingernail along a small area on your arm or leg. If you see a white mark, then you do indeed have dry skin. Fortunately, you can easily remedy this problem by investing in a moisturizer and an exfoliant. These products remove your dead layers of skin and give you smooth, silky skin instead.
Give Yourself a Lift.
Not quite ready to consider a facelift? No problem. You can get an injectable or dermal filler instead. They target specific problem areas on your face such as loss of volume, crow’s feet, deeply set frown lines, wrinkles, folds and more. The injections are no more uncomfortable than an insect bite and can improve your appearance in just a few sessions.
Many people join a gym at the start of a new year, but now you have even more reason to follow the crowd. Exercise makes you sweat, which causes a release of toxins under your skin. It also helps you maintain healthy blood flow and circulation throughout your body, including your skin. One caveat here is to be sure to wear sunscreen and reflective clothing if you decide to take your exercise outdoors.
Let You Shine Through.
Want to look great for a New Year’s Eve party and beyond? A chemical peel can help you accomplish that. Think of it as an exfoliant on steroids. It causes dead skin to slough off and a healthier, shinier layer to take its place. The new layer is less wrinkled too, so you can’t go wrong.
Don’t Neglect the Neck. Don’t forget about your neck and chest when it comes to skin care. These areas are quite sensitive, making them vulnerable to dryness, wrinkles, and sunspots. Be sure to clean these areas with hydrating facial cream for ultimate skin health.
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Dermatology Associates offers a full spectrum of leading edge medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services from offices in Savannah and Vidalia.