Skin care is the ultimate age factor changer. Our skin, especially on the face, hands and neck is the first thing people may notice. Do you have a beauty regimen specially designedfor the care and upkeep of your skin? If not, it's never too late to start. Add the following five skin care tips into your next pampering routine or implement them into one you already started but haven't kept up with.
- Don't forget your hands: Just like your face, your hands are subject to the harsh sun or wind. Moisturize hands daily to avoid cracks, dryness or other element-related conditions.
- Exfoliate: Use a gentle exfoliating washto remove dead skin cells and dry exterior layers.
- Get enough sleep: Sleep is a main component of a good skincare regiment. Lack of sleep can increase stress levels, which in turn breaks down collagen. Collagen is rebuilt during the nightly repair process. Hyaluronicacid production also occurs for an increase of hydration levels.
- Keep it simple: Create a routine that works for you. If your plan is 10 steps long, chances are you're not going to follow it every morning or night. Also, if your first routine doesn't work, try another. Don't get discouraged.
- Protect against sun exposure: Even if the sun isn't all the way up when you leave your home in the morning, the sun's rays will reach you at some point during the day. Wear a SPF face protection daily to ensure you can keepthe UVA rays at bay.
Although a skin care routine may be in place, not all aging-related changes can be undone with these steps. Sometimes a Botox treatment or dermal injection is the next suitable, healthy step for the skin you have always wanted. If you're interested in making a cosmetic change, schedule a consultation with Long Islanddual-board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. James Marotta.