While some aspects of your anti-aging skincare regimen should stay consistent all year round, certain times of year call for a bit of improvisation. As we’ve mentioned on this blog, the cold winter months often leave your skin dry and rough, no matter how much moisturizer you apply. The changing of the seasons is a great opportunity to take stock of your complexion and determine the areas that need extra attention.
To help you tailor your skincare regimen throughout the year, Shape Magazine has developed a 12-month guide to ramp up your anti-aging efforts. According to the source, March is an ideal time to look into laser resurfacing treatments.
“Schedule facial rejuvenation with noninvasive fractionated lasers (like Fraxel and Emerge) early in the year, when the sun is less intense,” the media outlet states.
What does sunlight have to do with facial rejuvenation? The magazine notes that your skin is typically more sensitive after all of the dry, damaged cells have sloughed off. Too much UV exposure is bad for your complexion at any time of year, but it is especially important to protect yourself after a laser treatment. In fact, UV rays may even counter some of the benefits of laser treatments for stretch marks, discoloration and other concerns.WebMD notes that you should avoid sun exposure as much as possible immediately following your treatment.
The days are getting longer, but there is still some time to prepare your skin for spring. Contact Marotta Aesthetics & Laser on Long Island today to learn more about chemical peels, microdermabrasion and other facial rejuvenation offerings.