Everyone wants to look and feel younger from the inside out, and many people go to extremes to achieve the look they want, undergoing elective surgeries that lift their faces, bums, and eyebrows.
We don’t think you have to go under the knife to take the years off. In fact, we think you hold a lot of the cards when it comes to looking younger for longer.
That’s why Dr. Divina Averilla and our team at Love Your Body Medical Spa are sharing their five best skin care tips for maintaining a youthful glow.
1. Don’t neglect sun protection
This goes for every single day — not just the hottest, sunniest days. The sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation wreaks havoc on your skin, causing cosmetic nightmares like sunspots, wrinkles, and elasticity issues.
There are a few practical ways you can protect your skin from the sun, including:
- Seeking shade
- Wearing protective clothing, including hats and sunglasses
- Using a broad-spectrum, high-SPF sunscreen
To make sun protection a part of your normal skin care and beauty routine, talk to us about cosmetic products and moisturizers that have built-in SPF.
We realize that encouraging sun protection often means trading in a sun-kissed glow from youthful radiance. If you really want to get some color, we can help you find a gentle self-tanner to help you achieve the look you want without frying your skin or turning to tanning beds.
2. Focus on health and wellness
Healthy, young-looking skin outside starts with a healthy body on the inside. If you haven’t already, start adding lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet — they can help protect against premature skin aging.
It’s best to avoid sugar and other refined carbs that accelerate the aging process.
Exercising regularly also stimulates healthy circulation and boosts the immune system, which can contribute to a youthful glow.
3. Keep up a good skin care routine
This one might seem like a no-brainer, but it bears repeating. Many of our patients think they have their skin care routine down pat, and others neglect it altogether. We can help you find the right products and methods to make skin care fit into your lifestyle.
There are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind, though. For example, always clean your skin gently, avoiding any harsh rubbing that irritates your skin and speeds up the aging process. We also recommend that you moisturize every day and wash your face twice daily and after heavy sweating.
4. Kick the habit
Besides sun damage, smoking is one of the biggest threats to your skin (not to mention your overall health). The chemicals in smoke, as well as the repetitive lip-pursing, damage the structural integrity of your skin, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.
Speaking of bad habits, we also encourage you to curb your alcohol intake. Alcohol quickly dehydrates your skin, leaving it vulnerable to premature aging.
5. Go to the professionals
The best thing you can do for your skin is to seek the assistance of a professional like Dr. Averilla. She has the experience and resources to keep you looking young. She takes the time to understand your goals, and she recommends treatments and services based on your unique needs.
Some of the services we recommend to our patients who want to look younger include:
- Dermal fillers
- Laser treatment for acne
- Skin tightening
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Laser 360
Each of our services specializes in erasing damage and reducing the signs of aging, taking years off your face.
If you’d like more information or would like to schedule a consultation, request an appointment online or over the phone at our Las Vegas, Nevada, office.