4 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Beautiful

re you looking for ways to keep your skin healthy and beautiful? Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Prevent Damage

There are many things you can do to protect your skin and prevent damage. This is the first step to keeping your skin looking youthful and smooth.

Sun Damage

  • Choose sunscreen with high SPF
  • Always apply sunscreen when you’ll be spending time outdoors (even in the winter)
  • Take extra sunscreen with you and reapply it throughout the day
  • Wear hats and clothing to cover your skin when possible
  • Take breaks from the sun when spending time out doors
  • See your dermatologist regularly to monitor your skin’s health and catch any problems before they worsen.

Other Damage

  • Clean your face every morning and night, and always remove all makeup before going to bed.
  • Wash your pillowcase often
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Don’t pop your zits when you get them—instead treat them with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
  • Be gentle when applying makeup and try to avoid pulling too much on your skin. Be especially careful with the delicate skin near your eyes.

2. Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Your body needs water to stay healthy and so does your skin. Keeping your skin hydrated starts from the inside, so drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. If you’re spending time in the sun, or exercising regularly, you may need to drink even more.

Moisturizer also helps your skin stay hydrated, so start using it while you’re young, even before you notice any signs of aging.

3. Get The Right Nutrients

The right nutrients will also help you keep your skin healthy and glowing.

  • Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that help protect your skin from pollution, sunrays, and other damaging free radicals.
  • Vitamin E protects your skin from further damage and helps it grow. Snack on almonds, sunflower seeds, and hazelnuts to boost your Vitamin E intake.
  • Unsaturated fats can act as a natural moisturizer for your skin. Avocados and seafood are great sources of this healthy type of fat.
  • Vitamin C boosts your immune system, which helps your skin heal from blemishes. Strawberries, oranges, and broccoli are all good sources of this vitamin.

4. Repair Damage

After you’ve done your best on your own to protect and care for your skin, it is time to seek help from a professional.

There are many skin treatments available that can target specific problems. For example sclerotherapy can be used to remove spider veins and varicose veins. This procedure can improve the appearance of your skin, but it can also help alleviate aching, swelling, and cramps associated with varicose veins.

Another common treatment is laser skin resurfacing. This can be used to correct pigmentation problems, reduces the size of pores, and make the skin look smoother.

If you’re unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin, contact Cool Springs Plastic Surgery to learn more about your options.