Prejuvenation: 5 ways to take care of your skin at any age
No matter what age you are, it’s important to establish a nourishing skin care routine! Many skin care tips focus on rejuvenation of the skin, however, being mindful of how you treat your skin from a young age is key to prevention. Prejuvenation should start during your teens and young adulthood.
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Five ways that you can practice Prejuvenation for your skin include:
Knowing your skin type and selecting a line of medical-grade skincare products to use every day
Just like brushing your teeth, you need to take care of your skin every day. Using a quality cleanser, moisturizer, mineral sunscreen, etc. on a daily basis will help improve your skin. Talk with a skin care specialist to find out which skin type you are and what products work best for you.
Some drug store products have essential ingredients that you need for your skin, however, they might only have a small percentage of that active ingredient. Work with a skin specialist to utilize medical-grade products that will help you achieve the intended results.
Protecting your skin
Although this one is a given, wearing sunscreen every day – no matter what season it is – is crucial. Arizona’s UV rays are strong, so wearing hats and staying in the shade as much as possible can make a huge difference in how your skin ages.
Moisturizing your skin
Even if you have oily skin, you need to apply moisturizer every day to help prevent the signs of aging. Moisturizer creates a protective barrier between your skin and outside elements that can harm your skin. Therefore, all skin types need to moisturize for protection and prevention of wrinkles.
Getting maintenance treatments
Getting medical-grade facials as regularly as you can is a great way to maintain a healthy, youthful glow. In addition to your at-home skin regimen, getting a facial from a skin specialist on a regular basis helps with rejuvenation and cell turnover. Also, your skin specialist can give you a report on how your at-home routine is working for your skin, and help you adjust if needed.
Establishing a routine with a dermatologist, aesthetician or plastic surgeon
The best way to learn about your skin is through an expert. A dermatologist can prescribe medication to treat various skin conditions and help you maintain your overall skin health. An aesthetician can provide facials that work with your skin type to accomplish your goals. Plastic surgeons like myself are experts in anti-aging and can recommend laser and advanced technologies that are right for your skin. Do your research and make sure that you consult with a trusted skin specialist.
Following these tips at a young age will help you create healthy habits and set your skin up for success as you age. Maintain your routine and treat yourself to facials—your skin will be thankful
Author: Anthony A. Admire, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a native Arizonan who attended high school, college, and medical school (University of Arizona) in Tucson. He completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residency in St. Louis, before returning home to Tucson in 2006, where he took a position with the University of Arizona College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Acting Chief of Plastic Surgery. In late 2007, he established his private plastic surgery practice in North Scottsdale, which has flourished for over 15 years, serving both Phoenicians and many out-of-state patients. To learn more about Dr. Admire, please visit: https://www.admireplasticsurgery.com/.