How to Maintain Healthy Skin

Healthy SkinThe glow of healthy skin enhances your appearance more beautifully than the most expensive makeup can. Your complexion lasts a lifetime, so give it plenty of TLC with these skin care tips that will keep you looking fresh and natural.

Avoid exposure to the sun

By now the dangerous effects of UV rays are well-known. Leaving your skin unprotected from the sun can result in a number of problems ranging from wrinkles to cancer. Use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 and reapply frequently, especially if you’re in or near the water. If possible, stay out of the sun completely between 10 AM and 2 PM when rays are at their peak.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Hydration plumps up skin cells for a smooth appearance and improved firmness. Even if you have oily skin, it’s important to moisturize. Look for a product that’s formulated for your particular skin type. And it’s never too early to start: the groundwork for wrinkles and collagen loss begins in your 20s.

Get regular facials

Professional facials are ideal for providing deep cleaning and hydration. Facial massages help to relieve the tension that can cause wrinkles and breakouts. Adding options such as microdermabrasion speeds up cell turnover, which is the process where old skin cells wear off to be replaced by fresh ones.

Use products with Retinol

This Vitamin A derivative is a natural way to address a variety of skin care issues. Retinol can reduce the appearance of large pores for a smoother, more youthful look. It can also even out discoloration that occurs from sun exposure, birth control pills or genetics. Its most valuable benefit may be the ability to stimulate collagen production to keep your complexion firm and elastic.

Our North Scottsdale specialists will evaluate your complexion and create a customized treatment program for healthy skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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