Are you tired of noticing fine lines, wrinkles or dull skin when you look in the mirror? If so, you’re certainly not alone! These gradual changes to our skin are generally unwelcome, yet expected, because we associate them with the natural skin aging process. What if we told you that 90% of skin aging is caused by external factors that you can control!? We’re not messing with you, we’re completely serious.
Your genetics can tell you what kind of changes you can expect as your skin ages, but how soon and how severely your skin shows signs of aging is mostly up to you. That might seem like a lot of responsibility, but that’s why we are ready to share three simple tips to help you restore more youthful, radiant skin and prevent future signs of skin aging.
1. Sun protection:
This is the biggest environmental factor to skin aging because, of course, it’s difficult to avoid sunlight. This becomes more obvious when you know that harmful UV rays are not blocked by clouds or by the glass typically used for windows and doors. If you’re sitting inside near a window or outside on a cloudy, rainy day, your skin is still getting harmful sun exposure. The best thing you can do is wear SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every day, anywhere your skin is exposed to the air. Unprotected sun exposure causes your skin to produce free radicals, which over time will damage your skin cells and lead to sunspots and other forms of hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, deeper wrinkles and more. The biggest danger, of course, is skin cancer. You can dramatically reduce your risk with regular use of sunscreen and avoiding direct sunlight as much as possible.
We don’t usually think of exercise when it comes to skin care, but sweating can actually help to flush away impurities and clear your pores. Cardiovascular exercise improves circulation, which encourages the healthy transport of oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Just remember to drink plenty of water when you exercise, since water is important for hydration not only internally but for healthy skin hydration as well! If you prefer to exercise outdoors, be sure to always wear sunscreen regardless of the weather or temperature.
3. Peels and products:
It would be silly not to inform you of the anti-aging and skin-revitalizing benefits of chemical peels and medical-grade skin care products available at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Especially this month, because throughout April we are offering 20% off chemical peels and 15% off our Product of the Month: SkinCeuticals® Retexturizing Activator!
We proudly use professional-grade chemical peels by SkinCeuticals® to correct the effects of sun damage, including the many signs of aging. Our professional peels can improve a variety of skin concerns, including:
● Fine lines and wrinkles
● Uneven skin tone
● Rough texture
● And more.
For those bothered by rough or uneven skin texture, SkinCeuticals Retexturizing Activator can help you rediscover smoother, softer skin. This oil-free serum works on all skin types to replenish and exfoliate skin while optimizing the skin’s amino acid supply to reinforce the external barrier.
With just a few simple lifestyle adjustments and investing in a medical-grade skin care regimen tailored to your unique needs, you can take control of your skin’s aging and your confidence! To get started, simply call us today at (315) 663-0112 or request a consultation online.