If you want to reduce signs of aging, it's a good idea to invest in cosmetic dermatology services. But what kind of skincare practices will help you age gracefully without making you look like plastic? Here are a few tips to help you learn how to age well while looking natural.
The sun might feel amazing on your skin, but it's also quite damaging if you spend too much time in it without the proper protective measures. Sun damaged skin is prone to various signs of premature aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Your skin can also take on a leathery texture and appearance from overexposure to the sun if you're not careful. If you want to age with grace, make sure you're avoiding excess sun exposure whenever possible. If you need to spend time out in the sun, make sure you're wearing protective clothing and sunscreen with at least SPF 30. These steps will help protect your skin from premature aging.
Chemical peels might seem a little bit overwhelming at first, but they're an incredible boon if you want to age gracefully. Chemical peels are designed to exfoliate the skin on your face and encourage cell turnover. During a chemical peel session, your dermatologist will apply a thin layer of chemical solution – typically a mild chemical exfoliant like salicylic acid – to the area you want treated. Once it's been left on for a few minutes, the exfoliant will be removed. Your skin may seem a little bit red at first, but after a day or so, you'll be met with softer, brighter skin than before. This process can be as intense or as gentle as you need it to be for your skin, which means you're not tied to a one-size-fits-all treatment.
Contrary to popular belief, Botox injections won't make you look like plastic. The key is that they have to be done correctly and by an experienced professional. As we age, we start forming deeper wrinkles and losing volume in our lips and faces. Botox can help reduce the appearance of those wrinkles without making you completely expressionless. Again, the important thing is that you see an experienced professional who can give you the natural look you're going for.
Updating your skincare routine as you age is one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself. Trying new treatments like microneedling, adding retinol to your skincare regimen, and talking to your doctor about cosmetic dermatology services can all make a huge difference in the way that you age. It's important to be flexible with your skincare routine and procedures as you get older because your skin will need different things as the years progress. Make sure you're listening!
Aging happens to all of us. The key is taking measures to make sure the aging process looks natural and graceful. If you're concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, set up a consultation with our team at North Pacific Dermatology today.