Skin Rejuvenation Spring Lake, Monmouth County NJ

Steps Your Skin Needs You to Take

There may be no place on the body where we notice aging more than the skin. One of the reasons this may be so is simply that we see our skin on a daily basis. Another reason we believe the skin changes so much with age is that it is exposed to pollution, chemicals, and lifestyle habits. If your skin still has some firmness, perk, and glow, you want to take steps to keep it that way. If your skin is showing signs of degradation, the same steps and then some can turn things around. These steps include:

Protect Your Skin from Unnecessary Exposure

We’ll start exactly where you may be expecting: by encouraging you to wear sunscreen. This tip cannot be suggested enough. UV light in sunshine isn’t just a sunburn and skin cancer risk, it is the kind of light that breaks down collagen when it permeates the epidermis. Just a few hours in the sun, or a few minutes here and there without adequate sunscreen, leads to photodamage and laxity over time. The skin also reacts when exposed to tobacco and alcohol, as well as excessive caffeine, so limit or cut these factors out of your lifestyle if possible.

Offset Degrading Factors with Water

The body is 60+ percent water content. It isn’t a stretch to say we need to replenish our stores as much as possible. Plenty of celebs, including Beyoncé, tout the positive benefits of drinking a gallon of water a day. Not only does this habit (surprisingly) increase physical energy, but it can also make the skin look plumper and more radiant. People who have tried the gallon-a-day water habit often say that they’re told they look more rested.

Think Long Term

Throughout our lifetime, each of us will encounter specific skin care needs. What your skin needs right now is different than what it needed a decade ago and what it will need a decade from now. Fortunately, there are several professional treatments that can keep you ahead of the game in terms of cosmetic aging. And we’re not just talking injectables and plastic surgery. Mild, non-invasive treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing can go a long way in provoking collagen production and cellular debris removal, both of which are vital to aging more gracefully.

We are pleased to serve patients in Spring Lake and surrounding areas. To schedule a visit with us, call (732) 449-0167.

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Living with The Intention of Having Great Skin

We hear a lot today about living with intention; about being mindful about what we are doing with our lives. There are so many ways we can expand from that general concept. Whichever way you go about it, living with intention has its benefits. Here, we want to touch on how intentional practices might revolve around the desire to have great skin. We also discuss how to bring the idea of deliberate practice to life so your skin looks great now and for your lifetime.

Skin Care Begins with an Idea

The idea behind good skin care, meaning what you do to care for your skin each day, is that taking care of your skin will provide aesthetic rewards. Wash, moisturize, and protect, and your skin will be more resilient against the early signs of aging. Sure, we’ve got an array of corrective treatments that can lift brows and erase dark circles and much more; but prevention is still the best medicine. Why wait until the evidence of collagen loss is unmistakable? Set the wheels in motion now to benefit later.

How to be Intentional about Your Skin

Our appearance changes as we age. This we cannot control. What we can control, though, is how and when those changes happen. Genetics, aside, aging skin is also a matter of intention. The good news is that we don’t have to go to great lengths to postpone the signs of aging. We also don’t have to spend thousands of dollars. Some of the best ways to get a leg up on aging include:

  • Maintain skin by maintaining health. If you didn’t already have enough reasons to load your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, here’s another. Leafy greens and fresh fruits support cell function, which in turn supports firm, glowing skin.
  • Care for skin with well-chosen products. More people are learning that medical-grade skin care has the magic their skin needs. This is because skincare isn’t just about washing makeup off at night; it’s also about using the strongest and safest ingredients to fight free radicals and other factors that degrade collagen.
  • Boost anti-aging power with periodic professional treatments. Again, these don’t have to be costly. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are excellent treatments for promoting ongoing collagen production.

We’ve got what your skin needs. Call our Spring Lake office at (732) 449-0167 for cosmetic and general dermatology care.