Keeping your skin healthy and protected is one of the most important things you should do. However, with the busy lives we all have, our skin care routine can sometimes get neglected. Living a healthy lifestyle plays a large role in the youthful appearance of your skin. Getting occasional treatments, like a chemical peel, can also help rejuvenate the skin periodically. Before you try an abundance of over-the-counter products to make your skin look younger and healthier, consider these simple lifestyle changes first.
The sun’s rays provide our body with Vitamin D, which is great for our health. However, overdoing it and spending too much time in the sun can be damaging to the skin. Limiting your skin’s sun exposure, especially during the peak hours of the day, will help protect your skin significantly. Consider wearing light protective clothing and applying sunscreen throughout the day if sun exposure is unavoidable at any given time. And it’s especially important to limit or avoid direct sun exposure if you’ve recently gotten a chemical peel treatment or a CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment, as your skin will likely be more sensitive than normal.
Your exercise habits also play a larger role than you may expect when it comes to the appearance of your skin. Simply exercising for 15-30 minutes each day will improve blood circulation to your skin, which provides the oxygen and nutrients needed to promote healthy skin cells. Plus, sweating during your exercise routine provides a natural cleanse of your skin.
Eating and Other Health Habits
You’ve likely heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” This is true in many aspects, including the health of your skin. Some of the most popular foods that contribute to healthier looking skin include fruits, whole grains, seafood, eggs, nuts and honey. Of course, water and milk are also great liquids to consume for better looking skin as well. Combining healthy eating habits with a regular chemical peel treatment will have your skin looking great again in no time.
Skin Deep Laser Services provides many services to our clients in Washington DC, Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria, VA. Whether you’re considering scar revision treatments, laser skin resurfacing or just a simple chemical peel treatment, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss all of your options. Be sure to contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how you can improve your skin’s health.