As we get older, the inevitable signs of aging will begin appearing, which is especially noticeable on the face. Lines, wrinkles, and dry skin can really make you look older than your actual years. Most people simply give in to these skin changes, while others choose to fight the good fight. Outside of surgery, there are quite a few ways you can slow down or even partially reverse the appearance of aging. One of the best ways to do this is practicing a good skin care routine.
During a consultation with our specialist at Dr. Yeoman’s Dermatology Office, you can get all the facts about ways that you can minimize signs of aging through a great skin care routine. We can also provide you with some of the tools you’ll need to look and feel your best.
Moisturizing daily is one of the best things you can do for your skin, no matter what your age. Skin, particularly aging skin, is vulnerable to becoming dry. Your skin normally produces a quantity of oil that moisturizes it, but this can be removed due to age or be stripped away while showering or cleansing your face. This leaves your skin open to the drying effects caused by the environment. Applying a moisturizer immediately after your shower or bath helps to lock in the moisture absorbed by your skin.
Medical-Grade Skin Care Products
Another way you can help keep your skin moist and healthy is by using products that are medical-grade as opposed to ones bought at the local drug store. These products contain special substances that help to lock in moisture within your skin cells. Using medical-grade skin care products ensures that your skin has adequate supplies to keep it moist and supple. Moist skin displays fewer “cracks” or fine lines and wrinkles.
Limit Sun Exposure
Limiting your exposure to damaging UV radiation will significantly slow down the aging of your skin. When you are outdoors, wear a hat or sunscreen with the proper SPF to block direct sunlight that can dry and prematurely crack your skin. By limiting your sun exposure, you are also lowering your odds of developing skin cancer, which has been on the increase in recent years.
Schedule a Consultation
When you visit Dr. Yeoman’s Dermatology Office, you can learn more information regarding aging and skin care. For your convenience, we have offices in Poplar Bluff and Paragould. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our specialist!