Keep Skin Healthy Between Appointments at Innovations Medical

shutterstock_379735279We talk about skin a lot at Innovations Medical. We can’t help it – it’s our specialty. We love to provide you and all of our patients with high-quality skin care treatments and skin-rejuvenating procedures to keep skin looking great. But, what happens once you leave our clinic? There’s a lot you can do on your own to keep your skin looking great in between appointments with us.

Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Great

Establish a Solid Skin Care Routine. One of the best ways you can keep your skin looking great is to cleanse, restore and moisturize it regularly with high-quality cleansers, toners, serums and moisturizers. Ask us for our recommendations about what products you should use and what you should avoid.

Sunscreen. We will say it again: sunscreen. One more time for the people in the back: sunscreen. Can you tell we are passionate about sunscreen? Sunscreen plays a protective role for your skin, keeping it safe from the damaging rays of the sun. Wearing it means a reduction in the risk of developing skin cancer and also means a decreased occurrence of skin pigmentation problems such as freckles or sun spots.

Healthy Diet. Your skin is no different from any other organ in your body; it needs vitamins and other nutrients to function correctly. Choose a healthy diet full of vegetables, fruits, lean meats and whole grains to support your skin. Some people have skin conditions that require them to go a step further with their diet. For example, people who have rosacea should avoid processed food and gluten, minimize dairy, and avoid peanuts.

Supplements. Adding vitamins and minerals on top of your healthy diet can help give your skin a boost, too. Vitamins and other anti-oxidant nutrients can help prevent cell damage and cancerous lesions and reduce stress on our skin caused by free radicals.

Drink Water. When your skin cells become dehydrated, your appearance is also affected. The skin looks dull and drab instead of bright and youthful. A good rule of thumb on how much water you should be drinking is to divide your body weight in half – that is the number of ounces you should try to drink per day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should try to drink at least 75 ounces of water each day. Note: Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages in excess because these types of drinks can dehydrate you.

For more information about caring for your skin, give us a call at 214-347-8667.

Dr. Bill Johnson MD, MMM Innovations Medical
Contact us with any questions or call our Dallas office at 214-643-8665.