Show Skin Some Love This Valentine’s Day

shutterstock_382833289Valentine’s Day is a great time to take care of someone you love – including yourself! Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day by taking care of your skin and treating yourself to a skin-rejuvenating treatment from Innovations Medical.

How to Show Your Skin Some Love

Stay Out of the Sun. The best way to show your skin love this Valentine’s Day is to protect it from the sun. Even during the winter, the sun’s rays can be damaging. The sun damages the skin by destroying collagen and elastin, two things necessary for your skin’s ability to expand and retract. When collagen and elastin break down, your skin begins to wrinkle and sag.

Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to block UVA and UVB rays. Select a sunscreen, moisturizer or makeup with a minimum of SPF 15.

If you have to be in the sun, try to avoid the times of day that the sun is the strongest, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Don a hat, sunglasses, sleeves and long pants to avoid prolonged exposure.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle. Making good choices benefits not only your health, but also your skin. Some positive choices you can make that show up on your skin include:

Staying Hydrated. Aim for at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Drinking water hydrates your cells and plumps them up, keeping your face looking youthful.
Avoiding alcohol and caffeine. Yes, we know this is hard, but both caffeine and alcohol dehydrate your body and skin cells. The result is a tired and dull appearance.
Quitting smoking. Smoking also wreaks havoc on your skin by depleting collagen, causing wrinkles and making you look older. Smoke from cigarettes also clogs your pores and can lead to blemishes. E-cigarettes aren’t safe, either, as the vapor contains nicotine and other additives that can cling to your skin.

Moisturize. Dry winter air can zap moisture out of your skin. Use a high-quality moisturizer with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin looking great.

Schedule a Skin-Rejuvenation Treatment. Check out options such as radio frequency micro needling, chemical peel or a vampire facial (it’s not as scary as it sounds!) with Innovations Medical today. Call 214-643-8665 today to schedule your appointment.

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