1. DRINK UP! One of the most basic things you can do is drink plenty of water and eat healthy diet with many fruit and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and are very effective in giving you beautiful skin.
2. MOISTURIZE Moisturizers help protect your skin from the environment and keep water trapped in our skin. Moisturizers are formulated to treat different skin types. People with normal skin need a light moisturizer that contains natural oils. Those with dry skin require heavier lotions with humectants to lock in moisture and those with oily skin should look for an oil free moisturizer that won’t clog pores.
3. EXFOLIATE Chemicals peels are a great way to make your skin look healthier & brighter while addressing other skin conditions such as pigmentation, fine lines, and acne. PCA recommends monthly in office exfoliation treatments to ensure proper desquamation (shedding of dead skin cells) and to assist in the penetration of active topical products.
4. PROTECT There is nothing that fights aging better then proper sun protection. A broad spectrum sunscreen along with topical antioxidants is essential to prevent further damage. Antioxidants work as a second defense to sunscreen by blocking UV rays, infrared radiation, pollution, and lifestyle factors that generate damaging free radicals that cause prematurely aged skin. When looking for a sunscreen it is important to get one labeled as “broad-spectrum” as they provide protection against both ultraviolet A (aging rays) and ultraviolet B (burning rays). It is also important to reapply every two hours when out in the sun to assure adequate protection.
A combination of regular in office treatments, topical antioxidants, and daily sun protection can effectively preserve, promote and protect healthy and youthful skin!